WINONA, Minn. -- Winona State brought its regular season to a close by knocking off No. 4 Minnesota State-Mankato 1-0 on Sunday.
Alaina Kne scored the game’s only goal with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half, moving the team’s win streak to 12 games and securing the second seed in next week’s NSIC/US Bank Soccer tournament for the Warriors.
Jennifer DeRoo slipped a pass past the Minnesota State defense, finding Kne cutting through the box. Kne quickly touched the shot into the back of the net, providing Winona State with the game-winning score.
Winona State’s 12-game win streak is the third-longest in program history while the team has nine shutouts in its past 11 games and 11 overall.
The Warriors took 14 shots during the game, with Minnesota State also recording 14. Kne and Kati Baker led Winona State with three shots each, with Baker leading the squad with two shots on goal.
Goalkeeper Alexandra Vial recorded six saves on the game, including three late in the contest, to preserve the victory.
The victory is also the Warriors’ second this season against a ranked opponent, having beaten then-No. 21 Southwest Minnesota State 1-0 on Oct. 13.
Winona State ends its regular season with a 14-2-2 overall record and a 13-2 mark in NSIC play. Minnesota State is 15-2-1 and 13-1-1.
No. 2 Colorado Mines 2, No. 21 Fort Lewis 1, OT
DURANGO, Colo. -- Second-ranked Colorado Mines put the exclamation point on a perfect conference record Sunday, rallying for a 2-1 come-from-behind overtime victory against No. 21 Fort Lewis at Dirks Field.
Behind goal contributions from freshmen Cari Smith and Jaclyn Knott, Mines (17-0-1, 14-0 RMAC) ended the regular season with its nationally leading 17th win and program-record 14th in a row, becoming only the fifth team to go undefeated in conference history (Metro State, 2004-06, '09).
Knott recorded the golden goal with 34 seconds remaining in the first overtime as she beat the keeper one-on-one for her first collegiate game winner and sixth goal of the season, tied for second most on the team.
Following the team's first halftime deficit of the season, Smith evened the match at 1-1 with her initial career score at 75:27, putting away a corner attempt by senior Jordan Hopper to center net.
Knott led the women with two shots on goal, while Smith and senior Anna Evans each had one.
Fort Lewis (14-4, 10-4 RMAC) finished with advantages in both shots and shots on target, outshooting the Orediggers 15-9 and 7-4, respectively. The Skyhawks are the only team to limit Mines to less than 10 shots this season, doing so in each of their two meetings.
RMAC Preseason Player of the Year Sam Weiss opened the scoring in the 26th minute with her 10th via a lengthy breakaway set up by Therese Romero.
Sophomore Jayln Yates turned away six shots in goal, her second-highest total of the season, to improve to 17-0-1.
The first-time RMAC regular season champions begin postseason play as owners of a 32-game unbeaten streak, tied for fifth-longest in Division II history. Mines also ranks 17th in consecutive conference matches without a loss with 24 and is tied for 16th in consecutive conference wins with 17.
As the No. 1 seed, Mines will meet the winner of No. 4 seed New Mexico Highlands (9-6-3, 7-6-1 RMAC) and No. 5 seed Regis (8-7-2, 6-6-2 RMAC) at Friday in the semifinals of the RMAC tournament at CSM Soccer Stadium.
No. 6 Cal State Stanislaus 4, Cal State East Bay 0
TURLOCK, Calif. — Karenee Demery scored twice on senior day as No. 6 Cal State Stanislaus blanked Cal State East Bay 4-0 Sunday. The Warriors are now 16-0-2.
The Warriors (14-0-2 CCAA) had already clinched a CCAA conference tournament berth and locked up the No. 1 seed in the postseason event. On Sunday, they checked off more program milestones, becoming the CCAA's first regular-season undefeated team since 1998, handing head coach Gabriel Bolton his 100th career victory and setting a program record in wins.
The 2013 squad also broke offensive records set by last season's team. The Warriors now have 48 goals, 50 assists and 146 points this season -- all new CSUS team records.
In Sunday's win, after Cal State East Bay gave Stanislaus the 1-0 lead on an own goal, Demery went to work and score twice while eclipsing her own single-season goal record, now with 21. Sabrina Williamson assisted on the score at 64:49 and Katelyn Nebesnick helped on Demery's second score at 69:41.
Kirsten Coleman extended the Stanislaus lead in the 79th minute after getting a long pass from Maryssa McDuffy.
With another shutout, the defense which held opponents to two shots on goals or less for the 12th time, helped goalkeeper Chelsea Lewandowski tie the Warriors' single season record with 10. The Warriors allowed just four goals in 11 home matches.
Cal State Stanislaus can now look at ahead to the postseason after Sunday's win with the conference tournament upcoming next weekend at Warrior Stadium, where the top-seeded Warriors will face Cal State Los Angeles on Friday.
No. 9 Quincy 1, McKendree 0
QUINCY, Ill.. -- Top-seed Quincy advanced to the semifinals of the GLVC tournament on Sunday with a 1-0 win against McKendree.
McKendree controlled the offense in the first half with a 4-2 shot advantage, placing three on frame that were all stopped by Quincy goalkeeper Jodi Chapie.
The Hawks scored the only goal they needed in the 50th minute. A shot by Haylye Markway was saved by senior goalkeeper Maggie Dudas, but the save deflected off the post and Quincy's Jaclyn Mastroianni was there for the score.
Quincy will now face Rockhurst, which beat Bellarmine 2-0 on Sunday.