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Orediggers tops in nation

September 28, 2010 | 2:48 pm No comments
By Shaun Schafer

The Colorado School of Mines men’s soccer team is ranked No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division II Top 25 Poll as announced Tuesday by the NSCAA.

This is the first team in the history of Colorado School of Mines Athletics to ever hold a No. 1 national ranking.

Mines’ is now 3-0-1 against Top 25 ranked opponents this season picking up wins earlier in the season against then No. 1 ranked Fort Lewis (1-0) and No. 24 West Texas A&M (4-0). CSM improved its record last week with wins over No. 18 Regis University (2-1) and a tie in double overtime (0-0) against then-11th-ranked Metro State. CSM also added a 4-0 victory over Colorado Christian.

Metro State moved up to No. 7 in the new poll, the first time the Roadrunners have been ranked in the top 10 since the 2008 preseason poll. Regis University slipped one spot to No. 19.

CSM currently ranks fourth in Division II in goals against average (0.36) and 10th in shutout percentage (0.63). Mines leads the RMAC in points (64), goals (tied – 22), goals per game (2.75), assists (20), assists per game (2.50), goals allowed (3), goals against average and ranks second with five shutouts.

Juett Honor: Jacob Juett, a senior defender has been named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week.

Juett helped the Orediggers post two shutouts and secure another victory in three games last week. Juett anchored a CSM defense against CCU that allowed just 5 total shots in the win. Juett scored his second game-winning goal of the season in the 45th minute of the match in Mines win over Regis. On Sunday, Juett helped Mines hold the Metro State scoreless for the first time this season. Juett has played in all eight matches this season.

On Tap: The No. 1 ranked Orediggers (7-0-1, 4-0-1 RMAC) will play a pair of road games beginning with Fort Lewis on Friday in Durango at 3:30 p.m. Mines will take on Mesa State on Sunday at noon.

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