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Mountain Lions women win, men fall

September 11, 2011 | 9:39 pm No comments
By Shaun Schafer

Colorado Springs sides faced some extra work on Sunday, as the Mountain Lion men faced a naitonal power from Texas, while the women went into overtime against a side from Kansas.

For the men, a pair of penalty kicks was too much to overcome as Colorado Colorado Springs was beaten 2-0 by the No. 3-ranked Midwestern State Mustangs Sunday at Mountain Lion Stadium.

Dean Lovegrove converted his PK at the 5:29 mark. Chris Dwyer did the same at 79:08. Otherwise, the Mountain Lions acquitted themselves nicely against one of the best teams in NCAA Division II.

UCCS outshot Midwestern State 16-8 and had a 14-1 advantage in corner kicks.

What they couldn’t do was get one past Mustang goalkeeper Michael Wood (3-0-0), who has allowed just one goal in three matches this season.

The loss evened the Mountain Lions’ record at 2-2 as they head into Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. UCCS will host Metro State on Friday.

Mountain Lions 2, Fort Hays State 1 (OT): Julia Saenz scored less than two minutes into overtime as the Colorado Springs women defeated the Fort Hays State Tigers Sunday afternoon at Mountain Lion Stadium.

With just 1:58 expired in overtime, Hannah Levett rolled a crossing pass in front of the net. Saenz, making a run up the middle, punched it just under the cross bar.

The Mountain Lions (3-0-0) opened the scoring in the 39th minute. Alexis Michaelkovich sent a corner kick that Levett headed just inside the near post. Fort Hays State (1-3-0) evened the score in the 55th minute. Cindy Benitez took an extreme-angle shot from the right side that UCCS goalkeeper Kelly Schroeder went horizontal to stop. A sliding Rachel Wiesen was able to get a toe on the ball just ahead of the UCCS defenders.

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