Bergeron’s late goal lifts Mavs over UCCS
Dramatic finishes seem to be a theme for Colorado Mesa’s women’s soccer team this season.
The Mavericks on Sunday continued that recent trend, getting the go-ahead and game-winning goal from Halie Bergeron in the 89th minute to lift the Mavericks to a 1-0 RMAC road vctory over CU-Colorado Springs.
Bergeron, whose goal was her first of the season, was able to get past her defender and beat the UCCS keeper one on one to get the goal. It’s the third consecutive game the Mavericks have been in decided by a match-winning goal in the final 10 minutes, with Mesa winning the last two.
Mesa (5-3-0, 2-1-0 RMAC) was outshot 22-11, and 6-4 in shots on goal, but the Mavericks were the ones who took the shot that counted. The Mountain Lions also finished with more corner kicks on the day with nine. CMU finished with just two.
Lauren Thompson had a team-high three shots. Ryanne Parker and Bergeron were right behind her with two shots apiece.
Emily Signorio was in goal for the second consecutive game for the Mavericks and had six saves. This was her second straight clean sheet for the Mavericks and improved her record to 2-1 as Mesa’s starter.
The Mavericks return home to play Regis on Friday and Metro State on Sunday.
Moshe Perez scored the only goal of the game for Colorado Mesa on a penalty kick at the 78:25 mark, but the Mavericks weren’t able to push across another goal against Fort Lewis in a 1-1 draw in Durango.
Salifu Jatta briefly gave the Skyhawks (2-2-4, 2-0-2 RMAC) the lead before Perez’s goal four minutes later knotted the score. Mesa (6-1-1, 2-1-1) held a 3-1 advantage in shots on goal in the two overtimes and 14-11 in total shots with a 6-5 edge in total shots on goal.
Goalie Briley Guarneri finished with four saves for the Mavericks, who continue RMAC play at Westminster on Wednesday and host South Dakota Mines at Walker Field on Sunday.