Mavs’ soccer season ends with 1-0 loss

The Mesa State College women’s soccer season came to a sputtering end Wednesday, much like its offense.

Regis limited the Mavericks to six shots in a 1-0 victory in the first round of the RMAC tournament in Denver.

“The boxscore indicates we got dominated quite a bit, but in reality, we did very well defensively and that’s something we struggled with in the past,” Mesa State coach Erin Sharpe said. “Our midfield did a good job, but to win a soccer game, you’ve got to dominate the attacking third. They were a much better team in the attack.”

The Rangers’ Chelsea Bokan scored on a header assisted by Heidi Boersma off a free kick in the 67th minute for the game’s only goal.

Regis (14-3-4) took 22 shots.

The Rangers advance to the RMAC semifinals Friday against top-seeded Metro State.

The Mavericks (10-10-1) are ranked eighth in the latest NCAA regional rankings. The top six teams qualify for the NCAA tournament.

“In some respects, this season was more successful,” Sharpe said. “We finished higher in conference than last year. We really wanted to get an NCAA bid this year, but it’s not going to happen sitting in eighth with a loss and tie to Regis.”


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