Mesa women’s soccer team returns home for two games

The Mesa State College women’s soccer team returns home this weekend after winning its first RMAC game last weekend on the road.

“We did some great things in the first half (against CU-Colorado Springs) and got our first shutout,” said Mesa State coach Erin Sharpe of the win. “We still need to be consistent for 90 minutes, but as long as we progress, I’m happy.”

The Mavericks (4-1-0, 1-1-0 RMAC), who are ranked sixth in the NSCAA Central Region, host a dangerous Colorado Christian team on Friday night and RMAC preseason favorite Fort Lewis on Sunday.


WOMEN’S SOCCER

Last week: Mesa State lost to Colorado School of Mines 2-1 and defeated CU-Colorado Springs 2-0.
Friday: Colorado Christian (3-3-0, 1-1-0 RMAC) vs. Mesa State (4-1-0, 1-1-0 RMAC), 7 p.m., Mesa State Stadium

“They are unpredictable. They go to overtime with Adams State, which loses to Fort Lewis 11-0, then lose to Regis 2-0.” — Sharpe.

Sunday: Fort Lewis (4-2-0, 2-0-0 RMAC) vs. Mesa State, 1:30 p.m., Mesa State Stadium

“Our results are similar to theirs against similar competition. They are a very organized team that possess the ball well and is disciplined.” — Sharpe.


CROSS COUNTRY

Last meet: The Mavericks placed second in the UCCS Rust Buster Invitational, led by Esmeralda Martinez-Ramos’ second-place finish.

This week: The Mavericks host a Pre-RMAC Invitational at 9 a.m. on Saturday on a desert course west of Grand Junction Regional Airport.

Of note: Mesa State will be at full strength with the return of freshman Alexis Skarda, Kelsey Follett and Cecilia Garcia, but the Mavericks will only be competing against local runners. The race is a 6K (3.7 miles).


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