Season-high 3 goals lifts Mesa women to victory
The Mesa State College women’s soccer team had no problem finding the net this time.
The Mavericks (10-6-1, 5-4-0 RMAC) kicked the ball into the back of the net on three of their five shots on goal, scoring a season-high three goals in a 3-2 RMAC victory Sunday over CSU-Pueblo in Pueblo.
“We overcame a few obstacles,” Mesa State coach Erin Sharpe said. “This was the first game we won after being scored on first. I’m happy about that.”
Freshman Alyssa Michel scored two of the goals and assisted Kylie Kegans’ goal in the second half. Michel’s goals were assisted by Dany Ramirez.
Michel’s first one tied the game and the second goal gave Mesa State a 2-1 lead early in the second half.
Mesa State goalkeeper Julie Rasmussen made six saves.
One game after breaking out of its scoring slump, the Mavericks failed to build on the scoring momentum.
CSU-Pueblo defeated Mesa State 1-0 in Pueblo on a goal by Trevor Martinet and assisted by Odobong Obetette in the 54th minute.
It was the Mavericks’ fifth shutout loss in their past six games.
“We didn’t play the way we did on Friday,” Mesa State coach Josh Pittman said. “We didn’t play strong in the first half, so we made so changes and played a little better second half. The last 20 minutes, we put pressure on them, but couldn’t score.
“They lull you to sleep, then you’re chasing the game.”
Mesa State (8-8-0, 4-6-0 RMAC) had nine shots, including three on goal.
CSU-Pueblo (9-6-1, 5-4-1 RMAC) had 19 shots with six on goal. Mesa State goalkeeper Josh Tinaglia made five saves.