Women’s soccer opened their RMAC season with a 2-0 win over Western Colorado University on Sunday, Sept. 24th. UCCS improves to 13-2 in their all-time series against WCU.
Mountain Lions brought pressure early on with seven attempted shots in the first 30 minutes. In the 35th minute, midfielder #8 Emily Aguilar scored the first goal of the game, assisted by right wing forward #27 Jadyn Ledoux.
WCU struggled offensively in the first period as the Mountain Lions added pressure defensively. In the second period, WCU began putting pressure on the UCCS defenders as the Mountaineers had five attempted shots, with one shot on goal in the 52nd minute, saved by Mountain Lions keeper #1 Isabella Whitmore.
Freshman #23 Ciara Garcia came into the game at the 56th minute and made a difference for the team as she showed off her speed, beating the Mountaineers defender down the sideline and finishing the shot in the top right of the frame in the 66th minute.
WCU continued to add pressure to the Mountain Lions, but the Mountaineers came up scoreless at the full-time whistle, with UCCS taking the win, 2-0.
Overall, the Mountain Lions outshot the Mountaineers 16 to 5, with the Mountain Lions landing 10 shots on goal and just one WCU shot. The 5 shots given up was the second lowest shots allowed of the season, the least being 4 against Southwestern Oklahoma State.
Captain Redshirt Junior Defender #5 Abby Barhydt. Photo by Taylor Villalpando.
Freshman Midfielder #7 Taylynn Levi. Photo by Taylor Villalpando.
Sophomore Defender #11 Lizzy Jaraczeski. Photo by Taylor Villalpando.
Junior Defender #19 Hazel Wright. Photo by Taylor Villalpando.
UCCS Women’s soccer preparing for the match against Western Colorado on September 24. Photo by Taylor Villalpando.