Women’s soccer extends win streak to 4

AJ Blevins 

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     The UCCS Women’s Soccer team finished the week of Oct. 25 with three straight wins to increase their win streak to four. Playing only Colorado teams this last week, the team shut out Adams State 4-1, Colorado Christian University 3-2 and CSU Pueblo 4-0. 

     The team began the week in Alamosa for their matchup against the Grizzlies. The Mountain Lions’ offense started the game off fast by scoring at the 22-minute mark, and a second one 42 seconds later.  

     Redshirt senior Tori Maydew received a corner kick from inside the box and chipped it to redshirt sophomore Kaitlin Hinkle, who knocked it in to give UCCS that 1-0 lead. 

     Within a minute after that goal, redshirt junior Amelia Junge made a pass to redshirt freshman Abby Barhydt who sent it through the net to put the Mountain Lions up 2-0. 

     Coming out of half, Hinkle kept up the momentum in the Mountain Lions’ favor as she got a defensive stop and then led an offensive sequence to put UCCS up 3-0.  

     The Mountain Lions continued to put the pressure on the Grizzlies and tacked on points as redshirt freshman Makayla Merlo knocked in a penalty kick to put UCCS up 4-0.   

     Hinkle led the Mountain Lions to a 4-1 win over the Grizzlies while also keeping an offensive stat line. Freshmen duo Jadyn LeDoux and Sydney Lasater followed Hinkle with a game high of two shots each. 

     Hinkle was followed by freshman duo Jadyn LeDoux and Sydney Lasater, who would each record a game high two shots. UCCS outshot ASU 12-6; UCCS limited ASU to only two shots on the goal.  

     The team traveled to play Regis on Oct. 28. The Mountain Lions came out fast and got the game going right out of the gate with graduate student Tarah Patterson getting the first goal of the game, putting UCCS up 1-0. 

     The team kept the momentum going as LeDoux fired a strike to the left of the net to put UCCS up 2-0. Regis clawed their way back into the game with two goals to tie it at 2-2. The tie didn’t last long; Hinkle kicked the game winning goal in the 94th minute and UCCS took the win 3-2. 

     The team followed that with a game on Halloween at Colorado Christian, where they defeated CCU 4-0. This was UCCS’ seventh shutout this season. 

     UCCS Women’s Soccer is set to compete in their final game of the season at home against CSU Pueblo on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.  

 Two players for the UCCS Women’s Soccer team close in on the ball during their practice. Photo by Kate Marlett.