Colorado Mesa University’s women’s soccer team had a high offensive affair against Western State on Friday, despite the score ending 1-0. Alexis Allard scored her second goal of the season in the 80th minute to give the Mavericks their 4th win of the season.

Both teams finished with 19 shots apiece for the game, with the Mavericks edging the Mountaineers out 11-7 in shots on goal. Lauren Thompson led CMU with five shots in the game, while Paige Massey led WSU with five as well.

While CMU finished with more shots on goal, it was WSU who took more corners in the game, finishing with eight to the Mavericks three.

Emily Signorio got her second start of the season in goal for the Mavericks. The victory gave Signorio her first win of her collegiate career. She finished the game with seven saves and her first clean sheet of the season.

Next up for the Mavericks was a game against the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs on Sunday. It came down to the final minutes once again for CMU. This time, the hero was Halie Bergeron who scored her first goal of the season in the 89th minute to give the Mavericks the 1-0 win over the Mountain Lions. Bergeron was able to get past her defender and beat the UCCS keeper one on one to get the goal.

CMU was outshot in the game 22-11, and 6-4 in shots on goal. But the Mavericks were the ones who took the shot that counted. The Mountain Lions also finished with more corner kicks on the day with nine. CMU finished with just two.

Thompson finished the game with the most shots for the Mavericks with three. Ryanne Parker and Bergeron were right behind her with two shots apiece.

Signorio was in goal for the second consecutive game for the Mavericks. Signorio finished with six saves on the day and zero goals allowed. This was her second straight clean sheet for the Mavericks. Signorio now has a 2-1 record for the season.

With the victory, CMU now sits at 5-3 on the year and 2-1 in the conference. CMU will now come home for four straight conference games starting with Regis University on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Walker Field.

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Bryce Reedy
Bryce Reedy is a mass communication major with a minor in sports management. Reedy began his newspaper career with The Criterion back in 2014 as a writer. Reedy worked his way up to sports editor, then managing and finally editor in chief for the 2016-17 year before deciding that he wanted to return to his roots as the sports editor for his senior year.

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