Fort Lewis College and Colorado School of Mines met in a key Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference showdown Sunday in Golden. The top team in the league kept the second-place team in check, as the Colorado Mines Orediggers, ranked No. 15, took a 1-0 victory.
Ashi Geberkidane scored in the 72nd minute for the Orediggers (11-3, 9-1 RMAC) to beat the Skyhawks (6-4-4, 6-2-2 RMAC). He collected a loose ball on a throw-in and hit a blast from 6 yards out to beat FLC goalkeeper Peter Byrne, who made five saves in the match.
FLC only recored eight shots and didn’t put a single shot on goal.
FLC fell to third in the conference with the loss, as Colorado Mesa (11-2-1, 7-2-1 RMAC) moved into second behind Mines.
FLC will host Regis at 3 p.m. Friday at Dirks Field.
Women’s SoccerThe Fort Lewis women’s soccer team saw a three-game win streak end Sunday at home against Westminster College of Salt Lake City.
FLC (4-7-1, 4-5-0 RMAC) scored first in the 16th minute with a goal from Emma Parton, her third of the season. She was assisted by Jessica Singleton.
But Westminster (6-7-1, 3-5-1 RMAC) scored three unanswered goals to steal the game. Emma Heyn scored on a free kick in the 21st minute with an assist from Jayne Christensen. Jacqueline Williams added a 55th-minute goal assisted by Allie Milelrberg. Willaims’ goal came on a header.
Libby Dearden added a late goal in the 80h minute for Westminster on a penalty kick.
FLC will get a little extra time before its next game Oct. 22 at Adams State.