GUNNISON, Colo. Western Colorado picked up their first home win since the 2020 season on Sunday (Sep. 11) defeating Texas A&M International 2-1.
JUST THE FACTS
Final Score: Western Colorado def. Texas A&M International 2-1.
Records: Western Colorado 2-3-1, Texas A&M International 3-2
Location: Katy O. Rady Field; Gunnison, Colo.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In the first half it appeared the momentum was on the side of Texas A&M International who had nine shots with four being on goal, compared to the Mountaineers four shots and one being on goal. But, every time the Dustdevils took a shot Aubree Orosco was there to make the save.
- Western Colorado came out prepared and ready to go in the second half, leading to them taking a 1-0 lead 14 minutes into the second half. Kylie Hickox beat the Texas A&M International defender and kicked the ball over the outstretched Dustdevils goalkeeper hand into the top right corner of the goal.
- 12 minutes later, after a Gracie Lyman shot was deflected by the Texas A&M International goalkeeper right to Reece Mercer, who then passed it to Desiree Trinidad-Gonzalez who fired the ball over the outstretched goalkeeper’s hand into the top-right center of the goal – giving Western Colorado a 2-1 lead.
- With the game almost over, the Dustdevils got a break as an accidental handball in the penalty box led to Texas A&M International being awarded a penalty kick. They would capitalize on that opportunity, cutting the lead to 1-2. However, there wasn’t enough time for them to score any more points as they went home with a loss.
- The Mountaineers had 10 shots in the game, with five being on goal. While the Dustdevils had 19 shots, with 11 being on goal.
- Orosco was impressive in goal, racking up 10 saves over the course of the game.
- Caileen Sienknecht, Gracie Lyman and Abby Raio were the other Western Colorado players who had shots that were on goal.
Western Colorado will be back in action on Thursday (Sep. 15), kicking off Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play against University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on the road at 3 p.m. Following the conclusion of that game, the Mountaineers will take on CSU-Pueblo on the road on Sunday (Sep. 18) at 3 p.m.
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