- Carly Nelson, left, makes an leaping effort to connect with the ball against Skyhawk Sara Egbom
during an Oct. 9 match in December. Metro State and Fort Lewis each made it into the women's NCAA
Division II tournament. (Photograph by Joel Baud/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)
The NCAA Division II soccer tournament will have plenty of Colorado representatives after
announcing the brackets for the men's and women's tournaments on Monday evening.
Fabian Kling scored two first half goals to propel No. 3 Fort Lewis to a 3-0 win over Colorado
Mesa Wednesday at Dirks Field.
"It's a tough couple of day stretch for us," said soccer coach Oige Kennedy of his Skyhawks' run
of four games in eight days. "We got off on the right foot. If we can keep our home record strong,
then it's going to be a good year for us.
The Colorado School of Mines men's soccer team down 2-1 at the half rallied back to scoring
three second-half goals on its way to a 4-2 victory over Colorado Mesa in RMAC action on Sunday
A penalty kick by Alex Nass, his fourth goal of the season, put Mines on the board in the 20th
minute of the match.
Megan Striedel headed a perfectly-placed corner kick into the center of the net with 2:37
remaining to lift No. 18 Fort Lewis (6-0-1 overall, 3-0-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic
Conference) to a 2-1 win over a spirited Colorado Mesa (3-4-0, 2-1-0) squad Wednesday at Dirks
"I knew it was obviously going to be a very tough game," said FLC head coach Damian Clarke.
The Adams State College Grizzlies and Colorado Mesa University Mavericks couldn't find
separation on Sunday in Grand Junction as the two tied 1-1 after two overtime periods.
The Mavericks put the first tally on the scoreboard in the 17th minute of action as Stevie Palma
put a rebound goal back in the net after a save by 'keeper Paul Pizza.
Operating under a new name, Colorado Mesa University got off to a tough start on the weekend
with an early run on Thursday night.
Cal State Dominguez Hills notched a goal in the 7th minute and the 79th minute to seal the win,
2-1, in the opener for both teams.
Cal State Dominguez Hills, the 2008 NCAA National Champions, got an early goal from Billy
Gutierrez to give the Toros an early advantage.