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Buffs hire Sanchez

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CU's soccer future just got a lot brighter.

On Monday, the University of Colorado lured Danny Sanchez back to the Front Range to take over an underachieving Buffs team that stumbled badly in its first season in the Pac 12.

Sanchez, who spent the past several years turning the University of Wyoming into a winning program, has a history of winning at every level.

‘Runners win in 2OT

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Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Colorado School of Mines played into the dark and into a second overtime period before someone finally found a goal on Friday night.

The game, which started in Golden at 7:30 p.m., looked like it could stretch into days before someone found a difference maker.

Emory, Holody on Rapids roster

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Steven Emory makes a scissors stop while practicing with the Rapids on Feb. 25, 2011, in Commerce City. Emory, the two-time RMAC player of the year, became the first former Roadrunner to make it to the MLS. (Photograph by Joel Baud/ColoradoSoccerNow.com.)

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Steven Emory, became the first Roadrunner to make it into the top flight of U.

Rapids to host college cup competition

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The Colorado Rapids, in conjunction with the University of Colorado and Colorado State University, announced details Thursday on the Inaugural Rocky Mountain College Cup, which is an effort by the Rapids to organize an event to determine soccer bragging rights between the state's two biggest universities.

Oh, the stars at night are big and bright

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I'm deep in the heart of Texas, folks. A new job, a full-time job, has taken me to Corpus Christi, on western edge of the glorious Gulf of Mexico, and that means my days as shopkeeper of ColoradoSoccerNow.com are at an end.

I'll still be chiming in from time to time. C'mon, the World Cup is coming up!

Final 2009 Division II rankings

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Grand Valley State was the best women's soccer team to play in Colorado in 2009. When the Lakers defeated the Colorado School of Mines 3-0 in the NCAA quarterfinals, they looked like a team that could go all the way. And freshman Ashley Botts looked like a player that is going to make a mark on women's soccer in America for at least the next three years.

Mays, Mitchell, MacArthur named to NSCAA All-America teams

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The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has selected its 2009 women's Division II All-America teams, and three Colorado players have been honored:

FIRST TEAM
Position, Player, Class, School, Hometown

K, Jamie Gillis, Sr., Massachusetts-Lowell, Billerica, Mass.

Schulze makes 3 saves in shootout; Mines eliminates Metro State

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Mines freshman Dani Hering scores the decisive goal in a shootout against Metropolitan State College on Friday during an NCAA tournament game in Denver. (photo by Jonathan Ingraham/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)

DENVER — In Friday's shootout, things started going poorly for the No.

Mays, Metro advance in overtime

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Sunday's start time was pushed back one hour as Metro State, including members of the administrative staff and baseball and softball teams, had to clear 7 inches of snow from the field after a winter storm buried Denver on Saturday night. (photo courtesy Metropolitan State College)

Becca Mays scored her second goal of the game with about four minutes remaining in overtime to give the No.

FLC stuns Metro, wins conference championship in shootout

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The Fort Lewis College women's soccer team hoists the RMAC tournament trophy. (photo by Jonathan Ingraham/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)

DENVER — On Friday, after Fort Lewis College came from behind to win in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's soccer tournament, coach Damian Clark said his team is accustomed to playing with poise, even when trailing.

FLC stuns Metro, wins conference championship in shootout

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DENVER — On Friday, after Fort Lewis College came from behind to win in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's soccer tournament, coach Damian Clark said his team is accustomed to playing with poise, even when trailing.

He said the Skyhawks are confident that when they play a possession game the result will turn out in their favor.

Fort Lewis sweeps RMAC tourney titles

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Defender Fabian Kling scored the winning goal in the 40th minute as the Fort Lewis College men's soccer team won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament 3-1 against Metropolitan State College on Sunday in Durango.

Kling booted home a corner kick by Tom Settle as the Skyhawks took a 2-1 lead just before halftime.

3-goal first half propels Roadrunners

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Regis defender Heidi Boersma fights Metro State's Becca Mays for control of the ball. (photo by Tom Auclair/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)

DENVER — When the women's soccer teams from Metropolitan State College and Regis University met in mid-October at Auraria Field in downtown Denver, the Roadrunners went on a three-goal tear in the second half.

RMAC women’s, men’s schedules

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Here are the matchups for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men's and women's soccer tournaments:

WOMEN
Wednesday

No. 6 Colorado-Colorado Colorado Springs at No. 3 Fort Lewis, 2:30 p.m.
No. 5 Mesa State at no. 4 Regis, 2 p.m.

Friday at Metro State
UCCS-Fort Lewis winner vs.

RMAC women’s tournament at Auraria

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The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has announced that the 2009 RMAC women's soccer championship will be hosted by Metropolitan State College of Denver at Auraria Field in downtown Denver.

In previous years, the tournament host was not announced until after the regular season was concluded and was always held at the highest seeded team that wished to host in, almost always the regular-season champion.

Metro State win streak climbs to 13

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DENVER – Becca Mays is the type of player who makes her teammates better, and she showed it on Friday against Regis University. Mays didn't score any of her team's goals, but had a hand in all of them as the Metropolitan State College women's soccer team scored three quick goals in the second half for a 3-0 victory at Auraria Field in downtown Denver.

Metro win streak grows to 12 games

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The sixth-ranked Metropolitan State College women's soccer team stretched its winning streak to 12 games with a 3-0 win against Colorado Christian on Wednesday in Lakewood.

The Roadrunners improved to 14-1-0 overall and 11-0-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, while the Cougars dropped to 4-5-2 and 2-5-1 in the RMAC.

Division II women’s, men’s polls

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Once again, The Tuesday List examines the national rankings in Division II women's and men's soccer. No Colorado teams were among the top 25 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's weekly Division I poll.

DIVISION II WOMEN
1 West Florida
2 Saint Rose (N.

Mines players snap up weekly awards

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Colorado School of Mines striker Kayla Mitchell was named the RMAC offensive player of the week for games played during the week of Oct. 2. It marks the fifth time in Mitchell's career and second time this season that she has received this honor.

Mitchell, a senior forward from Ontario, Ore.

Division II women’s, men’s polls

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The Metropolitan State College women's soccer team (11-1) remained sixth in the nation after posting a pair of 5-0 victories during the weekend, on Friday against Adams State and Sunday against Nebraska-Kearney. Fort Lewis also had two games with the same score on Friday and Sunday: The Skyhawks (11-1-1) started the weekend with a 2-0 victory over CSU-Pueblo and followed it up two days later with a 2-nil victory over New Mexico Highlands.

Colorado School of Mines

Fantastic Friday for local women

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The Colorado Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's soccer teams had a flawless Friday as six teams took the pitch for nonconference matches and all six notched wins.

The day included overwhelming triumphs from Colorado School of Mines and Adams State College, and nailbiters for Metropolitan State College of Denver and Colorado Christian.

Colorado players dominate NSCAA list

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Players from Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schools dominated the NSCAA/Performance Subaru's Central region men's soccer teams that were rolled out on Monday.

Colorado School of Mines and Regis University each had five players on the first and second teams. Fort Lewis College and Metropolitan State College of Denver each had four players on the two teams.

All-Colorado men 2009

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From left: Jeff Nelson, Mines; Tom Settle, Fort Lewis; Jamie Cunningham, Fort Lewis; Collin Audley, Denver; Jarod Stigall, Denver. (photos by Tom Auclair and George Tanner/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)

I set up the All-Colorado women's team with a nearly identical intro, so if you want to skip ahead straight to the team, feel free.

Mitchell, Orediggers upset FLC

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Kayla Mitchell scored twice as the Colorado School of Mines women's soccer team defeated RMAC tournament champion Fort Lewis 2-1 on Sunday at Dirks Field in Durango.

Mines (19-4-0) will face Metropolitan State College at noon Friday at Auraria Field in downtown Denver.

Mitchell, who finished the match with eight shots, scored the winning goal in the 40th minute, capitalizing on some miscommunication in the Fort Lewis defense.

Hollenga scores twice as Skyhawks advance to final vs. Metro State

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Fort Lewis defender Laurel Reinhardt cleans up the mess after Kayla Mitchell, right, got the ball behind FLC goalkeeper Christine Schmelzle. (photo by Tom Auclair/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)

DENVER — Hayley Hollenga scored two goals, including the game winner with a little more than 6 minutes to play, as the Fort Lewis College women's soccer team knocked off the Colorado School of Mines 3-2 on Friday at Auraria Field in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament.

Shutout sets up FLC-Mines semifinal

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The first playoff match for the Colorado-Colorado Springs women's soccer program turned out to be a 3-0 loss to Fort Lewis. Hayley Hollenga, Sam Smith and Torrey Lawson scored in a span of less than four minutes in the first half on Wednesday in Durango in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference quarterfinals.

Division II women’s men’s polls

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The Metropolitan State College women's soccer team remains at No. 4 in Division II this week. Fort Lewis, which tied Regis 2-2 and beat CSU-Pueblo 3-1 to slip to third in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings, dropped one spot in the national poll to 13th. Mines, which finished in second place in the RMAC's regular season, was at No.

Division II women’s, men’s polls

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The Metropolitan State College women's team improved to 17-1 and climbed from No. 6 to No. 4 in the most recent poll by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Fort Lewis moved up one spot in the rankings.

DIVISION II WOMEN
1 West Florida
2 Saint Rose (N.

Freshman Kettman leads Regis past Mines in crucial RMAC match

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The Regis University women's soccer team, seeded two spots behind the Colorado School of Mines in the Central Region rankings, used a goal by freshman Erin Kettmann to knock off the Orediggers 1-0 on Wednesday in Golden.

Regis, ranked fifth in the region, improved to 10-2-2 overall and 7-1-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with its fifth win in as many matches.

The Rest

Rapids to host Sounders in Haiti benefit

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The Colorado Rapids will host the Seattle Sounders at 7 p.m. March 19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to raise money for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

The match will be the team's first Charity Shield fundraiser, patterned after similar games in England, where they are a longstanding tradition.