Release courtesy of the GVSU Sports Information Department
GOLDEN, Colo. – The No.1 Grand Valley State women’s soccer team advances to the NCAA Division II semifinals after defeating Colorado School of Mines in a 4-2 shootout on Sunday afternoon at the CSM Soccer Field.
The teams battled to a scoreless tie after 110 minutes. The Lakers officially tallied one shot on goal during regulation, but junior Maria Brown's (Columbus, Ohio) shot that hit off the crossbar was GVSU's best shot at a goal. CSM had two shots on goal, which junior keeper Chelsea Parise (Sterling Heights, Mich.) knocked over the crossbar both times.
In the shootout, the Orediggers missed their first shot as it careened off the post and went wide. Junior Kayla Addison (Southfield, Mich.) connected on her shot to give the Lakers a 1-0 advantage. The Colorado School of Mines’ Kelsey Neal then landed hers before sophomore Kayla Kimble (Livonia, Mich.) pushed her to the lower right corner for the 2-1 lead.
Anna Evans then missed her shot as it hit the post before freshman Charlie Socia (Portage, Mich.) connected for a 3-1 advantage. Bree Archuleta then made her shot, making the next shot a must-make shot to end the shootout. Senior Erin Mruz (Gurnee, Ill.) sailed the ball just past the keeper’s reach to give the Lakers the 4-2 advantage in the shootout.
GVSU remains unbeaten at 20-0-3, while the Orediggers close out the season 17-2-4.