Homecoming split for Adams State University soccer programs

Homecoming split for Adams State University soccer programs

Alamosa, Colorado (Adams State University Soccer Field) — The Adams State University women’s soccer team beat Fort Lewis College 2–1 on the ASU Soccer Field Sunday afternoon to brighten homecoming weekend, but the men lost to Regis University 1–0.

Fort Lewis held the ball and orchestrated attacks early in the women’s game, apparently destined to score in the 15th minute during a long siege. Goalkeeper Teagan Moore made multiple saves in the crowded Grizzly goalmouth, quickly turning to a counterattack for the opening goal of the game. Kendall Weld carried the ball past Skylark defenders for a one-on-one with goalkeeper Ali Miller. But Miller didn’t leave her line, so Weld belted a shot on the run from close range.

Ten minutes later, Weld assisted Lacey Daniel, a senior playing her final home game for ASU.

Skylark forward Alicia Sanchez started a play on the right wing in the 75th minute, finishing it later with a header in the right corner. With a goal and confidence, the Skylarks increased possession and tempo. But the home side managed the final surge and secured the 2–1 victory.

The ASU women will travel to the Colorado School of Mines in Golden for a 5:00 kickoff on October 26.

In the 36th minute of the men’s game, Regis Ranger Luca Kother snuck up from defense and rifled the game-winner in the upper right corner. Despite persistent attacks to close out the game, ASU could not equalize. Grizzly goalkeeper Austin Baumeister joined multiple corner kicks, and he shot a long, high free kick on goal, forcing Ranger goalkeeper Chase Webert to dive high to save the ball from dipping below the bar.

The ASU men will travel to Durango to face Fort Lewis College on Wednesday, October 25 (3:00 kickoff, Dirks Field).