Above: The women’s soccer team finished their season with a 0-2 shutout over Air Force. Photo by Charlie Lengal
The Colorado College women’s soccer team scored twice last Friday to take down the Air Force Academy Eagles and win their final game of the season.
Sophomore midfielder Lauren Milliet struck early in the game, finding the back of the net for the only goal the Tigers would need in the 14th minute. Milliet received a pass from senior midfielder Chanisse Hendrix and dinged a header off of an Air Force defender and past goalkeeper Jennifer Hiddink.
Junior midfielder Anne-Sophie Lapointe gave CC more breathing room in the 57th minute when she cleaned up the rebound of a shot by sophomore defender Tanner Haughn. Lapointe scored from just two yards away after she gobbled up a rebound by the right post. CC goalkeeper Molly Hiniker posted her team-leading fourth shutout of the season. The first-year netminder stopped four Air Force shots en route to securing the win.
The Eagles nearly cut CC’s lead in half in the 83rd minute, when a shot squirted past Hiniker and nearly rolled into the goal, until first-year defender Alissa Muir cleared the ball from the goal before it could inflict danger on the Tigers’ lead. Muir was named to the Mountain West Conference’s All-Newcomer team this past week. She led the team in minutes played, with 1,692. Muir was also one of three players to start all 19 of the Tigers’ games, playing for the entirety of 17 of them.
CC’s win against Air Force brought their record to 8-11-0 overall, and 4-7-0 in the conference. The Tigers’ seniors were honored after the game as they stepped off the pitch for the last time in their careers at CC.