Soccer ends unbeaten streak, falling to Colorado College 2-0
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Northern Colorado women's soccer program's four-game unbeaten streak finally came to an end Thursday after a tough 2-0 road loss to Colorado College.
The Bears fell to 5-3-1 on the season, losing for just the second time during their six-game road trip, this time to a very talented Tiger's squad that has played a number of quality opponents already this season.
In the first half, play was pretty even, with neither team able to get on the scoreboard, although both teams had some chances early on. Bears' goalkeeper Kirstin Salminen made four saves in the first half to keep the score even at 0-0.
Early in the second half, however, the Tigers found the net with a goal from Madison Whitehead in the 52nd minute.
In the 68th minute, Colorado College got some breathing room when Tiffany Brown scored her fourth goal of the season.
"Today just wasn't our day," Northern Colorado head coach Tim Barrera said. "We played better, I thought, in the second half. They just capitalized on a few of our mistakes, and we couldn't catch them."
Brandi Hopkins was, perhaps, the most active player for the Bears on Thursday, getting all three of her shots on goal, the most on the team. The Tigers did a good job overall, however, of shutting down a Bears attack that has been rolling all season.
Northern Colorado will finally get to come home next week after this long road trip. The Bears will battle New Mexico State and Boise State at Jackson Field next Friday and Saturday Sept. 24 and Sept. 26.