Price lifts Metro on route to fourth straight


Posted Sun, Oct 7, 2012

HOT SHOTS: MSU Sophomore Forward Karisa Price (8) celebrates with her teammates after scoring her 10th goal of the season. (Photo by Kevin Hall)

DENVER – Metro’s women’s soccer team racked up their fourth straight win last Sunday beating Colorado School of Mines 1-0.  Sophomore forward Karisa Price provided the game-winning goal to help the Roadrunners improve to 7-2-1 on the season.

The runners came out of the gates firing as they had several scoring chances in the first 15 minutes including a bicycle kick attempt by Price,but the Orediggers goalkeeper Jaylin Yates made a diving save to keep the game scoreless.

In the 30th minute Metro got another scoring chance when Shursteen Sharpe was taken down in the box on a breakaway giving the Roadrunners a penalty kick chance.  Price was the one to take the shot but missed wide right.

Going into halftime Metro held a 10-6 lead in the shot category but the score remained scoreless.  But once again the Roadrunners came out of the gates firing and found the back of the net in the 47th minute when Price stole the ball in the Orediggers defensive zone, began weaving between the Mines defenders and took a shot from 25 yards out that curved right over the outstretched arms of Yates scoring her tenth goal of the season.

“I don’t really know what happened,” Price said. “I think one of the mid-fielders had a bad touch, the ball popped up, and I took the ball off of her and was gonna play Tess or Carly, and then I cut it back across because I saw a gap and just hit it and it dipped over the keeper.”

Price’s goal was the lone goal in the match as Metro survived a late offensive attack by CSM but Metro’s defense held strong.  Goalkeeper Jordan Simkins had four saves on the day — which helped her earn Player of the Week honors for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, and Metro would hold on for the win.

“You know last time we played Mines we didn’t get a whole lot of chances, they’re a very defensive oriented team,” said Head Coach Adrianne Almaraz.  “But all we needed was that one chance and we knew that if we got that goal we could defend well and we did today.”

The women will be back on the field on Friday Oct. 5, down in Pueblo when they face off against the Thunderwolves of Colorado State Univeristy-Pueblo.


Roadrunner Stats:


Karisa Price- Goal, 3 Shots on Goal

Tess Hagenlock- 3 Shots on Goal



Dani Hering- 2 Shots on Goal

Kat Murphy- 2 Shots on Goal

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About Kevin Hall

I am currently a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver studying Broadcast Journalism. I am the Executive Sports Producer at Metro's news station, "The Met Report" and am also one of the Executive Producers for the Metro State Broadcast Network which covers everything Metro Sports. Sports is my life and my passion always has been and always will be.

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4 Responses to “Price lifts Metro on route to fourth straight”

  1. Ashley King Says:

    I thought this was a great story. I don’t really know that much about Soccer, and I feel like I understand it more. I think it was great featuring the Metro soccer team, I didn’t even really know we had one.


  2. Leah Raaflaub Says:

    Sports, sports, sports! 🙂 You obviously know exactly how to write an awesome sports story! Enjoyed reading this!


  3. Spencer Hunt Says:

    Good recap of the game from start to finish. Great quotes as well


  4. Scott Corbridge Says:

    Great story! It’s cool to hear about the school on a winning streak and doing so in fashion with late heroics with a game winning goal. You feel better knowing that a school sport is doing well.


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