Denver, Colo.: Five seniors were honored on "Senior Day" and they helped the Rangers secure another win over Colorado Mesa, this time by a score of 17-8.
Regis, now 8-4 overall and 6-1 in the WILA, is 6-0 against Colorado Mesa (2-8, 2-4 WILA) all time and has never allowed them to score more than eight goals in any of the six. The Rangers scored the first three goals and never looked back. The Mavericks scored their first goal just over four minutes in but the staunch Regis defense allowed CMU just two more in the first half and took a 11-3 lead into halftime.
Regis turned over Colorado Mesa 23 time in the game including 15 in the first half alone. The Rangers outshot the Mavericks 25-6 in the first and 41-16 for the game. The 41 shots are the second most for the team this season.
Regis scored the first five goals of the second half to blow it open, but CMU didn't go that quietly. Trailing 16-3 midway through the second half, they scored five of the last six goals to make the final 17-8.
Regis was able to play 23 players in the game with nine of them scoring goals. Erin Todd again led the way offensively with four goals. Erin Dybus was right behind with three goals, while Maribel Gallegos, Jessika Carlstrom and Emily Elkins all tallying two. Danica Cutshall led the way with two assists while also leading the team with four caused turnovers.
Sierra Perrella tied Cutshall with four caused turnovers and led the team with four ground balls. Elkins came off the bench to lead the team with five draw controls. Gianna Lombardi got the win in goal with two saves in 56 minutes of play, while Erin Flynn replaced her and didn't allow a goal in her short time in goal.
Regis will travel east to play WILA leader Lindenwood in a battle for the WILA championship. The two teams will play on Thursday, April 18th.