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The Grizzlies held fifth-ranked Fort Lewis in the second half and junior Amber Drumm converted her third penalty kick of the season for a goal with under two minutes remaining in the match, but ASC was unable to overcome a three-goal halftime deficit, falling 3-1 against the visiting Skyhawks.
Fort Lewis improved to 14-1-1 overall and 10-1-1 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) play, while the Grizzlies, engaged in a three-way fight for the sixth and final spot in the league tournament, fell to 4-10-1 and 3-7-1 in the RMAC. Even with the loss, the Grizzlies remain just one point back of Nebraska-Kearney, which fell to Metro State Friday, but are now three points back of UC-Colorado Springs after the Mountain Lions topped Colorado Mines.
Drumm, already the Grizzlies single season and career record-holder for penalty kick attempts and goals, was the main offensive threat for Adams State in the match, but was unable to place a shot on goal until her penalty kick at 88 minutes and 19 seconds. With the attempt she increased her season total to four and career total to five, and by converting made it four penalty kicks goals for her career and three for the season.
Drumm also moves up in the Grizzly career scoring charts, as her 12 career goals ties her for fourth and her 26 points puts her alone in sixth all-time at ASC, and puts her one goal shy of her season-high of six, which she accomplished as a freshman in 2008.
But the damage had been done early by the Skyhawks, who put their first two goals on the board during a two minute, 36 second span within the first 15 minutes. Taylor Tegtmeyer fired off a shot from the top of the Grizzlies box which was deflected by an Adams State defender. But the Grizzlies were unable to clear the ball, and 30 seconds later Tegtmeyer struck a loose ball in the box past ASC freshman keeper Hannah Kohlts, putting Fort Lewis ahead, 1-0, at the 11:03 mark.
At the 13:39 mark, the Skyhawks struck again. Hayley Hollenga, who ranks fourth in the RMAC with nine goals this season, took a pass from Megan Striedel high on the bounce and doubled the advantage for the visitors. The final Fort Lewis goal came at the 36:29 mark, as Kortney Hull delivered a strike to Emma Cannis, who scored her fourth of the season past junior goalie Oralia Gutierrez (Kearns, Utah), in the contest in relief of Kohlts.
The Grizzlies were outshot 24-10, while the Skyhawks placed eight shots on goal and had nine players fire off multiple shots.
Friday’s match turned physical during the second half with six yellow cards being handed out, three to each team.
Colo.) and Sheri Girardi (Pearland, Texas) each took one shot.