Skyhawks keep Western State winless

The Fort Lewis College women got off to a slow start, then finished strong against a winless Western State.

The Skyhawks beat the Mountaineers 2-0 on Wednesday in Gunnison.

“We struggled to get into things (Wednesday), but we battled through our third game in six days,” FLC head coach Damian Clarke said in an email to The Durango Herald.

After both teams labored to take control of play, Therese Romero opened up the scoring in the 36th minute for FLC to take a 1-0 advantage.

After that, it was all FLC.

The Skyhawks added their second tally on a goal from Megan Striedel, assisted by Emma Cannis in the 82nd minute to secure the victory.

“We played very well in the last 20 minutes and walked away with our heads up,” Clarke said.

FLC tallied 11 shots on goal and 17 total shots in the contest compared to eight shots, two on goal, from the Mountaineers.

“Western is a well-coached, spirited side,” the FLC head coach said. “They will get better in the years to come.”

FLC (7-2-1, 3-2-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) will play two road games this weekend, first against New Mexico Highlands at 7 p.m. Friday in Las Vegas, N.M., then Adams State at 1 p.m. Sunday in Alamosa.

“We will be ready for a tough weekend,” Clarke said.