|Posted September 6, 2009|
Pack incredibly consistent in 4-0 win over Newman
CSU-Pueblo 4, Newman (Kan.) 0
WICHITA, Kan. - Sporting a wildly consistent attack on both sides of the ball, the ThunderWolves cruised to their second straight shutout with a 4-0 win over Newman Sunday.
The ThunderWolves established dominance over the Jets, outshooting Newman 13 to 8 and netting two goals in each half.
Corey Cullen (Jr., Fort Collins, Colo.) netted the first goal, the game-winner, in the 16th minute during the first half. Nine minutes later, Robert Kinsey (So., Denver, Colo.) added his second goal of the season to give the Pack a 2-0 lead.
After an own goal by Newman gave the Pack a 3-0 lead, Brenden Hughes (Fr., Fort Collins, Colo.) scored his first collegiate goal to give the ThunderWolves their second straight 4-0 win.
Chris Smith (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Jacob Blum (So., Peoria, Ariz.) recorded their second consecutive combined shutout, as Smith manned goal for 83 minutes. Both keepers benefitted from a second straight amazing game by the Pack backfield of Johnny Valenzuela (Sr., Las Cruces, N.M.), Dillon Good (Jr., Albuquerque, N.M.), Austin Forakis (Sr., West Jordan, Utah), and Steve Choman (Sr., Sparks, Nev.), which only allowed two shots to land on goal.
"It was good to see us take care of business in a disciplined way," Pack coach Roy Stanley. "Our offense handled its opportunities well and were creative in their chances, and our defensive backfield were superb. It's very exciting to watch our guys excel in the new system we've implemented this year."
The Pack will travel to Montana next weekend to take on Montana State-Billings Friday before facing the University of Mary on a neutral field in Billings.