|Posted October 4, 2009|
Pack victorious at Mesa State
CSU-Pueblo 2, Mesa State 1 F/OT
The CSU-Pueblo Men's soccer season rebounded from a loss earlier in the weekend to steal a conference game away from Mesa State 2-1 in OT Sunday in Grand Junction, Colo.
The Pack struck late in the overtime period with just :31 seconds left in the first overtime when Johnny Valenzuela (Sr., Las Cruces, NM) delivered the ball 20-yards out to Brenden Hughes (Fr., Fort Collins, Colo.) who then shot at goal, hitting it off the post right back to Hughes feet, allowing for the easy put back to give the Pack the big conference win.
"Our guys provided the energy once again that was needed and our defense was solid in shutting them down" said head coach Roy Stanley.
The Pack struck first off a Mesa State foul that was called for a penalty kick and Dylan Cook (Sr., Albuquerque, NM) scoring his second of the year. CSU-Pueblo with the win improves their record to 6-5-0 (2-4-0 RMAC) and remains in the hunt for a playoff position.
"With this big win it gives us confidence for next weekend when we return home for a big Friday, Sunday weekend series against Mines and UCCS," Stanley said.
CSU-Pueblo will return home next week to play host to currently nationally ranked Colorado Mines on Friday and UCCS on Sunday, game times 4 pm and 1 pm, respectively.