|Posted November 8, 2009|
Kinsey's hat trick lifts Pack in 2009 finale
CSU-Pueblo 5, UC-Colorado Springs 3
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The ThunderWolves earned a win in the final match of the 2009 campaign Sunday as sophomore Robert Kinsey (So., Denver, Colo.) turned in a hat trick in a 5-3 win over UC-Colorado Springs.
In the recently-scheduled game, which took place on the same day as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament, for which both CSU-Pueblo and UCCS did not qualify, both teams fielded teams without seniors, as both squads officially bid their departing seniors adieu last weekend. The game, which will be official in 2009's results, essentially gave both teams a chance to scout their younger players in a game situation.
Kinsey, the two-time all-RMAC selection and 2008 Freshman of the Year, used the match to smoke untested competition, netting his second hat trick of his career. The Pack forward raised his 2009 goal total to eight in the win, adding an assist as well. His goals opened up a game that was knotted 1-1 at halftime.
Another 2009 all-RMAC recipient, Brenden Hughes (Fr., Fort Collins, Colo.) also netted his eighth goal of the season when he found the back of the net for the Pack's first goal in the first half.
The win in the non-conference tilt raises CSU-Pueblo's final 2009 mark to 9-11.