|Posted September 12, 2010|
Pack still trying to warm up, lose to Northeastern State
Pack offense still looking for spark in 2010.
By Anthony Sandstrom, CSU-Pueblo Athletics
WICHITA FALLS, Tex. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 12, 2010) - CSU-Pueblo is still looking for its first 90-minute effort in 2010, falling 3-0 to Northeastern State on a neutral field Sunday.
The ThunderWolves were outshot 13-0 in the first half, giving up one goal, and are still looking for the maturity and confidence it needs to succeed, Pack coach Roy Stanley said.
Though the Pack was much better in the second half, outshooting NSU 12-7 and getting more corner kick opportunities, the damage was done as the Pack is still looking for its first goal of 2010.
"We didn't start with any attitude or confidence, and there are a lot of guys too willing to let the game come to them instead of taking an opportunity to put their stamp on the game," Stanley said.
"We made baby strides in the second half and were able to accomplish some things, but we still aren't putting in the full 90 minutes we need to be competitive."
The Pack hopes it finds its stride in front of its home crowd, as it opens at home Wednesday against Montana State-Billings. Billings has opened 2-0-1 this season, and will get a preview of Rawlings Field Monday, when it battles Adams State on a neutral field at Pueblo before getting the ThunderWolves Wednesday night.
Wednesday night's game will be the first ever regular season game under the lights in CSU-Pueblo history.
"Our fans really turned out for our exhibition opener under the lights, and we're hoping we could get that same support Wednesday," Stanley said.