CSU-Pueblo falters in overtime at Northeastern State

CSU-Pueblo falters in overtime at Northeastern State

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (September 9, 2016) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's soccer team fell victim to a late goal scored in the overtime period, falling 2-1 at Northeastern State Friday.

CSU-Pueblo's goal came in the 56th minute by Connor Marth (Jr., Tulsa, Okla.) who fired a shot from 35-yards out, watching the ball bounce ahead of the goalkeeper for the 1-0 lead.

It is the first goal of the season for Marth.

Both teams played to a scoreless tie through the first half with the Pack trailing in shots (11-4) and corner kicks (4-1).

Opening the second period CSU-Pueblo came out quick, creating several scoring opportunities but a strong defensive output by NSU halted any further damage.

Six Pack players managed two shots in the contest.

Northeastern St. scored the equalizer in the 69th minute from forty yards away from goal.

In the final seconds of the first overtime game of the season for the Pack, swift passing in front of the net by the RiverHawks allowed a header shot to land past a diving goalkeeper to secure the 2-1 win.

Pack goalkeeper Erich Frey (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) made six saves on fourteen shots from the home team.

CSU-Pueblo (2-1) travels to Canyon, Tex. Sunday to take on West Texas A&M in the final nonconference match of the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. MST at the pitch.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.