CSU-Pueblo falls 2-1 against Fort Lewis

CSU-Pueblo falls 2-1 against Fort Lewis

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 25, 2016) - Colorado State University-Pueblo men's soccer dropped a 2-1 decision Sunday against Fort Lewis College at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer Stadium. Freshman Miles Sanchez (Bothell, Wash.) scored his third goal of the weekend for the Pack.

On a sunny day at the pitch the Pack came out fast as they quickly took possession on the Skyhawks side of the field. The ThunderWolves took advantage of a nice throw in taken by Trevor Hardacker (Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.) who fed the ball across the box in to Sanchez who hit a one-timer to the back of the net.

It is Sanchez fourth goal this season.

"Miles did a good job getting into a good position against their centerbacks," said Pack head coach Roy Stanley. "He did a great job spinning his defender and rolling on to the throw in and finishing it."

The Pack maintained the 1-0 lead throughout the first half and held a 4-3 shot advantage through forty-five minutes.

CSU-Pueblo led 2-1 in corner kick attempts in the first half.

Opening the second period the momentum swayed towards FLC as Skyhawks forward Salifu Jatta fired three of his game-high four shots to begin the period.

The Skyhawks evened the score in the 56th minute after a flurry of shots ten yards away from the net.

Michael Chism (R-Fr., Littleton, Colo.) tied Sanchez with two shots in the contest.

FLC took the lead in the 76th minute after driving the ball up midfield and firing a rocket high under the post and out of the reach of Pack goalkeeper Erich Frey (R-So., Colorado Springs, Colo.).

"We have to shoulder more responsibility of being a little bit cleaner." added Stanley. "We still haven't put together a ninety minute game."

CSU-Pueblo (3-5, 1-3 RMAC) closes out its current homestand Friday when the Pack welcomes UCCS to Gonzales Stadium. The match begins at 7 p.m. and will be part of "Youth Weekend" at the pitch, any youth under the age of 18 who wears their teams' jersey will be admitted in to the game free of charge. 

Sunday the Pack women's team will hold "Youth Weekend" at Gonzales Stadium and take on Colorado School of Mines at 1 p.m. in RMAC action.

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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.