Penalty kick makes the difference in 1-0 Pack Men’s Soccer loss

Penalty kick makes the difference in 1-0 Pack Men’s Soccer loss

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 30, 2016) –  Despite a 10-4 advantage in shots on goal, Colorado State University-Pueblo men's soccer found themselves on the short end of a 1-0 final in their match with University of Colorado Colorado Springs Friday night at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer Complex.

The Pack dropped to 3-6 overall with a 1-4 mark in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games.  UCCS improved to 5-4-1 (4-2 RMAC).

In the 24th minute, the Mountain Lions were awarded a penalty kick. Colt Searls cashed in on this opportunity, scoring the game's only goal.

CSU-Pueblo tripled up the Mountain Lions in shot attempts, 25-8. This included a 15-3 edge in the second half.

The ThunderWolves put 10 shots on goal, compared to just four for the Mountain Lions. However, UCCS goalkeeper, David Meyer turned all 10 away to earn the shutout and improve to 5-1 overall. Pack goaltender Erich Frey (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) denied all three shots he faced outside of the game's lone penalty kick.

CSU-Pueblo had 10 corner kicks, but could not finish at the front of the net. The Mountain Lions fired two corner kicks in Frey's direction.

Michael Chism (R-Fr., Littleton, Colo.) led the pack with five shot attempts. He put three of these shots on goal. Sophomore, Dycus Kelly (Laramie, Wyo.) was the only other Pack player with multiple shots goal, putting two on the cage.

The Pack will look to get back in the win column when they play at No.21 Metro State University Denver, Sunday. This match will begin at 2:30.

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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.