PUEBLO, Colo. (October 14, 2016) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision against No. 24 Colorado Mesa University Friday at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer Stadium.
The streaking Mavericks began the game scoring two goals in the first five minutes on swift ball movement and taking advantage of lackluster Pack defense.
Trailing 2-0 early in the first half, the Pack played a man down following a red card issued in the 8th minute.
CSU-Pueblo gathered their first shot of the half in the 8th minute, their first of four first half attempts.
The Mavericks added to the lead in the 29th minute and took the 3-nil lead into halftime.
Through the first forty-five minutes the visiting Mavericks held a 7-4 shot advantage. The Pack was active late in the period, earning four corner kick attempts to CMU's one.
The second half Jose Batista (R-Fr., Grand Prairie, Tex.) led the attack with three shots including two on goal.
CMU added a fourth goal in the 59th minute, putting the game on ice.
Prior to the game Pack head coach Roy Stanley, his staff and players held a ceremony honoring the parent's and family supporters of the Pack.
CSU-Pueblo (5-8, 3-6 RMAC) will play in the final home game of the regular season as Westminster College comes to the pitch. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. and will feature a pregame ceremony honoring five departing seniors.
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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.