Skyhawks claw past ThunderWolves

Skyhawks claw past ThunderWolves

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 17, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo men's soccer team dropped its sixth straight game to begin the season Sunday falling 4-0 versus Fort Lewis College at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.

Starting the match Fort Lewis quickly gained possession deep in Pack territory and was awarded a penalty kick try in the fifth minute. FLC's Churchill Onumonu connected his attempt past the Pack goalkeeper for the early 1-0 lead.

CSU-Pueblo recorded two shots in the first seven minutes of the match and applied pressure on the Skyhawks through the second portion of the first half.

The ThunderWolves created numerous chances at the net in the first period and was led by three shots on goal from three Pack players.

Fort Lewis added to its lead in the 39th minute on one-touch passing inside the 18-yard box allowing Skyhawks' forward Max Fuentes to net the second Fort Lewis goal.

At halftime FLC led 2-0 and held a 5-4 shot advantage.

The second half saw CSU-Pueblo fire four more shots at the net and was led by Protus Babaya (Fr., Elk River, Minn.) and Cameron Campbell (So., Laramie, Wyo.) with two shots on goal apiece.

Fort Lewis cushioned its lead with two addition goals in the second half to build a 4-0 lead.

Despite what was on the scoreboard, the Pack held strong against the formidable Fort Lewis offense and finished the game with eight shots to the Skyhawks' ten.

Pack goalkeepers Tyler Harvey (So., Las Vegas, Nev.) and Erich Frey (R-Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) made a combined three saves in the game in shared duties at the net.

CSU-Pueblo (0-6, 0-2 RMAC) remains home next week and continues RMAC play versus Colorado School Mines (Sept. 22) and Regis (Sept. 24) both at Gonzales Stadium.

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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.