PUEBLO, Colo. (September 24, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's soccer team earned its first win of the season defeating Regis University 3-2 Sunday on a rainy evening at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
Opening the match several hours after the original start time due to delays, the ThunderWolves struggled to find their footing in the first moments of the game allowing Regis to score in the 17th minute.
From that point however, CSU-Pueblo outplayed and turned the defensive switch to high as they limited the Rangers to four shots in the first half.
Freshman Brayden Ballman (Seattle, Wash.) evened the score with just thirteen ticks left in the first period, hitting inside the left post for his first score.
The ThunderWolves took their first lead on a goal scored by Miles Sanchez (So., Bothell, Wash.) in the 53rd minute and carried the lead through the first part of the second period.
In the 71st minute Cameron Campbell (So., Laramie, Wyo.) extended the lead and scored his first goal of the season after taking a pass from Connor Marth (Sr., Tulsa, Okla.) and heading in the ball past the diving Regis goalkeeper.
The momentum stood in favor of the Pack when less than twenty seconds after the Campbell goal, Regis was awarded a penalty kick and CSU-Pueblo goalkeeper Tyler Harvey (So., Las Vegas, Nev.) made an acrobatic save to preserve the two score lead.
Regis added a second goal with a little more than ten minutes left in regulation.
The Pack defense held strong over the waning minutes to secure the 3-2 win.
CSU-Pueblo played arguably its best overall game despite being outshot by Regis 11-5.
The ThunderWolves (1-7, 1-3 RMAC) return to the pitch Friday versus UCCS at 7 p.m. at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium before hitting the road Sunday at Adams State.
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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.