GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (October 6, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's soccer team lost its first game in two weeks Friday allowing three first half goals in a 3-0 defeat on the road at No. 12 Colorado Mesa.
The Mavericks got on the board quickly with just one minute and 27 seconds expired on the clock jumping on the Pack's lackluster defense to start the match.
CSU-Pueblo got one of its three first half shots in the 7th minute by Santiago Tinta (Jr., Quito,Ecuador).
CMU struck again in the 10th minute connecting a shot on a flurry of attempts at the net.
The home team tacked on another goal in the 29th minute for the 3-nil lead. CMU's Malik Mennana netted two scores in the win.
Pack goalkeeper Erich Frey (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) made two saves on ten first half shots by the Mavericks.
In the second half the ThunderWolves improved the defensive effort in staving off twelve additional shots and allowed no goals to the Mavericks.
Tyler Harvey (So., Las Vegas, Nev.) was called upon to start the second period and made two saves in forty-five minutes at the net.
Tinta and Protus Babaya (Fr., Elk River, Minn.) each fired two shots to guide the Pack.
CSU-Pueblo (2-8-1, 2-4-1 RMAC) returns home Sunday and welcomes Westminster to Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium for a noon kickoff.
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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.