PUEBLO, Colo. (September 21, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's soccer team put together one of its best outings of the season Friday against Colorado School of Mines, falling in overtime 3-2 to the Orediggers at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
Colorado Mines got on the board in the 14th minute, piling the box and a juke move by CSM's John Haist created the space needed to hit a shot from inside the six-yard box and the early one goal lead.
Through the first half both teams registered five shots and both earned two corner kicks.
The Pack's back line of Michael Chism (Sr., Littleton, Colo.), Lewis Chambers (So., Bournemouth, UK), and Richard Panknin (So., Sassnitz, Germany) helped keep the potent Oredigger offense at bay for the period.
In the second half, the ThunderWolves came alive and pressured the ball and caused numerous turnovers in CSM territory. The Pack fired ten shots in the half and was guided by Zamudio's six attempts and four shots on goal.
Pack goalkeeper Joseph Banul (Fr., Richardson, Tex.) did his part in keeping the Orediggers from adding to the lead. In the 62' Banul fended off three shots in a ten second span including a big save off a deflection from the post.
Ballman evened the score when he connected a shot in the 72' tying the game a one apiece.
Mines responded less than five minutes later and regained the lead off a rebound that landed inside the right post.
Five minutes later, Zamudio received the ball on a corner kick taken by Michael Chism (Sr., Littleton, Colo.) who fed a beauty of a pass inside to a waiting Zamudio.
Through regulation CSM led in shots 17-15 and both teams recorded four corners.
In the first overtime, CSU-Pueblo earned a corner kick four minutes into extra time and Mines was able to clear the ball ahead to Talon Stanley who drove the ball 1v1 up midfield and fired from outside the 18 yard box for the game winner.
The Pack finished with 16 shots and eight on goal.
CSU-Pueblo (3-3-1, 0-2-1 RMAC) wrap its homestand Sunday against South Dakota Mines at 12 p.m. 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.