|Posted September 11, 2009|
Pack opens floodgates vs. U. of the Southwest
CSU-Pueblo 11, University of the Southwest 0
The ThunderWolves finally got the confidence boost they needed Friday as they Pack took it to visit NAIA University of the Southwest by an 11-0 score, one of the biggest wins in school history.
Three ThunderWolves turned in multi-goal games, including a hat trick by Morgan Purkey (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.), who came off the bench net three goals on four shots. She also added an assist for a seven-point day, the third-highest single-game point total by any ThunderWolf in team history.
Candice Duffy (Sr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) and Leanne Carberry (Jr., Idledale, Colo.) each turned in two-goal games. Overall, seven different ThunderWolves netted goals as the Pack uncorked 24 shots on the visiting Mustangs.
The win is the second-largest margin of victory in ThunderWolf history and the second time the Pack has scored more than 10 goals in a single game. On Sept. 5, 1997, CSU-Pueblo defeated Minnesota-Morris by a 13-0 margin.
The ThunderWolves will see a large increase in their competition once they return to the field Sunday, opening their conference schedule with arguable the toughest team in the RMAC, Metro State. Game time is 1 p.m.