|Posted September 20, 2009|
Pack claims first RMAC win vs. Kearney
CSU-Pueblo 3, Nebraska-Kearney 2
The ThunderWolves earned their first RMAC win of the season Sunday when it scored a 3-2 win over the RMAC's newest member, Nebraska-Kearney.
The ThunderWolves were dominant in the first half, jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first half, thanks to two goals by Jessa Cook (Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho), both of the unassisted variety and taking place only two minutes apart from one another. She drilled a goal through traffic in the 33rd minute before launching another from the left side in the 35th minute. At 2:01 apart, Cook's goals marked the third-fastest consecutive goals by a single player in CSU-Pueblo history.
Cook's goals were insurance after the ThunderWolves shed first blood 21st minute, as Esther Villa (Fr., El Paso, Tex.) fed a perfectly-placed ball to Brittani Montgomery (Fr., El Paso, Tex.), who drilled the ball to the back of the night. Montgomery got the advance started by sending a pass to Villa from midfield before running to the 18 to field the ensuing pass.
The Lopers threatened in the second half, netting its first goal in the 49th minute and its second a bit too late, with just 1:31 remaining in the game. The Lopers managed five shots in the second half, after uncorking just two in the first half.
The ThunderWolves' win raises their 2009 mark to 2-4-1 and 1-2 in RMAC play while the Lopers remained winless in RMAC play. CSU-Pueblo will take to the field again Wednesday when it entertains New Mexico Highlands and attempt to avenge the loss they suffered Friday in Las Vegas.