|Posted September 26, 2010|
ThunderWolves fall 2-1 to Lopers
Physical game breaks for the Lopers.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 26, 2010) - Collisions were commonplace Sunday as the Pack women's soccer team took on Nebraska-Kearney.
Just ask Savannah Thompson (Fr., Upland, Calif.).
Thompson collided with Kearney striker Caitlin Parra near the tail end of the first half, and she fell like a ton of bricks, allowing a Loper goal while she was out cold with what seemed like an apparent spinal injury.
Luckily, what could have been a scary, life-altering injury for the true freshman was not serious - despite lying on the field motionless for the better part of a half-hour, she later returned to the field under her own power.
"It was a 50-50 ball and both players just went for it," Pack coach Janet Cassidy said of the big play. "Savannah just went after it too hard. We played the rest of the game not knowing how she was doing so we were doing our best to win it for her."
Down 2-0 and playing in front of reserve keeper, Jessica Stumpf (Sr., Baltimore, Md.), the Pack showed new life and nearly took the game away. Esther Villa (So., El Paso, Tex.) arced a long score to the upper left corner of the net in the 82nd minute, but the ThunderWolves couldn't get that tying score, falling 2-1.
The loss, the ThunderWolves' third straight, puts the Pack at 3-5 overall and 1-3 in RMAC play. CSU-Pueblo will travel to Mesa State Friday before returning home to face New Mexico Highlands on Sunday.