|Posted October 1, 2010|
Pack offense struggles in loss to Mesa State
CSU-Pueblo musters just two shots on goal.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Oct. 1, 2010) - CSU-Pueblo was only able to get two shots on goal Friday and fell to their fourth straight loss in a 3-0 decision to Mesa State.
The CSU-Pueblo offense was sluggish, and a lot of the miss opportunities were due to poor decisions made on connecting passes, Pack coach Janet Cassidy said.
"We had a slow start and couldn't connect," Cassidy said. "We made some bad decisions in the final third of the field and tried forcing the ball through. The second half was much better but overall, we didn't finish our opportunities."
Defensively, the ThunderWolves had trouble stopping Maverick chances. Mesa State uncorked 16 shots and fired eight on goal, breaking through with a goal by Sara Islas nine minutes into the game. Islas finished the game with two goals, capping the scoring with a penalty-kick goal in the second half.
With the loss, the ThunderWolves fall to 3-6 on the season and 1-4 in RMAC play. CSU-Pueblo will look to halt its four-game losing streak Sunday, when it returns to Pueblo to host New Mexico Highlands Sunday.