Women's soccer remain undefeated going 3-0 to start the season

Women's soccer remain undefeated going 3-0 to start the season

PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com – Sept. 15, 2013) The ThunderWolves women's soccer team (3-0) defeated the Fort Hays State Tigers 2-1 on a cloudy Sept. 15 afternoon at Rawlings Field at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

 The ThunderWolves, led by first year head coach Paul Regrutto and All-RMAC goalkeeper Savannah Thompson (Sr. Upland, Calif.), came into the game on Sunday's contest vs. the Tigers with a two game shut-out streak, in the best start for the women's program since 2004, when they went on to win their first four games, and finish the season 14-6-1 (8-3-1 RMAC).
 
After a scoreless first half, one in which saw the Tigers take 11 shots, to the ThunderWolves one, the ThunderWolves took a 1-0 lead with close to 51 minutes in, following a free kick by Tamra Nee (Sr. Honolulu, Hawaii) that bounced off the Tigers keeper, and  Amanda Jorgensen  (So. Wailuku, Hawaii) scored unassisted off of the rebound, 10 yards out.

"Their starting goalkeeper got a red card on Friday vs. UCCS, so that was their back up goalie," Regrutto said. "I told the girls she might drop some, she might bobble some. Tamra just creamed it, great shot."

The ThunderWolves took a 2-0 lead with close to 58 minutes into the game when Megan Garcia (RFr. Pueblo, Colo.) scored unassisted from another rebound off of the Tigers keeper

"Just another one of those balls that's in, gets a rebound and Megan Garcia is there to put it away," Regrutto said.
 
The Tigers scored their only goal with 72 minutes left, when Amanda Talbott scored, ending the two game shut out streak by Thompson.
 
"We just played defensive from that point on, we were kind of playing defensive when we were up 2-0, then it was 2-1," Regrutto said. "They're going to take shots, but they have to be dangerous shots."
 
The Tigers took 21 shots on goal in regulation, to the ThunderWolves seven shots, and Thompson, who drew high praise from her coach, saved 8-of-9 shots on goal.
"I think we have the best goalkeeper in the conference," Regrutto said. "Her confidence exudes through the rest of the team, and we're very fortunate to have her."
Next up, the women's soccer team will open conference play at New Mexico Highlands 

"I know it will be a battle, we played them in the spring, it was a tough match, and I know it will be the same thing," Regrutto said.