PUEBLO, Colo. (Art and Lorraine Gonzalez Complex) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to visiting Regis University Friday, in its final home game of the season and last home match for seven seniors.
Shots totaled 13-11 in favor of Regis (12-4-1, 10-3-0 RMAC), but shots on goal were even at 3-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference contest. The Rangers totaled nine corner kicks to the ThunderWolves' (6-8-2, 4-7-2 RMAC) one, while CSU-Pueblo totaled nine fouls to RU's seven.
The Pack conclude the regular season Sunday, Nov. 2 at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The game is likely to decide who claims the sixth and final spot in the RMAC Tournament. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.
Regis started the scoring in the 12th minute of play and it remained 1-0 all the way to halftime, with shots on goal tied 1-1.
The ThunderWolves pressured early in the second half and found the equalizer at 48:36 to knot the contest 1-1. Sophomore Amanda Jorgensen (F, Wailuku, Hawaii) collected the ball after a clearing attempt by Regis following a corner kick and made a quick move into the 18-yard box. She then fed the ball across the six-yard box to a streaking senior Brittany Kliesen (F, Pueblo, Colo.) for a one-touch goal past the Ranger goalkeeper.
The tally was the third of the season for Kliesen, while it marked the team-leading fourth assist for Jorgensen.
The Rangers found what would be the game winner at 69:17 on a strong shot from just inside the 18 by Mickie Piechowski that beat senior goalkeeper Jenn Rucker (Renton, Wash.) to her right.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.