CSU-Pueblo drops season opener 2-0 against Texas Woman's University

CSU-Pueblo drops season opener 2-0 against Texas Woman's University

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 1, 2016) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team fell 2-0 in its season opener Thursday versus Texas Woman's University at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer Stadium.

From opening kickoff, the game's physicality level was quickly elevated with an up-tempo Pack attack. CSU-Pueblo developed a steady attack at the net, firing nine first half shots to the Pioneers seven. The fast paced first half resulted in three corner kicks by each team through the first forty-five minutes of a scoreless affair.

Pack goalkeeper Alison Darr (Sr., Placerville, Calif.) managed three saves in the first half.

Opening the final period, the Pioneers controlled the ball deep in ThunderWolf territory and scored on a deflected off the post ball past the diving goalkeeper and a 1-0 lead in the 48th minute.

The Pack regained momentum and maintained a balance attack against Pioneers' goalkeeper Samantha Jimenez. She recorded three saves in her time at goal.

TWU added a second goal in the 82nd minute in transition to put the game out of reach.

Hannah Andresen (Fr., Arvada, Colo.) and Reece Hummel (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) paced the ThunderWolves offensively, each managing three shots in the contest.

CSU-Pueblo (0-1-0) returns to the pitch Saturday when they welcome Midwestern State University for a matinee matchup, kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer Stadium.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.