ThunderWolves clawed by Skyhawks

ThunderWolves clawed by Skyhawks

DURANGO, Colo. (September 16, 2016) - Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer dropped a 3-2 decision in double overtime Friday at Fort Lewis College to begin Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

Kacie Licata (Sr., Upland, Calif.) and Reece Hummel (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) each scored their first goals of the season in guiding the Pack offense.

Fort Lewis scored the games' first goal in the 9th minute ahead of Licata firing a shot in the 17th minute, from outside the box high above the reach of the Skyhawk goalkeeper tying the game 1-1. Karley Whiteman (So., Alta Loma, Calif.) was credited with the assist on the play.

The game was active from the start with the teams combining for nine shots in the first half and the Pack holding a 2-1 corner kick advantage.

Moments into the second period FLC took advantage of a lapse in the Pack defense to take a 2-1 lead in the 46th minute.

CSU-Pueblo evened the score in the 62nd minute when Justine Martinez (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) tossed the ball directly at the feet of Hummel who then hit a one-timer in to the top right corner of the net.

At the end of regulation both squads had managed eleven shots each heading into extra time.

The first overtime was a defensive battle as both teams went without a shot in the ten minute timeframe leading to the final overtime.

FLC clinched the victory two minutes into the second overtime following a rebounded shot of a Pack player that was fired from atop the box.

Pack goalkeeper Alison Darr (Sr., Placerville, Calif.) made six saves at the net on eleven shots by FLC.

CSU-Pueblo (3-2, 0-1 RMAC) remains on the road for a Sunday matinee match against Adams State University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. in ASU Soccer Field in Alamosa, Colorado.

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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.