SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (September 25, 2016) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team picked up its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win Sunday defeating Black Hills State 3-2 at Sioux Park Stadium in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sandra Grimaldo (Sr., Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) netted third goal of the year in the 28th minute, dribbling through the defensive and firing the ball to the back of the net.
CSU-Pueblo took a 2-0 lead in the 41st minute when Jordan McQuesten (Fr., Falcon, Colo.) fed the ball inside the box to Hannah Andresen (Fr., Arvada, Colo.) who kicked it to the left corner of the net for her first score of the season and first goal her collegiate career.
The ThunderWolves had their biggest first half offensive output as they fired off twenty shots versus zero by the Yellow Jackets through forty-five minutes.
In the second half BHSU netted two goals within a three-minute span to tie the game 2-2 with the entire final period still to play.
CSU-Puebo regained the lead moments later in the 57th minute when Laikyn Koss (Sr., Riverside, Calif.) netted her team leading fourth goal of the year to give the Pack a one goal lead. Grimaldo earned the assist, her first of the season.
The Pack relied on two players to defend the net with Alison Darr (Sr., Placerville, Calif.) playing the first half while Rylie Martin (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) handled second half duties, fending off four shots and making one save.
CSU-Pueblo (4-3, 1-2 RMAC) ends their four game road swing Friday when they travel to Colorado Christian for an RMAC battle. The match is set for 1:30 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.
Sunday Oct. 2 the ThunderWolves will host "Youth Weekend" while taking on Colorado School of Mines at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer Stadium. Any youth under the age of 18 who wears their teams' jersey will be admitted in to the game free of charge.
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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.