PUEBLO, Colo. (October 16, 2016) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team's win streak reached six games following a 2-1 victory against New Mexico Highlands University Sunday at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer Stadium. The six-game win stretch is the most for a Pack team since 2007.
CSU-Pueblo opened the match sluggish on defense allowing for NMHU to score the game's first goal in just the sixth minute of play.
The Pack regained their poise over the next few minutes gathering two shots before a Laikyn Koss (R-Sr., Riverside, Calif.) sliding goal in the 21st minute evened the match at 1-1.
The remainder of the half saw each team creating opportunities at the net with the Pack holding a 7-3 shots lead and 5-0 corner kick advantage at halftime.
The Pack started the game with Rylie Martin (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) in at goalkeeper. The frosh made one save on three Cowgirl shots and allowed one goal in the first half.
In the second half the ThunderWolves kept its attack of the Cowgirls active with Koss leading the way with seven shots in the contest.
The Pack defense stepped up again in a big way holding NMHU to just two shots in the period.
CSU-Pueblo scored the go-ahead goal in the 77th minute after a flurry of shots by the Pack before Sandra Grimaldo (Sr., Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) scored her fifth of the season to give the Pack a 2-1 lead.
The ThunderWolves coaching staff had called upon Alison Darr (Sr., Placerville, Calif.) to step in at goalkeeper to begin the second half and Darr helped to shut the door on the Cowgirls making one save on two shots.
CSU-Pueblo (9-3, 6-2 RMAC) will look to tie the 2007 ThunderWolves team's win streak of seven in a row Friday when Colorado Mesa comes to the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer Stadium in an Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tilt set for 7 p.m.
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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.