PUEBLO, Colo. (October 23, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer set a new program record Sunday of eight consecutive wins after defeating Westminster College 1-0 at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer Stadium.
Brianna Garcia (R-So., Rio Rancho, NM) scored her first goal of the season in the 70th minute to secure the Pack win.
The win breaks a CSU-Pueblo record set in 2007.
On senior day at the pitch nine members of the Pack were honored in a pregame celebration in front of a great fan turnout.
The ThunderWolves entered the day tied with Colorado School of Mines for the top spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Standings and they did not disappoint.
From the start CSU-Pueblo battled with WC, going toe-to-toe with the Griffins. The visitors matched the home crowd intensity earning two corner kicks in the opening ten minutes of the contest.
At halftime the teams played to a scoreless tie and each managed four shot attempts in the first half.
An active opening forty-five minutes resulted in six corner kick attempts from the Pack.
In the second period CSU-Pueblo grounded the Griffins offensively, holding WC to five shots in the half.
Another strong performance on the defensive side led by Rianna Lockhart (R-So., Colorado Springs, Colo.), Jessica Westhoff (Jr., Centennial, Colo.), Megan Garcia (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.), and Brittney Crank (Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) paced the ThunderWoves.
CSU-Pueblo's goal by Garcia came after she drove the ball one-on-one down to the far right post and striking a fireball shot past the Griffins goalkeeper.
Pack goalkeeper Alison Darr (Sr., Placerville, Calif.) recorded her sixth shutout of the season in facing nine shots by the Griffins and making two saves.
CSU-Pueblo (11-3, 8-2 RMAC) hits the road this week to wrap up the regular season. The Pack plays Friday at UCCS at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Sunday matinee match at Western State Colorado University, kickoff in Gunnison is set for 1 p.m. at WSCU Soccer Field.
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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.