No. 24 CSU-Pueblo concludes regular season at UCCS and Western State

No. 24 CSU-Pueblo concludes regular season at UCCS and Western State

PUEBLO, Colo. (October 27, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer, ranked 24th in the NSCAA Poll, ends the regular season on the road this week with matches Friday at University Colorado-Colorado Springs at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday finishing at Western State Colorado University in a matinee 1 p.m. kickoff.

The ThunderWolves (11-3, 8-2 RMAC) are riding an eight-game win streak and enter the national ranks for the first time in program history after sweeping their Parent/Senior Weekend matches Friday against Colorado Mesa and Sunday versus Westminster College. The Pack remains steady at fourth in the South Central Region.

The sweep also secured the Pack a spot in the upcoming RMAC Tournament.

CSU-Pueblo beat CMU 2-0 behind goals from Danelle Dondelinger (Jr., Louisville, Colo.), her first of the year, and Laikyn Koss (Sr., Riverside, Calif.), netting her team leading seventh goal.

Sunday the Pack defeated the Griffins 1-0 on Senior Day at the pitch. Pack Head Coach Paul Regrutto and his coaching staff honored nine seniors who are ending their Pack careers at the end of the season in a pregame ceremony.

Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, the ThunderWolves sit tied in conference points with Colorado School of Mines atop the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Standings. The Orediggers play Friday at Fort Lewis and Sunday at Adams State.

For her efforts Rianna Lockhart (R-So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) received RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

In sight for the Pack

CSU-Pueblo will play in its second postseason in three seasons Wednesday in the RMAC Quarterfinals. Location and Time is still to be determined.

How to Follow the Pack

Friday, October 28, 2016: CSU-Pueblo at UCCS Mountain Lions 7:30 p.m. (Stats) (Video)

Sunday, October 30, 2016: CSU-Pueblo at Western State Colorado Mountaineers 1 p.m. (Stats) (Video)

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CSU-Pueblo News and Notes

  • CSU-Pueblo went 9-1 at home during the regular season and 6-0 in RMAC games.
  • CSU-Pueblo is 5-6-1 all-time against UCCS. The ThunderWolves fell 2-1 at home in 2015.
  • Against the Mountaineers the Pack is 3-0 and last defeated WSCU 1-0 at home Sept. 25, 2015.

Opponent Capsules

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions

Record: 2-11-1 (2-7-1 RMAC)

Statistical Leaders:

Points: 22 – Michaela Mansfield               

Goals: 10 – Mansfield

Assists: 4 – Bailee Jameson

Shots: 49 – Mansfield

Goalkeeper Saves: 72 – Grace Ramsden

     Last game played: October 23rd – Lost 1-2, at Regis

 

Western State Colorado University Mountaineers

Record: 5-8-2 (3-6-1 RMAC)

Statistical Leaders:

Points: 8 – Andrea Grillo              

Goals: 3 – Grillo

Shots: 34 – Jessica Kresl

Goalkeeper Saves: 86 – Katie Simpson-Johnson

     Last game played: October 23rd – Lost 0-2, at MSU Denver

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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.