No. 24 Pack handle Mountain Lions 3-1, win ninth straight match

No. 24 Pack handle Mountain Lions 3-1, win ninth straight match

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 28, 2016) – The No. 24 ranked Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer scored three second half goals and brought its win streak to nine games following a 3-1 win Friday at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

CSU-Pueblo (12-3, 9-2 RMAC) opened the match sluggish in trying to match the intensity putout early by UCCS.

The home team got on the board first in the 19' on an arching shot from the left side by Bailee Jameson.

The Mountain Lions Michaela Mansfield led the team with five shots in the half.

The Pack energy increased from that point as they quickly responded with several opportunities at the goal led by Sandra Grimaldo (Sr., Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) and her three shots fired in the half.

The consistent first half attack resulted in four corner kicks for the Pack to the Mountain Lions two attempts.

In the second half CSU-Pueblo possessed the ball in Mountain Lion territory earning three more corner kicks along with three shots in the first four minutes of the period.

The Pack's efforts came to fruition in the 55' when Karley Whiteman (So., Alta Loma, Calif.) fed in a corner high inside the box allowing Jessica Westhoff (Jr., Centennial, Colo.) to come from behind the defense and head in her second score of the season tying the game at 1-1.

CSU-Pueblo continued attacking the net for the entire second half shooting fourteen attempts at the UCCS goalkeeper.

The Pack scored the go ahead goal in the 82' on a Mariel Hundley (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) shot from inside the six-yard box while in traffic to give the Pack a 2-1 lead.

Grimaldo added the final goal on her game-high sixth shot of the night, scoring her sixth of the year, with seconds remaining in the contest to come away with the 3-1 victory.

The play from ThunderWolves' midfielders and back line was instrumental in holding the Mountain Lions to just one shot in the second half and seven for the game.

Pack goalkeeper Alison Darr (Sr., Placerville, Calif.) made one save in ninety minutes at goal.

After a full night of action around the RMAC, the ThunderWolves remain atop the standings and are tied in conference points with Colorado Mines heading into the final day of the regular season.

The Orediggers finish the year at Adams State Sunday at 1 p.m.

CSU-Pueblo ends the regular season at Western State Colorado University Sunday in a matinee matchup at 1 p.m. in Gunnison, Colo.

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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.