GOLDEN, Colo. (November 6, 2016) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision versus Colorado School of Mines in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament Finals Sunday at Stermole Stadium in Golden, Colo.
Mines secures its six straight tournament title with the victory.
In the first half Colorado Mines came out of the gates pressuring the ThunderWolves defense and taking possession deep in the Pack territory and managing two shots in the first four minutes of the game.
CSU-Pueblo got on the board first in the 17th minute on a goal scored by Laikyn Koss (Sr., Riverside, Calif.), her fifth score of the tournament.
Through the first forty-five minutes the ThunderWolves trailed 6-2 in shots and CSM led 2-1 on corner kick attempts.
In the second period CSM continued to attack aggressively as they managed ten shots in the half. CSM scored the equalizer in the 63rd minute after a scramble in front of the net allowed for Acacia Ortiz to come down the right side and firing a shot just under the crossbar.
With momentum on their side the Orediggers took their first lead in the 80th minute after three corner kick attempts in a row allowed for CSM.
CSU-Pueblo applied last minute pressure in the final five minutes but was unable to even the score.
Koss finishes the tournament with five goals scored in three games.
CSU-Pueblo (14-4-1) now awaits their fate for its first NCAA Regional bid during the Division II Women's Selection Show live Monday at 4 p.m. MST.
2016 Women's Soccer All-Tournament Team
MVP: Jackie Knott (Mines)
Elise Boisnard (MSUD)
Sade Akindele (Regis)
Laikyn Koss (CSUP)
Kylee Sakaguchi (CSUP)
Jessica Westhoff (CSUP)
Rianna Lockhart (CSUP)
Sam Zumbro (Mines)
Holly Weyand (Mines)
Acacia Ortiz (Mines)
Devon Dunmire (Mines)
Emily Townsend (Mines)
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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.