PUEBLO, Colo. (November 9, 2016) – The No. 23 Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team will play in its first NCAA Tournament game as the No. 4-seed Thursday at 2 PM against 5-seed Dallas Baptist University in the first round of the South Central Region hosted by Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.
The winner plays top-seed Colorado Mines Saturday at noon.
The ThunderWolves (14-4-1) earn the four seed of the tourney after ending the season on a twelve-game unbeaten streak. CSU-Pueblo set a new program record of nine straight wins in a stretch between Sept. 25 thru Oct. 28. The Pack finished in second place of the RMAC Tournament and is ranked nationally in consecutive weeks for the first time in school history.
Dallas Baptist enters the tourney as the No. 5 seed. The Patriots won the Heartland Conference Tournament playing No. 11 St. Edward's to a 0-0 tie and winning 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout.
DBU is unbeaten in its last five matches and is appearing in its fifth NCAA Tournament in the last six seasons.
The Pack return to the pitch after a successful run through the RMAC Tournament in which the ThunderWolves won their first home postseason match 4-1 over Fort Lewis on Nov. 2.
CSU-Pueblo beat Regis 2-1 in the semifinals before falling 2-1 against Colorado School of Mines in the final.
Senior Laikyn Koss (Riverside, Calif.) guided the Pack scoring five goals in three tournament matches. For their efforts Koss, Rianna Lockhart (R-So., Colorado Springs, Colo.), Kylee Sakaguchi (So., Apple Valley, Calif.) and Jessica Westhoff (Jr., Centennial, Colo.) were named to the RMAC All-Tournament team.
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Thursday, November 10, 2016: CSU-Pueblo vs. Dallas Baptist University Patriots 2 p.m. (Stats/Video)
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CSU-Pueblo News and Notes
- This is the first meeting between CSU-Pueblo and Dallas Baptist.
- CSU-Pueblo is 1-0 in neutral matches this year.
Dallas Baptist University Patriots
Points: 11 – Kristina Williamson
Goals: 5 – Williamson
Assists: 6 – Geneva Martinez
Shots: 29 – Rebecca Kernen
Goalkeeper Saves: 72 – Grace Ramsden
Last game played: November 5th – Tie 0-0, vs. St. Edward's (won 5-4 PKs)
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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.