ThunderWolves lose overtime heartbreaker at Midwestern State

ThunderWolves lose overtime heartbreaker at Midwestern State

WICHITA FALLS, Tex. (September 8, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer suffered its first loss of the season falling 1-0 in overtime at Midwestern State Friday in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Midwestern St. scored the game winner four minutes into the first overtime dropping CSU-Pueblo to 1-1 on the year.

To start the game the ThunderWolves were quick to the ball and controlled possession in MSU's side of the field, earning back-to-back corner kick tries and four quality shots at the goal in the first twenty minutes of play.

Cara Siegel (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) led the ThunderWolves first half attack with four shots and one on goal in the period.

The second half mirrored the first half play as the Pack created several opportunities to score on five shots through the first twenty minutes.

CSU-Pueblo's stellar defense held strong in the 80th minute on three corner kicks earned by the home team, keeping the game scoreless.

A quiet final ten minutes of regulation set up the Pack's first extra-time game of the year.

In overtime the Pack fired the first shot 1:47 into the period before MSU controlled the ball and drove the ball past midfield.

The Mustangs' Savannah Alford scored the game winner off a free kick taken by Destinee Williamson from 20 yards away from the goal high enough for Alford to use her head and connect the ball to the back of the net for the win.  

CSU-Pueblo was called offside three times to the Mustangs four in the game.

Pack goalkeeper Rylie Martin (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) gave up her first goal of the season and made three saves on six shots by MSU.

Siegel guided the Pack with five shots followed by Mackenzie Bean (Jr., Bothell, Wash.) with three.

CSU-Pueblo (1-1) travels to Texas Woman's University Sunday for a matinee matchup in Denton, Tex. Kickoff is set for 11 AM (MST).

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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.