PUEBLO, Colo. (October 28, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer fell 2-1 in double-overtime against University of Colorado Colorado Springs in its regular season finale at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
Despite that fact the ThunderWolves (8-7-1) season will continue as they have clinched the four seed in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament and will host five seed Metropolitan State University of Denver Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Gonzales Stadium.
Regis is the regular season champion and will serve as the one-seed and host 8-seeded Fort Lewis. Two seed Colorado Mines hosts Western State and UCCS earned the three seed and will face Colorado Mesa, the sixth-seed in Colorado Springs.
All matches will be played Tuesday on the campus of the higher seed.
Prior to the game Head Coach Sierra Cardenas and staff honored three players for Senior Day. Brittney Crank (Idaho Falls, Idaho), Danelle Dondelinger (Louisville, Colo.) and Jessica Westhoff (Centennial, Colo.) each were presented a gift from the team.
Entering today's game the Pack stood in front of MSU Denver in the RMAC standings and welcomed a streaking Mountain Lion team who had only one blemish on their record during the month of October.
CSU-Pueblo got on the board in the 11th minute when Mackenzie Bean (Jr., Bothell, Wash.) took a rebounded ball and hit inside the lower right corner of the net for the early 1-0 lead.
It is Bean's RMAC leading 12th goal this season.
After the score the teams battled and exchanged possession back-and-forth throughout the first half.
UCCS fired seven shots to the Pack's four in the half and the teams were even at 3-3 in corner kick chances.
In the second period the visitors scored their first goal and evened the match in the 59th minute on a goal by UCCS' Madison Tominello.
Pack goalkeeper Alexa Eastep (Fr., Henderson, Nev.) played a solid goalkeeper position and made four saves in the contest including an acrobatic save in the 78th minute to preserve the score.
CSU-Pueblo outshot UCCS 6-5 in the second period.
A defensive battle in the first overtime led to a second overtime in which both teams attacked the net of the opponent.
By the second overtime the ThunderWolves already learned of their fate after MSU Denver lost at Regis.
UCCS scored the game winner with less than three minutes left in the game on a 1v1 against the Pack defender to the right side of the net.
Bean led the game with four shots followed closely by Cara Siegel (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) with three including two on goal.
The ThunderWolves welcome the Roadrunners on Halloween Night stay tuned to gothunderwolves.com for ticket prices and tournament information.
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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.