Pack shutout against UCCS in RMAC Championship

Pack shutout against UCCS in RMAC Championship

DENVER, Colo. (November 5, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team lost 1-0 against University of Colorado Colorado Springs Sunday in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship game played at Regis Match Pitch in Denver, Colo.

The Pack earned their second straight trip in to the RMAC Championship game after upsetting top seed Regis 1-0 Friday.

From the onset UCCS controlled the ball and created several opportunities at the goal in the first half. The Mountain Lions earned seven corner kicks in the period.

UCCS shot eleven times against the Pack defense and three on goal before scoring in the 42nd minute on a ball that bounced over the goalkeeper and was finished by UCCS' Tori Maydew.

The Pack, played without starting centerback Rianna Lockhart (R-Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and called upon Ashley Garrison (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) to step in for the ThunderWolves.

Senior defender Jessica Westhoff (Centennial, Colo.) played full minutes and contained the Mountain Lion front line and got rid of any ball that was in the box.

Pack goalkeeper Alexa Eastep (Fr., Henderson, Nev.) made seven saves and faced 22 shots from UCCS.

CSU-Pueblo was unable to get the offense in rhythm and managed four shots and three on goal. Four Pack players tallied a shot in the contest.

For their efforts Eastep, Westhoff, Mackenzie Bean (Jr., Bothell, Wash.), and Kylee Sakaguchi (Jr., Apple Valley, Calif.) each were named to the RMAC All-Tournament Team.

The ThunderWolves end the year with a 10-8-1 record under first year Head Coach Sierra Cardenas.

RMAC All-Tournament Team:

MVP: Taylor Proctor – UCCS

Mackenzie Bean – CSUP

Tori Maydew – UCCS

Jessica Westhoff – CSUP

Savannah Boarman – UCCS

Kylee Sakaguchi – CSUP

Tarah Patterson – UCCS

Alexa Eastep – CSUP

Bethany Leliefield – UCCS

Anna Gregg – UCCS

Emily Garnier – CSM

Rikki Fix – RU

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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.