ThunderWolves win fourth straight following 2-1 win at Regis

ThunderWolves win fourth straight following 2-1 win at Regis

DENVER, Colo. (October 7, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team won its fourth straight match Sunday after beating Regis University 2-1 at Regis Match Pitch.

The Pack received scores from Cara Siegel (So., Pueblo, Colo.) and Laikyn Koss (Sr., Riverside, Calif.).

For a fourth match in a row, Koss appeared in the stat sheet as the senior striker recorded another goal, putting her at a team-high six goals on the season.

The last time the two teams met was last season, a 1-0 Pack win in the RMAC Tournament semifinals on the same Rangers turf.

To start the game, Regis was quick to the ball and found themselves deep in Pack territory with one minute lapsed and after a corner earned by RU, the Rangers headed in a ball for an early one goal lead.

After the goal, the ThunderWolves defense settled and maintained the ball at midfield and limited the home team at getting any good looks at the net.

Through the first period RU led 4-1 in shots and 3-1 on corners.

Following intermission the ThunderWolves started with the ball and worked the ball around the defense and played their game in starting from the back and looking for the open look.

At 48:54, Siegel dribbled the ball 1v1 with the midfielder and fired a shot from the right, inside the 18-yard box, connecting on her second goal of the season and put the Pack even at 1-1 in the game.

The Pack pressure continued in the minutes that followed. They recorded five shots over the next ten minutes of play.

In the second half, the Pack defense allowed just seven shots to Regis.

In the 83rd minute, Koss received a pass from Mackenzie Bean (Sr., Bothell, Wash.) and took one of her two shots and hit the back of the net to put the Pack on top with less than eight minutes in regulation.

The stifiling Pack defense allowed the Rangers just two more shots at the net and Pack goalkeeper Rylie Martin (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) made her sixth and final save of the match with less than a minute to go to secure the win.

As a team the Pack was outshot 12-11 and Regis earned four corners to the ThunderWolves one.

Siegel and Bean finished with a game high three shots in the match.

In each win so far for the Pack, the team scored multiple goals in the winning effort.

CSU-Pueblo (7-3-1. 4-3-0 RMAC) returns home to begin its final homestand of the regular season. Up first the Pack will play Western State Colorado University (Oct. 12) for the annual RESPECT Game at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. After the women's game, the men host Steel & Silver-rival UCCS at 7 p.m.

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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.