ThunderWolves to host RESPECT Game Friday versus Western; welcome Colorado Mesa Sunday

ThunderWolves to host RESPECT Game Friday versus Western; welcome Colorado Mesa Sunday

PUEBLO, Colo. (October 11, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team returns home this week and will put its four-game win streak on the line when they face Western State Colorado University Friday for the annual RESPECT game at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the Pack welcome Colorado Mesa for an RMAC clash, both matches at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.

The women's team will play the first game of a doubleheader featuring the Pack men's team each day.


Friday is RESPECT Night at Gonzales Stadium. The first 50 students with a valid I.D. will receive a t-shirt to commemorate the occasion.

Following the match, the team will hold a networking and mentorship event with members of the ThunderGals that will include a meal combo offered and sponsored by Simple Simon's Pizza.

Last time on the Pitch

The ThunderWolves picked up two wins on the road at Black Hills State and at Regis. At BHSU, the ThunderWolves came away with a 3-2 win. The Pack received scores from Laikyn Koss (Sr., Riverside, Calif.), Justine Martinez (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) and Mackenzie Bean (Sr., Bothell, Wash.).

Koss scored the game's first goal in the 10' on a through ball that was placed high and out of the reach of the goalkeeper.

Martinez notched her first goal of the year in the 30th minute, taking a pass from Hannah Andresen (Sr., Arvada, Colo.) and hitting the back of the net.

In the 62', Bean scored her sixth goal of the season and what proved to be the game winner against the Yellow Jackets.

Sunday at Regis, after giving up an early goal to the Rangers, CSU-Pueblo responded goals from Cara Siegel (So., Pueblo, Colo.) and Koss. 

Siegel's unassisted score came in the 49th as she dribbled 1v1 with her defender and shot from just outside the 18-yard box to even the score at 1-1.

Koss recorded her third game-winning goal of the year with less than seven minutes to go in regulation to secure the win for the Pack.

In Sight for the Pack

The ThunderWolves wrap the home portion of the schedule and host Westminster (Oct. 19) and conference-newcomer Dixie State (Oct. 21) at Gonzales Stadium.

How to Follow the Pack

Friday, October 12, 2018: CSU-Pueblo vs. Western State Colorado University Mountaineers 4:30 p.m. (Live stats) (Video)

Sunday, October 14, 2018: CSU-Pueblo vs. Colorado Mesa University Mavericks 12 p.m. (Live stats) (Video)

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Opponent Capsules

Western State Colorado Mountaineers

Record: 2-9-0 (2-5-0 RMAC)

Statistical Leaders:

  Points: 4 – Alex Mason

  Goals: 2 - Mason

  Assists: 1 – Two players tied

  Shots: 18 - Megan Wheelock

  Goalkeeper Saves: 69 – Emilie Eckhart

Last game played: October 7th – Lost 0-1, at Colorado Mesa

Colorado Mesa Mavericks

Record: 4-5-2 (2-4-1 RMAC)

Statistical Leaders:

  Points: 6 – Alexis Allard

  Goals: 2 - Four players tied

  Assists: 2 – Three players tied

  Shots: 33 - Ryanne Parker

  Goalkeeper Saves: 19 – Janelle Richmond-Buccola

Last game played: October 7th – Won 1-0, vs. Western State Colorado University

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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.