The Pack suffered one of the toughest losses to swallow Tuesday, dropping a three-set match to UC-Colorado Springs, allowing the Mountain Lions to even up the "Steel and Silver Series" with CSU-Pueblo.
After a promising start, in which the ThunderWolves jumped out to a 9-7 lead, errors continued to doom the Pack and the Mountain Lions were able to earn a 25-17 set win.
In the second set, the Pack jumped out to a huge 10-4 lead, but slowly saw that whittle away. After leading 15-10, UCCS went on a 12-5 run, taking over the lead and forcing the Pack to play catch up. UCCS won the second set 25-23 and rolled in the third set, 25-12.
"We were successful in some facets of the game," Pack coach Chris Jonson said, "but we had trouble with some of the details tonight."
The loss drops the Pack to 3-16 overall and 1-10 in RMAC play.
The win also allows the Mountain Lions to even up the "Steel and Silver Series," the all-sports competition between CSU-Pueblo and UC-Colorado Springs, at six points apiece. The ThunderWolves previously earned six points on the virtue of three combined wins in men's and women's soccer games.
"The Steel and Silver Series" pits both schools against each other in the ten intercollegiate programs they share. The scoring system is in a "winner-take-all" format, with the school that wins a season series in each sport being awarded four points. The two schools split the points if both schools split the season series.