COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 30, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team's season came to an end Tuesday at the hands of UC-Colorado Springs, after a 3-1 loss in the first round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament at Mountain Lion Stadium.
The Pack's Callie Larson (Sr., Ogden, UT) scored in the 53' to even the score at 1-1 at the time.
Kickoff was moved up two hours ahead of a strong cold front bearing down on the Southern Colorado Region.
Starting the match, UCCS started with possession and quickly booted the ball into Pack territory and fired the first shot at the net that was initially saved. The delflection was put back in by UCCS' Tori Maydew for the early one goal lead after forty-five seconds elapsed in the game.
From that point the ThunderWolves stepped up their defensive pressure and played toe-to-toe against the taller Mountain Lion lineup.
Despite the Pack recording only one shot in the first half, they had several good chances at the net that resulted in one corner kick at intermission.
At the half, UCCS fired eight shots against one for the Pack.
In the second period the ThunderWolves started with the ball and used a north wind at their back to get the ball into the Mountain Lion's half of the field.
Michelle Moure (Sr., Peyton, Colo.) dropped in a through ball to the top of the box and Larson had time to settle and fire from 15-yards away to put the Pack on the board and tie the game at 1-1.
UCCS regained the lead in the 70' off a free kick taken from 40-yards out by the Mountain Lions' Anna Gregg.
Four players recorded one shot for the Pack in the effort.
The home team extended the lead with twenty seconds left in regulation to put the game away at 3-1.
Pack goalkeeper Rylie Martin (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) made four saves and faced seventeen shots, seven landed on goal for UCCS.
CSU-Pueblo's season comes to an end with a record of 9-6-3.