Feisty Pack falls to No. 3 Skyhawks

Pack trails by one point in push for final playoff spot

DURANGO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Oct. 23, 2011) - The CSU-Pueblo men's soccer team played a tough game against No. 3 Fort Lewis falling 1-0 on the road. 

The Pack were a feisty bunch refusing to ever let the Skyhawks really control the game. The lone goal of the day came from Thomas Hoang who received the ball on a through ball from Cory Dean. Hoang was able to settle himself and chip a shot over Jacob Blum (Sr., Peoria, Ariz.) to score.

The ThunderWolves did control parts of the game and even pressured the Skyhawks late in the contest. 

"Overall we made some strides in the loss and we felt like we got to play some guys who haven't played very many minutes earlier the year and those guys really added to the game," coach Roy Stanley said.

Robert Kinsey (Sr., Denver, Colo.) led the way for the Pack finishing with three shots, one of which was on frame. Blum finished the day with three saves while opposing goalkeeper Ryan Wirth finished with two.

"Big thing I said to the guys is we played better against a good team," Stanley said. "I thought we played better than we did the first time we faced Fort Lewis and though it's a loss it's an optimistic one."

The team has two more regular season games on the road and currently trail Colorado Mesa by one point as the team pushes for the final RMAC playoff spot.

The team has an opportunity to jump ahead of Colorado Mesa as they travel to Grand Junction to play the Mavericks on Friday. Kick off is scheduled for 4 p.m.