Pueblo, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com – Sept. 29, 2013) – The CSU-Pueblo women's soccer team suffered their first home loss of the season Sunday 3-1 against the Ft. Lewis Skyhawks.
The ThunderWolves, now 3-4 (0-4 RMAC) were previously undefeated at home. Ft. Lewis came into the game 6-1 overall (3-1-0 RMAC) on the season.
The Skyhawks got on the board early with a shot from the top of the box by Sam Weiss, off an assist by Therese Romero at the fourth minute. Then at the ten minute mark, Weiss scored again with a breakaway goal to the back left of the net off an Emma Cannis assist.
"We gave them those goals," said head coach Paul Regrutto. "We made a few little mistakes and they scored because of it."
According to Regrutto, the Pack has been learning a new style of play, a higher-level, more sophisticated system that the girls are improving on with each game. "It will take some time to perfect it," said Regrutto. "We are playing with a system that no one else in the conference is using."
Despite an increased passing game and a more aggressive offensive attack by the ThunderWolves, the score remained 0-2 until after the half. At the 53rd minute Sam Weiss received the ball from 40 yards out to take her third shot and score of the day.
"We're becoming more of an offensive team," said Regrutto. "We're opening it up and are trying to score more goals."
With 8 minutes left in regulation Abigal Chris (Sr., Anchorage, Alaska) put the Pack on the board with a score off the corner kick from Amanda Jorgenson (Wailuku, Hawaii). The team began to rally, but it was too little too late, as they couldn't bridge the two score gap before the clock ran out.
"We have to play a little bit smarter," said Regrutto. "But we will come back a better team next week, we always do."
CSU-Pueblo will travel to Metro State on Friday, kickoff is at 1 p.m.