GOLDEN, Colo. (October 2, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team battled in one of its strongest defensive games of the season, playing No. 16 Colorado School of Mines to a 1-1 double overtime tie in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action Friday.
Playing in only the second road game of the season and third against a ranked opponent, the Pack opened the contest with high energy and intensity that would pay off in the 15th minute as Megan Garcia (R-So., D, Pueblo, Colo.) fired a shot from near midfield, taking advantage of a few high bounces of the turf field that caused an high bounce above the goalkeeper for the early 1-0 lead.
It is Garcia's first goal of the season.
Following the score, the ThunderWolves played stellar defense in holding the high shooting Orediggers to four shots in the first period.
At the half, each team had managed four shots at the net and no corner kicks earned from either squad.
Beginning the second period, the home team came out firing, earning an 11-2 edge in shots.
The Orediggers scored the equalizer in the 69th minute on a goal by Rachael Turner.
Entering the extra time periods, both teams were sluggish, each managing one shot in the first overtime before Colorado Mines fired three shots in the second overtime period.
Pack Goalkeeper Alison Darr (Jr., Placerville, Calif.) played in every minute, making seven saves on nineteen Oredigger shots.
For the contest, CSM held a 19-7 shot advantage and 6-0 lead in corner kicks.
CSU-Pueblo (4-4-1, 2-3-1 RMAC) will remain on the road Sunday when they travel to Lakewood, Colo. with an afternoon matchup with Colorado Christian University. Kickoff against the Cougars in set for 1:30 p.m.
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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.