Pack scores trifecta of RMAC Athletes of the Week

Pack scores trifecta of RMAC Athletes of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 5, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer players Mackenzie Bean (Jr., Bothell, Wash.), Danelle Dondelinger (Sr., Louisville, Colo.) and Rylie Martin (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) swept the week one Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week awards announced Tuesday by league officials.

The trio led the Pack in a 2-0 win over Lubbock Christian Saturday at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium to open the 2017 campaign.

Bean led the charge offensively for CSU-Pueblo in her Pack debut. Bean earns her first accolade by scoring two goals in the first half for the ThunderWolves, shooting a game high five shots and three on goal.

Her first goal came in the 34th minute on breakaway deep in Pack territory allowed her to dribble up midfield and fire a shot from 35-yards away from goal passed a diving LCU goalkeeper.

Bean added her second score of the game ten minutes later after a scramble at the top of the box found the foot of Dondelinger who then launched a pass inside to a waiting Bean who headed in the ball for the score.

Dondelinger earned her first athlete of the week honor after tallying one assist and playing smothering defense holding Lubbock Christian to six shots in the game and two on goal. Dondelinger anchored a defense that allowed two corner kick attempts.

Martin recorded her first shutout of the year in the opener. Martin made two saves and faced six shots by LCU.

The ThunderWolves were the only RMAC school to go unbeaten during opening weekend.

CSU-Pueblo (1-0) goes on the road this week for games scheduled at Midwestern State (Sept. 8) and at Texas Woman's University (Sept. 10) before returning home Sept. 13 to battle defending D-II champs Western Washington at noon at Gonzales Stadium.

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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.