PUEBLO, Colo. (September 15, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer player Rianna Lockhart (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) netted her first score of the season midway through the second overimte in a 1-0 victory against Fort Lewis College Friday at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
Lockhart and Co. were able to connect in the 105th minute after a scramble at the net allowed for Lockhart to wedge in a groundball past the Fort Lewis goalkeeper to secure the Pack's first win in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.
The Pack outshot the Skyhawks 19-2 in the game and managed ten shots at the net in the second half.
ThunderWolves' reserve Justine Martinez (So., Pueblo, Colo.) provided a much needed spark off the bench, leading the charge with four shots at the net.
Fans at Gonzales Stadium held their breath numerous times as several shots by CSU-Pueblo hit off the post and crossbar but did not break the plane.
Freshman Cara Siegel (Pueblo, Colo.) fired three shots and one on goal combined with the defensive effort by Lockhart and the entire backline.
Midfielders Kylee Sakaguchi (Jr., Apple Valley, Calif.), Danelle Dondelinger (Sr., Louisville, Colo.) and Callie Larson (Jr., Ogden, UT) played exceptional minutes, witholding the physical play brought on in the second half by FLC.
Karley Whiteman (Jr., Alta Loma, Calif.) took numerous corner kicks and on her final attempt, placed the ball directly in front of the net allowing for the scramble.
Pack goalkeeper Rylie Martin (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) had another strong outing at the net, making two saves on two shots by Fort Lewis and improves her record to 2-3 on the year.
CSU-Pueblo (3-2, 1-0 RMAC) conclude the weekend at home Sunday and continues RMAC play versus Adams State at 12 PM at Gonzales Stadium. The men take on Fort Lewis College at 2:30 p.m. following the women's match.
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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.