PUEBLO, Colo. (September 24, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer team improved to 3-0 in RMAC play Sunday after defeating Black Hills State 8-0 behind a three-goal, hat trick performance from Mackenzie Bean (Jr., Bothell, Wash.) on a brisk day at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
The Pack received scores from six different players including Bean's three tallies. Each of the five others scored their first goals of the season in the win.
CSU-Pueblo was back on the pitch for the first time this week and wasted little time in putting up a crooked number on the scoreboard.
Bean scored the first two goals in the game in the 4th and 6th minute of play with only two minutes and twenty-one seconds in between scores.
Rianna Lockhart (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) was credited with an assist.
The Pack dominated in all facets of the game outshooting the Yellow Jackets 10-1 in the first half and was even in corner kick attempts.
Hometown-product Cara Siegel (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) scored her first collegiate goal in the 14th minute after receiving a pass from Bean inside the box and Siegel hit a one-timer past the BHSU goalkeeper.
In the second half the ThunderWolves applied pressure on the Yellow Jackets, creating numerous turnovers and in the 47th minute Bean capped the hat trick when she dribbled the ball one-on-one with the defender and firing a shot from atop the box into the net for the score.
The fifth score came off a rebounded shot from a corner kick attempt, one of six corners in the second half for the ThunderWolves. Jessica Westhoff (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) was at the right place at the right time and took a pass directly in front of the net from Danelle Dondelinger (Sr., Louisville, Colo.), and kicked in a low ball inside the far post for her first score of the season.
Dondelinger got herself in the goal scored column in 63rd minute after intercepting the ball at midfield and driving past the defense.
Pack goalkeeper Rylie Martin (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) made one save on one shot by BHSU.
CSU-Pueblo (4-3, 3-0 RMAC) wraps its homestand Friday versus Colorado Christian at 4:30 p.m. at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
– 30 –
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.