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It should be easy to get the motivation to play a crucial RMAC conference game late in the season. Especially when only the top four seeds in each division are eligible for postseason play.
The Colorado State University-Pueblo men’s basketball team found its motivation Thursday night, defeating Western New Mexico University, 82-58.
The game on paper was supposed to be closer than the final score indicated, but the ThunderWolves (12-8, 7-6 RMAC) dominated every facet of the game to come up with a crucial conference victory against the Mustangs (7-12, 6-6).
The night was supposed to be a celebration for the individual accomplishments of junior guard Rachel Espinoza.
Espinoza was 10 points away from scoring 1,000 career points and the ThunderWolves (14-7, 10-3 RMAC) were playing the last seed in the RMAC Western Division, Western New Mexico University (4-14, 4-8).
The contest turned into an overtime affair as the Mustangs pushed the Pack to the limit, but CSU-Pueblo pulled out an 88-78 win.
The Colorado State University-Pueblo women’s basketball team showed why it is a premier program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference by grinding out a 65-56 win over Mesa State (4-10, 3-6 RMAC) Saturday night.
The team failed to find a rhythm to its game as Mesa State kept the game close by not allowing the ThunderWolves to stretch the lead any higher than 11.
The Colorado State University-Pueblo men’s basketball team started slow and eventually fell short Saturday night against #17 Mesa State, losing 78-64.
Mesa State opened up the game firing on all cylinders, shooting a magnificent 67 percent from both the field and beyond the arc.The Mavericks were paced by senior guard Mike Dominguez, who scored 17 of his 30 points in the first half.
On Oct. 30, 11 individual athletes and one team were admitted to the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Hall of Fame at the Pueblo Union Depot.
By the women, Nadia Fercha (Women’s Basketball/Women’s Soccer), Freda Hancock (Women’s Track), Ivana (Women’s Tennis) were honored.
Pat Bekeza (Baseball/Men’s Basketball), Frank Grant (Football/Men’s Track), John Martinez (Men’s Track), Chuck Pipher (Wrestling), Cal Tatum (Men’s Basketball), coach inductee Blasing (Track and Field), Pueblo Chieftain publisher Robert H. Rawlings (contributor), and special inductee, Dale Rea, were inducted Friday. Also inducted was the 1960-61 men’s basketball National Junior College Athletic Association national championship team.
Chase Vaughn is happy he chose to transfer to Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The former Adams State College defensive end, now an all-American linebacker with the ThunderWolves, got to end his collegiate career with a bang Saturday, earning a measure of vengeance against his former mates as CSU-Pueblo downed the Grizzlies 41-7 in the finale of the 2009 season.
The ThunderWolves were definitely crowd-pleasers, Saturday, for the Homecoming game against the Western State Mountaineers as they took the victory 38-27, with Western Sate trailing the entire game.
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The CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves volleyball team needed a win to resurrect any hopes of making the eight-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament, but they fell to Adams State College in three sets, 25-22, 25-18, 25-20.
With the score tied at six in the first set, the T-Wolves found their rhythm and pushed the lead to 19-14. The Grizzlies responded with a 7-2 run to tie the score at 21-21 and won 11 of the sets final 14 points to take the first set 25-22.
The ThunderWolves tried hard to seek their first win over Metro State Roadrunners since 1999, but in the end they lost in three sets.
“Yesterday it was emotional high, tonight it was down,” said Head Coach Chris Johnson.
After defeating the Colorado Christian Friday night, the T-Wolves lost the game 2-3 against the Regis Rangers, currently one of the top squads in the RMAC.
The ThunderWolves halted a five-game skid against Colorado Christian Thursday, Oct. 15, downing the Cougars three sets to none.
It was the Pack’s eighth straight win over Colorado Christian in as many meetings, dating back to 2002.
A game that was shaping up to be a defensive battle exploded into a Nebraska-Kearney College route Saturday as the Lopers defeated the ThunderWolves 44-12.
Colorado State University-Pueblo gave up four touchdown passes of 60 yards or more, and saw another score come from a big play on the Lopers’ fumble recovery for a touchdown in the third quarter.