It was a rough night on the pitch for the CSU-Pueblo women’s soccer team as they lost 4-1 at home against the Orediggers of Colorado School of Mines.
For the first 22 minutes of the game, Mines was the aggressor. They kept attacking the ThunderWolves’ defense, and then 23 minutes in, Mines struck on an unassisted goal from Kendra Bulawa.
From there, it was all downhill for the ThunderWolves in the first-half. Four minutes later, Mines scored again on a goal from Cari Smith, and with eight minutes left in the half they scored again, extending their lead to 3-0 going into the second half.
It seemed like everything was going right for Mines and wrong for the ThunderWolves.
Coming into the second half, the ThunderWolves had much more energy. For the first 20 minutes, the ThunderWolves were able to consistently possess the ball and attack the Mines defense; they just weren’t able to get past the last line of defense, specifically Jayln Yates, goalie for the Orediggers, who had 7 saves on 8 shots-on-goal.
After the push by the ThunderWolves, Mines pushed back and scored their fourth goal of the game off the leg of Kenzie King with eight minutes left.
In garbage time, with five minutes left, the ThunderWolves were finally able put points on the board as freshman mid-fielder Danelle Dondelinger scored the first goal of her college career.
The Orediggers took the win, which was probably no surprise to the ThunderWolves. In their last three games against Mines, two of them going back to last year, the ThunderWolves have been outscored 10-1.
With this loss, the ThunderWolves finish the week 0-1-1. Next week they host Colorado Mesa at the Art and Lorraine Gonzalez Soccer Complex and finish the week at Fort Lewis College in Durango.