PUEBLO, Colo. — Colorado State-Pueblo proved too tough for Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams, scoring shutout wins in both ends of the doubleheader.
CSU-P won the women’s game 2-0 to improve to 4-0 for the season, while the the first-year ENMU men’s program suffered its first loss 4-0 in the nightcap.
ENMU’s women (2-2) had a chance to score early, but a shot by sophomore midfielder Stacia Givens was knocked out of bounds near the goal by a Pueblo defender. The Zias were unable to convert the ensuing corner kick, and managed only three more shots on goal the rest of the way.
The Thunderwolves got on the board late in the first half on an unassisted goal by Robin Hayes, and picked up an insurance tally in the 72nd minute from Jacqueline Sitar.
In the men’s game, the Thunderwolves (1-0-1) scored twice in each half. with four players scoring once apiece.
CSU-P scored twice in a five-minute span midway through the first half, then added a penalty kick by Jonny Broadhead in the 58th minute. The final score came with about 2 1/2 minutes to play.
Pueblo converted all but two of its six shots on goal in the match. The Greyhounds (2-1-1) managed four shots on goal.
ENMU’s squads have road doubleheaders on tap again this weekend, playing at St. Mary’s on Friday and Incarnate Word on Sunday. The matches will be the first in the new Southwest Soccer Conference for the men, while the women’s matches are non-league.