Pack Women’s Lacrosse stumbles in season opener at No. 17 Regis

Pack Women’s Lacrosse stumbles in season opener at No. 17 Regis

DENVER, Colo. (February 18, 2017) Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse started its third season in program history on a sour note, slipping to No.17 Regis University 18-8 Saturday.

Alix Zierden (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) led the Pack with three points. Zierden torched in two goals and dished out one assist. Defensively, Zierden caused three turnovers, snagged two ground balls and controlled a draw.  

Sami LaBella (So., Pleasanton, Calif.) scored twice for the Pack on just three shots. LaBella also controlled one draw.

Taylor Christensen (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) topped the pack in defensive stats with four draw controls and three ground balls. Christensen also forced two turnovers. She added a goal in the loss.  

Leah Neumann (Jr., Naperville, Ill.) lit the lamp with two goals. Neumann controlled two draws. After setting a school record in points last season as a freshman, Allison Wurscher (Tigard, Ore.) began her sophomore season with two assists.

Making her Pack debut, Allie Butler (So., Mission Viejo, Calif.) scored the Pack's first goal of the season. Butler's goal tied the game at one.

The Rangers would score the next six goals before Christensen ended the run. A LaBella goal was sandwiched by four Rangers tallies as Regis took an 11-3 lead at halftime.

Zierden began the second half with a goal for the pack to make it 11-4. However, CSU-Pueblo would not get any closer as the Rangers came away with an 18-8 win.

Ane Marie Horton (So., Long Beach, Calif.) took the loss for the Pack. She made 11 saves on the 29 shots she faced. Hope Correia earned the win for Regis making six stops on 10 shots.

The ThunderWolves will return to action Thursday March 9, at 5 p.m. when they host Fort Lewis College in their home opener at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Lacrosse Stadium. This will also be the Pack's Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener.

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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.