Rivals UCCS and Adams State loom for Pack WLAX in return home

Rivals UCCS and Adams State loom for Pack WLAX in return home

PUEBLO, Colo. (April 7, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse will finally return home Sunday when the Pack hosts Adams State University Sunday at 12 p.m. at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Lacrosse Stadium. The Pack will make the last stop in their six-game road trip Saturday at 12 p.m. with their first ever meeting with University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

The ThunderWolves enter the weekend with a 1-7 record. They hold a 1-5 mark in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games. Adams State and UCCS are both winless in RMAC games. The Grizzlies bring a 1-9 (0-7 RMAC) record into the weekend. In their inaugural season, the Mountain Lions stand 4-6 (0-5 RMAC).

CSU-Pueblo ranks third in the RMAC with 12.75 caused turnovers per game. Daniella Calvo (Jr., Spring, Texas), Taylor Christensen (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.), and Rachael Welzin (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) all share the team-lead in caused turnovers with 1.63 forced takeaways per game. Calvo, Christensen, and Welzin share eighth place in the RMAC in caused turnovers.

Leah Neumann (Jr., Napeville, Ill.)  ranks fourth in the RMAC with 3.88 draw controls per game. Neumann also sits in a three-way tie for the team-lead in points with 21. She has 13 goals and eight assists on the season.
 
Alix Zierden (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) and Allison Wurscher (So., Tigard, Ore.) share the team lead in points with Neumann. Zierden leads the Pack with 19 goals. Wurscher has a team-best nine assists.

Saturday's game against UCCS will count as RMAC game. Sunday's contest will not be counted towards the conference standings.

The Pack leads the all-time series against the Grizzlies 3-1. Saturday's game against UCCS will be the first meeting in women's lacrosse between the Steel & Silver trophy rivals.

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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.