PUEBLO, Colo. (March 11, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse could not overcome No. 3 Lindenwood University 17-4 Sunday night at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
Ane Marie Horton (Jr., Long Beach, Calif.) entered the game with eight minutes left in the first half, appearing on the field for the first time since suffering a leg injury over a year ago. Playing in her first game in over year, Horton made 10 saves on 15 shots for a 66.7 save percentage. Horton also had five ground balls.
Emily Eller (Fr., Keller, Texas) scored the first two goals of her career. Eller also delivered three draw controls
Leah Neumann (Sr., Naperville, Ill.) got the Pack on the board with a highlight reel goal. Neumann had three of the Pack's five caused turnovers.
Taylor Christensen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) netted her eighth goal of the year. Christensen totaled two ground balls and two draw controls. She also caused a turnover.
Neumann's goal tied the game at one with 26:47 left in the first half. The Lions answered with nine consecutive goals, before Eller fired in her first collegiate goal to make it 10-2. Lindenwood scored four more goals to lead 14-2 at the half.
Horton held Lindenwood in check in the second half, limiting the Lions to just three goals. The Pack scored twice, but could not get any closer as Lindenwood rolled to a 17-4 win.
Lindenwood's Rachel Ortell stopped seven of the Pack's 11 shots to claim the win. The Lions doubled the Pack in shots 36-18. They held a 16-7 advantage in draw controls.
CSU-Pueblo now stands 1-3 with a 0-2 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games. Lindenwood improved to 7-0 (2-0 RMAC).
The Pack's tough road continues Sunday when they travel to Denver to face No. 12 Regis University in a RMAC game. CSU-Pueblo's battle with the Rangers starts at 1 p.m.
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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