Pack falters in 13-10 loss at Fort Lewis

Pack falters in 13-10 loss at Fort Lewis

DURANGO, Colo.  (April 20, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse fell to Fort Lewis College 13-10 Saturday at Ray Dennison Memorial Field.

Elyse Ingram (So., San Jose, Calif.) earned her first hat trick of the season. Ingram scored three goals. She also snagged a season-high five ground balls. The midfielder secured two draw controls and caused two turnovers.

Taylor Christensen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) also netted three goals. Christensen led the Pack with four draw controls. She finished with two ground balls and two draw controls.

Less than a week after she became the Pack's first 100 -goal scorer, Alix Zieden (Sr., Elk River, Minn.) added two more goals to her total. Zierden's two goals came on just three shots. She had a ground ball and caused a turnover.

Leah Neumann (Sr., Naperville, Ill.) did not join Zierden in the 100-goal club, but Neumann did have a goal and an assist. She now has 99 career goals. Neumann completed her line with two ground balls, two draw controls, and a caused turnover.

Emily Eller (Fr., Keller, Texas) scored a goal. Maxine Bartholomew (Sr., Elk Grove, Calif.) contributed an assist.

Fort Lewis blitzed the Pack early. The Skyhawks got the game's first four goals. The Pack answered with three of their own as Neumann, Christensen, and Ingram helped the Pack close within one. 

The Skyhawks responded with another 4-0 run to distance themselves from the Pack. CSU-Pueblo battled back with goals from Christensen and Ingram that made it 8-5.  Fort Lewis put up two more tallies before the break to make it 10-5 at halftime.

CSU-Pueblo surged to start the second half with a 3-0 run. This rush pulled the Pack back within two midway through the second half.  Fort Lewis scored three of the next four goals to pull away with a 13-10 win.

The loss drops the Pack to 3-9 overall. They are now 2-6 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games.  Fort Lewis improved to 5-6 (5-3 RMAC). The loss eliminated the ThunderWolves from postseason play.

CSU-Pueblo will return home Sunday to face Colorado Mesa University. The opening draw is set for 12 p.m. at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.

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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