ThunderWolves to co-host CSU-Pueblo/UCCS Classic this weekend

ThunderWolves to co-host CSU-Pueblo/UCCS Classic this weekend

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 11, 2014) ~ The Colorado State University-Pueblo volleyball team (3-2) welcomes four opponents to Massari Arena this weekend as part of the CSU-Pueblo/UCCS Classic. The ThunderWolves will play four matches over the course of the two day tournament, beginning on Friday morning at 11 a.m. versus No. 6 University of Nebraska Kearney.

CSU-Pueblo/UCCS Classic Tournament Schedule
At CSU-Pueblo:
Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.: CSU-Pueblo vs. No. 6 Nebraska Kearney
Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.: Adams State vs. Alaska Fairbanks
Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.: Adams State vs. Nebraska Kearney
Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.: CSU-Pueblo vs. Alaska Fairbanks
Sept. 13 at 11 a.m.: CSU-Pueblo vs. Lindenwood
Sept. 13 at 1 p.m.: Nebraska Kearney vs. St. Martin's
Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.: Adams State vs. St. Martin's
Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.: CSU-Pueblo vs. Pittsburg State

At UCCS:
Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.: St. Martin's vs. Pittsburg State
Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.: UCCS vs. Lindenwood
Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.: St. Martin's vs. Lindenwood
Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.: UCCS vs. Pittsburg State
Sept. 13 at 11 a.m.: Adams State vs. Pittsburg State
Sept. 13 at 1 p.m.: UCCS vs. Alaska Fairbanks
Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.: Lindenwood vs. Alaska Fairbanks
Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.: UCCS vs. Nebraska Kearney

How to Follow the Pack
Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.: CSU-Pueblo vs. No. 6 Nebraska Kearney (Live stats, Live video)
Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.: CSU-Pueblo vs. Alaska Fairbanks (Live stats, Live video)
Sept. 13 at 11 a.m.: CSU-Pueblo vs. Lindenwood  (Live stats, Live video)
Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.: CSU-Pueblo vs. Pittsburg State (Live stats, Live video)
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CSU-Pueblo News and Notes

  • The Pack enter this weekend's tournament with a 3-2 overall record.
  • After starting the season 0-2, the ThunderWolves have won their last three matches, each of which have come by final scores of 3-1.
  • The three-match winning streak is the team's longest stretch of victories since winning three consecutive contests between Sept. 14-21, 2013.
  • Dating back to last season, the Pack have won four of their last five home matches.
  • Last time out, CSU-Pueblo downed Colorado College, 3-1 (25-22, 16-25, 25-22, 25-19), on Tuesday evening at Massari Arena.
  • Team statistical leaders:
    Kills: 71 - Mariangel Perez (So., Catia La Mar, Venezuela)
    Assists: 116 – Alex Sansavera (R-Jr., San Antonio, Texas)
    Digs: 103 – Katie Burnett (So., Austin, Texas)
    Blocks: 21 – Oni Lattin (Jr., Houston, Texas) and Alex Winkler (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Opponent Capsules
No. 6 Nebraska Kearney Lopers
Record: 4-0
Statistical leaders:
           Kills: 44 – Kelle Carver
           Assists: 158 – Erin Seele
           Digs: 55 – Liz McGowan
           Blocks: 10 – Kelle Carver

Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks
Record: 0-4
Statistical leaders:
            Kills: 54 – Sam Harthun
            Assists: 85 – Miranda Grieser
            Digs: 34 – Tessa Butterfield
            Blocks: 7 – Lilah Hudson

Lindenwood Lions
Record: 2-2
Statistical leaders:
            Kills: 48 – Shannon Doyle
            Assists: 102 – Ivy Reynolds
            Digs: 70 – Anna Reichart
            Blocks: 22 – Sarah Makowski

Pittsburg State Gorillas
Record: 2-2
Statistical leaders:
            Kills: 68 – Madison Mosier
            Assists: 175 – Hayley Hansford
            Digs: 68 – Ashlen Schwartz
            Blocks: 12 – Paula Okrutna

Looking Ahead
The ThunderWolves remain at home next week, opening RMAC play on Sept. 18 versus University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The contest is slated to begin at 7 p.m. at Massari Arena.  

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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.