Volleyball opens 7-match road stretch at Adams State, Saturday

Volleyball opens 7-match road stretch at Adams State, Saturday

PUEBLO, Colo. (October 9, 2014) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo volleyball team (11-7, 5-4 RMAC) opens its longest stretch of road matches this season with an away contest at Adams State University, Saturday at 7 p.m. in Plachy Hall.

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CSU-Pueblo News and Notes
- CSU-Pueblo enters Saturday's matchup with the Grizzlies holding an 11-7 overall record and a 5-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference mark. The 11 victories eclipses last season's win total of 10.
- The ThunderWolves are four-matches above .500 for the second time this season.
- The Pack are currently in fifth place in the RMAC standings.
- The ThunderWolves downed Western State Colorado University, 3-1, Tuesday at Massari Arena. The victory gave the Pack wins in four out of their last five matches.
- The Pack's dominance at the net continued Tuesday, as they tallied a season-high 15 stuffs. CSU-Pueblo has out blocked its opponent in eight out of nine RMAC matches.
- Against the Mountaineers, Morgan Wilkening (Jr., Fleming, Colo.) tallied a career-high 18 kills to go along with 12 digs to complete her fifth double-double of the season.
- Competing in just her second career match, freshman Elena Michalski (Longmont, Colo.) recorded a career-high 12 assists versus Western. Alex Winkler (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) continued the trend of career highs, registering a new high-water mark of nine blocks.
- The ThunderWolves are 2-1 away from home against RMAC opponents.
- The Grizzlies have won the last seven meetings versus CSU-Pueblo. The Pack's last victory against Adams State came Oct. 28, 2010 in Pueblo. The last time the ThunderWolves earned a win in Alamosa was Oct. 10, 2006.
- Entering the week, CSU-Pueblo ranked second in the nation in total team blocks, eighth in attacks, 13th in kills, 14th in assists and 15th in digs.
- ThunderWolves statistical leaders:

A look at Adams State
- The Grizzlies are an even 8-8 on the season and 3-5 in RMAC play. Adams State sits in ninth place in the league standings. The Grizzlies will host Western State, Friday, before welcoming the Pack into town, Saturday.
- Adams State is 2-1 at Plachy Hall this season, defeating Chadron State College, 3-0, and University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 3-0, while falling to Metro State University of Denver, 3-2.
- The Grizzlies have lost five out of their last six matches.
- The statistical leaders for Adams State are: Lindsey Stindt (211 kills), Katelyn Schwartz (559 assists), Gabrielle Timmen (195 digs) and Mallory Grimsrud (67 blocks).   

Looking Ahead
The ThunderWolves trek to Lakewood, Colo. to face Colorado Christian University, Tuesday at 7 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.