PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State University-Pueblo volleyball team's push for a berth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference post season tournament continues Tuesday with a road contest versus Western State Colorado University. The ThunderWolves and the Mountaineers will begin play at 7 p.m. at Paul Wright Gym.
CSU-Pueblo News and Notes
- The ThunderWolves hold a 13-11 overall record and an even 7-7 mark in RMAC play.
- The 13 victories are the most in a single season since the Pack won 15 in 2012. The seven wins in league play matches the squad's win total from last season.
- This past weekend, the Pack split a pair of road contests. CSU-Pueblo fell 3-0 at No. 14 Colorado Mesa University, before posting a sweep of their own versus Fort Lewis College.
- Against Fort Lewis, libero Katie Burnett (So., Austin, Texas) registered a career-high 30 digs, while Oni Lattin (Jr., Houston, Texas) matched her career high in blocks with nine.
- The 3-0 blanking of the Skyhawks was the third sweep of the season for the ThunderWolves and first since notching back-to-back sweeps versus University of Alaska Fairbanks and Lindenwood University, Sept. 12 and 13, respectively.
- With four matches left in the regular season, the ThunderWolves are in a tie for sixth place in the RMAC standings with Adams State University and Black Hills State University. The Pack and Grizzlies will square off Friday in Pueblo in a critical league matchup.
- CSU-Pueblo has not lost to Western State under head coach Jen Gomez, winning seven consecutive contests, including a 3-1 victory Oct. 7 in Massari Arena
- For the season, the ThunderWolves are 6-7 away from home. In RMAC road contests, the Pack are 4-4
- ThunderWolves statistical leaders:
- Kills: 330 - Mariangel Perez (So., Catia La Mar, Venezuela)
- Assists: 491 - Alex Sansavera (R-Jr., San Antonio, Texas)
- Digs: 400 - Katie Burnett
- Blocks: 115 - Oni Lattin
A look at Western State
- The Mountaineers are winless on the season, holding a 0-18 overall record and a 0-14 RMAC tally.
- This past weekend, Western fell in five sets at Fort Lewis and was swept by Colorado Mesa.
- The Mountaineers have dropped 42 consecutive matches dating back to last season. Western's last win came Sept. 7, 2013.
- The statistical leaders for the Mountaineers are: Jordan Eatwell (171 kills), Tepora Su'a (388 assists), Morgan Stansberry (244 digs) and Crystal Powell (40 blocks).
For the first time since Oct. 7, the ThunderWolves will play a home contest, hosting Adams State Friday in a Halloween night showdown. The match versus the Grizzlies is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Massari Arena. Fans of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their best costumes for the contest, with prizes to be awarded to the best individual and group costumes. A trick-or-treat station will be set up for children
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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.