PUEBLO, Colo. (October 22, 2014) – For the first time since Oct. 7, the Colorado State University-Pueblo volleyball team returns to the friendly confines of Massari Arena for a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matchup with Adams State University, Friday at 7 p.m. Fans of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their best costumes for the Halloween night clash with the Grizzlies, with prizes to be awarded to the best individual and group costumes. A trick-or-treat station will be set up for children.
CSU-Pueblo News and Notes
- With just three matches remaining in the 2014 season, the ThunderWolves are 14-11 overall and 8-7 in RMAC contests.
- CSU-Pueblo currently sits in sole possession of sixth place in the RMAC standings. The ThunderWolves are one game ahead of both Adams State and Black Hills State University, which are tied for seventh with identical 7-7 records.
- The eight league wins are the most for the Pack since the 2011 season when they won 10 contests.
- In its last match, CSU-Pueblo dropped the first set to Western State University, but responded with dominating wins in the next three games en route to a 3-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-21) victory on the road Tuesday.
- Against the Mountaineers, Mariangel Perez (So., Catia La Mar, Venezuela) recorded her team-leading 17th double-double of the season for the ThunderWolves, notching 11 kills, while matching her career-high in digs with 19. Alex Winkler (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) posted a contest-best four blocks. Alex Sansavera (R-Jr., San Antonio, Texas) and Jordan Bruere (Jr., Rio Rancho, N.M.) tied for the team lead in assists with 20 apiece.
- The Pack are 13-2 this year when outhitting their opponent. Entering the week, CSU-Pueblo ranked sixth in the nation in total team blocks.
- The ThunderWolves have registered more team blocks in 10 out of their 15 league contests.
- The four-set victory over Western improved CSU-Pueblo to 10-4 when a contest is decided in four games. The ThunderWolves are 3-3 in three-set matches and are just 1-4 in four-set contests.
- The Pack are 7-4 overall at home this season, including a 3-3 mark in RMAC home contests.
- A win versus Adams State would improve CSU-Pueblo to 6-5 in the month of October. The ThunderWolves have not had a winning October since going 5-3 in 2006.
- The Grizzlies have won the last eight meetings versus CSU-Pueblo, including a 3-0 sweep in Alamosa, Colo., Oct. 11. The Pack's last victory against Adams State came Oct. 28, 2010 in Pueblo.
- ThunderWolves statistical leaders:
Kills: 341 - Mariangel Perez
Assists: 511 – Alex Sansavera
Digs: 317 – Katie Burnett (So., Austin, Texas)
Blocks: 117 – Oni Lattin (Jr., Houston, Texas)
- ThunderWolves among RMAC statistical leaders (as of Oct. 26):
Kills: Mariangel Perez (2nd)
Assists: Alex Sansavera (9th), Jordan Bruere (10th)
Digs: Katie Burnett (6th)
Blocks: Oni Lattin (1st), Alex Winkler (4th)
- ThunderWolves among NCAA statistical leaders (as of Oct. 26):
Kills: Mariangel Perez (26th)
Blocks: Oni Lattin (5th), Alex Winkler (27th)
A look at Adams State
- The Grizzlies are 13-10 overall on the season, including a 7-7 record in RMAC matches.
- Adams State is currently in a tie for seventh place in the league standings with Black Hills
- The Grizzlies enter Friday night's contest winners of five out of their last seven matches.
- On the road, Adams State is 7-8 this season, including a 2-5 mark in conference road tilts.
- The statistical leaders for the Grizzlies are: Lindsey Stindt (301 kills), Katelyn Schwartz (823 assists), Gabrielle Timmen (303 digs) and Mallory Grimsrud (90 blocks).
The ThunderWolves close out the 2014 regular season with a pair of home matches next weekend. CSU-Pueblo will host New Mexico Highlands University Nov. 7, before welcoming Western New Mexico University to Massari Arena Nov. 8. Both contests are slated to begin 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.