COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For the first time since the 2011 season, the Colorado State University-Pueblo volleyball team (17-11, 11-7 RMAC) will be competing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament. Thanks to its 11-7 conference record the ThunderWolves garnered the No. 5 seed for the tournament and will go up against No. 4 seed Regis University in the quarterfinal round. The Pack and the Rangers will square off Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Regis. Earlier this season, the ThunderWolves were swept by Regis in Denver.
The Pack enter the tournament riding a five-match winning streak, their longest stretch of victories since the 2012 squad opened the year with six consecutive wins. CSU-Pueblo's 17 overall victories are the most since the 1997 season, while the 11 league wins is their top mark dating back to 2004.
Colorado Mesa University and Colorado School of Mines both concluded the regular season with matching 17-1 RMAC records, but the Mavericks earned the No. 1 seed thanks to its head-to-head win over the Orediggers. Colorado Mesa will face No. 8 seed University of Colorado Colorado Springs with the winner to face the survivor of the CSU-Pueblo and Regis contest.
Mines squares off against No. 7 seed Adams State University, while the third seed and defending tournament champion Roadrunners of Metro State University of Denver will take on No. 6 seed Colorado Christian University. The winners of those two contests will meet in the semifinals.
Each of the quarterfinal matches will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the sites of the higher seeds. The semifinals will be played at the highest remaining seed Nov. 14 with the final to be played at the same site Nov. 15.
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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.