Pack win back-to-back matches for the first time this season with victory versus Mountaineers

Pack win back-to-back matches for the first time this season with victory versus Mountaineers

GUNNISON, Colo. (September 22, 2015) - In the final match of a three game Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference road trip, the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's volleyball took down Western State Colorado University in straight sets 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-16).

With the win the ThunderWolves improved to 4-7 and 2-1 RMAC, while the Mountaineers fell to 2-11 (0-3 RMAC). The victory also marks the first time in the 2015 season that the Pack have won back-to-back contests.

Mariangel Perez (Jr., OH/RS, Catia La Mar, Venezuela) led the charge for the ThunderWolves, as she punched through a match-high 12 kills. Behind Perez, senior Oni Lattin (MB/RS, Houston, Texas) earned nine kills.

Alex Sansavera (R-Sr., DS/S, San Antonio, Texas) threw in 15 assists for a team-high, which marks the 40th straight match she's surpassed 11 or more assists.

Errors from the Mountaineers helped fuel the victory for the ThunderWolves, as Western had 37 errors (27 attack errors, 10 service errors) versus CSU-Pueblo's 19 (15 attack errors, 4 service errors.)

The Pack outdueled WSCU .160 to .072 in hitting percentage, but the Mountaineers actually out battled CSU-Pueblo 37-35 in kills and 34-32 in assists. The ThunderWolves though swayed total digs (69-68) and total blocks (12-7) in their favor.

In the first two sets the Mountaineers made CSU-Pueblo work, but couldn't overcome the errors and the Pack took the first set 25-22 and the second frame 25-23. Going into the third stanza, the ThunderWolves put their foot on the gas to win the game 25-16 and the match 3-0.

The Pack return to Massari Arena Sept. 25-26 for a two game homestand. First they'll take on Colorado Christian University Friday, then finish out Saturday in a showdown with No. 12 Colorado School of Mines. First serve for both matches is set for 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.