PUEBLO, Colo. (September 24, 2015) - After going 2-1 on a three match road trip, the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's volleyball team returns home to Massari Arena for a conference weekend against Colorado Christian University and Colorado School of Mines.
Beginning Friday the ThunderWolves will welcome the 7-5 (2-0 RMAC) Cougars, then Saturday host the 8-2 (2-0 RMAC) No. 12 Orediggers. Both Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tilts are set for first serve at 7 p.m.
About the Pack
- The ThunderWolves enter the weekend on a two match win-streak, their first of the 2015 season. They currently sit 4-7 and 2-1 in the RMAC.
- CSU-Pueblo is 1-3 in the last four outings versus the Cougars, with their last win coming in 2009 at home in a 3-0 victory.
- Against the Orediggers, their last win came in 2011 in a 3-2 contest and are 0-3 since then.
- CSU-Pueblo is 1-3 inside Massari Arena this season.
- Through 11 matches the Pack are averaging 11.7 kills per set with a .170 hitting percentage.
- The ThunderWolves own 2.29 blocks per set (1st in RMAC) and add 11.11 assists per frame.
- Mariangel Perez (Jr., OH/RS, Catia La Mar, Venezuela) leads the Pack with 144 kills (3.13 per set) for ninth in the RMAC.
- Alex Sansavera (R-Sr., DS/S, San Antonio, Texas) recorded a career-high 41 assists two series ago against New Mexico Highlands University. She currently sits with a squad-high 249. Elena Michalski (So., S, Longmont, Colo.) is second, helping on 174 points.
- Oni Lattin (Sr., MB/RS, Houston, Texas) moved to second on the squad in kills with 118 after recording 29 in three matches last week. She is seventh in Division II in blocks per frame with 1.46 and the mark is good enough for first in the conference.
About the Cougars
- Colorado Christian, like the ThunderWolves, will enter Friday's match on a two contest winning-streak.
- 4-3 in road and neutral matches this season.
- Even with the ThunderWolves in hitting percentage at .170, but have the advantage in kills at 12.91 per stanza.
- 12.09 assists per set (4th in RMAC)
- Taylor Sturms leads the unit in kills with 103.
- Kylee Wurster and Jordan Carswell dominate the setting for the Cougars, as Wurster has 150 and Carswell is not far behind with 129.
About the No. 12 Orediggers
- Riding a three match win-streak into the weekend. They'll take on Western State College on the road before facing the ThunderWolves Saturday.
- 2-2 in road and neutral action this year.
- Colorado Mines sits atop the RMAC in hitting percentage at .234 and is 5th in opponent percentage at .179.
- 13.57 assists per set (1st RMAC)
- 14.59 kills (1st RMAC)
- D. Johnson-Hazlewood leads the conference in assists with 12.27
- Alanna Winfield and Megan Peterson lead their squad in kills with 122 and 119, respectively.
Looking further ahead
Once the Pack complete this weekend's homestand, the ThunderWolves will hit the road again this time for two weeks. The next home match won't be until Friday, October 16.
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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.