Lattin and Perez lead Pack to 3-1 win at Westminster

Lattin and Perez lead Pack to 3-1 win at Westminster

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (October 10, 2015) – A dominating third set helped the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves defeat the Westminster (UT) Griffins 3-1 (18-25, 25-23,25-6, 25-18) Saturday.


With a win in the first-ever meeting between the new conference foes, the ThunderWolves improve to 5-12 (3-6 RMAC) and snap a five-game skid. The loss dropped the Griffins to 5-12 (3-7 RMAC).


Oni Lattin (Sr., Houston, Texas) and Mariangel Perez (Jr., Catia La Mar, Venezuela)

both posted double-doubles to lead the Pack to victory. Lattin recorded 15 kills and a career best 11 blocks to earn her first double-double. Perez collected 11 kills and 14 digs in the win.


After Westminster claimed the first set 25-18, the ThunderWolves answered in the second with a close 25-23 victory. Lattin posted seven of her 15 kills in the second stanza.


The Pack completely controlled the third set.  Tied at two early in the set, the ThunderWolves rattled off 14 consecutive points to make it 16-2. They would win the frame by an amazing mark of 25-6. Melissa Nichols (R-Fr., McKinney, Texas) tallied six kills for CSU-Pueblo in the one-sided third set.


In the fourth set, the ThunderWolves closed out the win with a 25-18 victory. Lattin concluded her career night with a six-kill performance in the match's last set.  The senior finished the night with a .522 hitting percentage.


Alex Sansavera (R-Sr., San Antonio, Texas) made her teammates look good with a team-best 27 assists.  She also led the ThunderWolves with a .600 hitting percentage.


As a team, CSU-Pueblo outblocked Westminster 15-1. The Griffins made 28 errors compared to 16 for the Pack.


CSU-Pueblo Volleyball returns to Massari Arena Oct. 16 to play its first home game in October against South Dakota School of Mines at 7 p.m. They continue their homestand Oct. 17 with a match against Black Hills State University.


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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.