PUEBLO, Colo. (September 14, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball will begin their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference slate this weekend as the ThunderWolves welcome Colorado Christian University and Colorado School of Mines to Massari Arena. The Pack will play the Cougars Friday before facing the No. 20 ranked Orediggers Saturday. Both matches start at 7 p.m.
ThunderWolves At a Glance
This weekend's contests will be the last two matches of the Pack's season-long six-match homestand. The Pack will look to get back in the win column as they take on they face a Cougar team that has played the ThunderWolves to five sets in each of their last their three meetings.
Caitlin Broadwell (Sr., Lawrence, Kan.) ranks second in the RMAC with 3.96 kills per set, 37th nationally. Broadwell also has four matches with 10 or more digs including her last two. She has three double-doubles.
2017 Record: 1-7, (Last week, 0-4: Sept. 8 vs. No. 12 Wayne State College, L, 2-3 /
vs. Texas A&M University Commerce L, 0-3)
(Sept. 9 vs. No. 19 Central Oklahoma , L 0-3/ vs. Newman L 0-3)
Kills: Broadwell, 3.96 kills/set (Second in RMAC)
Assists: Elena Michalski (Sr., Longmont, Colo.) 9.00 assists/ set (8th in the RMAC)
Digs: Michalski, 2.67 digs/set
Blocks: Melissa Nichols (Jr., McKinney, Texas), 0.64 blocks per set
Hitting percentage (min. three attacks per set): Grace Miles (Fr., Parker, Colo.).273
Scouting Colorado Christian:
Outlook: The Cougars went 2-6 in non-conference play. They played one common opponent to CSU-Pueblo, Southwest Oklahoma State University. Both the Cougars and Pack lost in five sets to the Bulldogs.
All-time record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 21-16
Last Meeting: Sept. 16, 2016, the Pack won 3-2 at Colorado Christian
Players to watch: Kylee Wurster, 10.34 assists/set (second in RMAC)
Mariela Gonzalez, 4.34 digs/set, 4.34 digs/set (sixth in RMAC)
Scouting Colorado Mines:
Outlook: The Orediggers entered the week ranked No. 20 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. They began RMAC play with a four-set loss to No. 21 Regis University.
Record: 6-3 (0-1 RMAC)
All-time record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 25-34
Last Meeting: Sept. 17, 2016, Colorado Mines won 3-0.
Last Pack Win: Sept. 15, 2011, Pack won 3-2
Players to watch: Ellie Monarch, .389 hitting percentage (leads RMAC), 3.59 kills per set
+Marina Hansen, 12.91 assists/set (leads RMAC, second in NCAA)
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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.