PUEBLO, Colo. (April 21, 2017) – For the last time in 2017, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse will hit the road to tangle with Adams State University Saturday and Fort Lewis College Sunday. The Pack plays the Grizzlies at 12 p.m. and battles the Skyhawks at 1 p.m.
CSU-Pueblo has won three of its last four games. Both of the Pack's games this weekend will be rematches. The ThunderWolves defeated Adams State 15-3 April 9, but lost to the Skyhawks 10-9 in overtime of a hard fought game March 9.
Leah Neumann (Jr., Naperville, Ill.) has caught fire offensively with 18 goals in her last four games, an average of 4.5 goals per game. Neumann ranks seventh in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with 2.58 goals per game. Her 31 goals and 42 points lead the Pack.
Neumann also ranks third in the RMAC with 4.33 draw controls per game. She sits just one draw control shy of Taylor Christensen's (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) school record 53 draw controls set a season ago. Neumann is also eight goals away from matching her team record of 39 goals in 2016.
Rachael Welzin (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) was a force defensively last week. In the Pack's two games against Concordia University – St. Paul and Westminster College, Welzin snagged 14 ground balls and caused five turnovers. Welzin ranks sixth in the RMAC with 2.83 ground balls per game and seventh in the RMAC with 1.83 caused turnovers per game.
Christensen stands fifth in the RMAC with 1.92 caused turnovers per game. She is just five caused turnovers away from her school record of 28 set last season. Christensen ranks eighth in the conference with 2.58 ground balls per game. The midfielder ranks eighth in the conference with 3.58 draw controls per game. Christensen also ranks second on the Pack with 32 points thanks to 25 goals and seven assists.
Allison Wurscher (So., Tigard, Ore.) leads the Pack with 14 assists. Wurscher has added 17 goals to rank third on the team with 31 points. Alix Zierden (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) also has 31 points on 29 goals and two assists.
The ThunderWolves bring a 4-8 record overall into the weekend with a 2-5 record in RMAC games. Only Saturday's game with Adams State will count towards the Pack's RMAC record. The Grizzlies are 2-11 (0-8 RMAC). Fort Lewis ranks fourth in the conference at 6-5 overall (5-2 RMAC).
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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.