Pack WLAX powers past Adams State 18-10, Neumann scores five

Pack WLAX powers past Adams State 18-10, Neumann scores five

ALAMOSA, Colo. (April 22, 2017) Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse continued its April hot streak with an 18-10 victory Adams State Saturday in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game.

The ThunderWolves have now won four of their last games. They hold a 5-8 record on the season with a 3-5 RMAC record. The Grizzlies dropped to 2-12 (1-7 RMAC).

Leah Neumann (Jr., Naperville, Ill.) rocketed in five goals for the Pack and tacked on an assist. Neumann has been dominant in April with 23 goals in her last five games, an average of 4.6 goals per game. She added four draw controls and three ground balls.

Freshman Elyse Ingram (San Jose, Calif.) delivered four goals for the Pack one shy of her career-high. Ingram collected two groundballs and four draw controls in the win.

Taylor Christensen (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) tallied three goals. Christensen dealt out an assist for a four-point game. Defensively, Christensen chipped in six draw controls and three ground balls.

Allison Wurscher (So., Tigard, Ore.) matched Christensen with a hat trick and four total points. Wurscher now has 20 goals and a team-high 15 assists this season.

Alix Zierden (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) notched two goals for the Pack to set a career-high with 33 goals on the season. Chloe Sharko (So., Naperville, Ill.) added a goal and two ground balls in the 18-10 win.

Daniella Calvo (Jr., Spring, Texas) controlled four draws. Calvo also found two ground balls. Taylor Wertz (Jr., Lamar, Colo.) and Allie Butler (So., Mission Viejo, Calif.) also claimed two ground balls.

Adams State gave the Pack a tough time in the first half. After the ThunderWolves jumped out to a 2-1 lead, the Grizzlies answered with three straight goals to go up 4-2. Four consecutive goals gave the Pack the lead back at 6-4.

Another Adams State run put the home team up 7-6. CSU-Pueblo woke up after falling behind as they scored the final five goals of the half to take an 11-7 lead at intermission. Wurscher scored three consecutive goals for the Pack during this run.

Neumann put the Pack up by five with the first goal of the second half. Though the Grizzlies would climb back within three, they would not get any closer. The Pack held Adams State scoreless for the final 25:31 of the game. They would close the game on a 5-0 run to earn an 18-10 road win.

April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas) evened her record at 5-5. She made five saves in the Pack's win over the Grizzlies. McDonough and the Pack are now 2-0 against Adams State. The ThunderWolves outscored the Grizzlies 33-13 this season.

CSU-Pueblo will play its final road game of the season Sunday when they face Fort Lewis College at 1 p.m. Sunday's game will be a rematch of the overtime thriller the two teams played March 9 in Pueblo.

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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