Freshmen finish strong in Pack WLAX’s season finale

Freshmen finish strong in Pack WLAX’s season finale

PUEBLO, Colo. (April 30, 2017)   Although the Pack's freshman stepped up, Colorado State University – Pueblo Women's Lacrosse ended its regular season with a 20-6 loss to No. 14 Regis University Sunday at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Lacrosse Stadium.

The Rangers outshot the Pack 33-13 and did not give up a free position opportunity to CSU-Pueblo. The ThunderWolves were also doubled up in draw controls 18-9.

Freshman Elyse Ingram (San Jose, Calif.) accounted for half of the Pack's offense with three of the team's six goals. The hat trick was the third of Ingram's young career. She finished her rookie season with 31 points on 23 goals and eight assists. Ingram also forced four turnovers, and found four ground balls. She added three draw controls.

Allison Wurscher (So., Tigard, Ore.) fired in two goals for the Pack. Wurscher added an assist. Though she did not match her school points record from a season ago, Wurscher ended the year with 23 goals and 16 assists. Her 39 points ranked second on the team.

Ali Doyle (Fr., Portland, Ore.) potted a goal and handed out an assist. Doyle delivered two draw controls for the Pack. In her first collegiate season, she scored 10 goals and dealt out 10 assists.

Defensively, freshman Britney Smith (Oregon City, Ore.) wrapped up her first year on a high note. Smith secured a season-high five ground balls. She also caused four turnovers for the Pack. Smith forced 20 takeaways as a freshman, 1.33 per game.

The Rangers caught fire early with three goals in the first three minutes of the game. After Ingram answered with a goal of her own, the Rangers went on another 3-0 run to go up 6-1. Another Ingram goal was followed by four goals to make it 10-2. Each team would score again before halftime to make it 11-3 Regis at intermission.

Ingram completed the hat trick with the first goal of the second half to make it 11-4. Two more Regis tallies gave the Rangers a nine goal lead. Wurscher and Doyle potted back -to-back goals to cut it to 13-6. However, the Rangers would end the game on a 7-0 run as they move to the postseason with a 20-6 win over the Pack.

CSU-Pueblo wraps up its third year with a 5-10 record overall and a 3-6 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games. Regis goes into the RMAC Tournament with a 15-2 (8-1 RMAC) record.

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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.