Pack WLAX hosts Rockhurst in RMAC opener Thursday

Pack WLAX hosts Rockhurst in RMAC opener Thursday

PUEBLO, Colo. (March 7, 2018) Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse will tangle with Rockhurst University Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Lacrosse Stadium.

Thursday's game will be the first official Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game of the season for the Pack. Though CSU-Pueblo defeated Fort Lewis College in their season opener, the game did not count towards the RMAC standings. The ThunderWolves are 1-1 overall.

The Pack leads the all-time series with the Hawks 2-1.  CSU-Pueblo will look to avenge last season's 14-13 road loss to Rockhurst.

Allison Wurscher (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) leads the Pack with seven points. Wurscher ranks third in the RMAC with 2.5 assists per game.

Leah Neumann (Sr., Naperville, Ill.) stands sixth in the RMAC with 3.0 goals per game.  Neumann averages 4.0 draw controls per game, ninth-best in the RMAC. A co-captain, Neumann has netted a hat trick in each of the Pack's two games this season.

Taylor Christensen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) ranks second in the RMAC with 5.5 ground balls per game. Christensen's 3.0 caused turnovers per game place her fourth in the conference. The co-captain also ranks sixth in the RMAC with 5.0 draw controls.  She has five goals this season.

Senior co-captain Rachael Welzin (Farmington,  Minn.) ranks sixth in the RMAC with 2.5 caused turnovers.   Welzin has four ground balls, five caused turnovers and only turnover in two games.

Maxine Bartholomew (Sr., Elk Grove, Calif.) scored her first career hat trick in the Pack's loss to University of Virginia-Wise.  Bartholomew will need another hat trick to set a career-high in goals in a season.

Freshman Olivia Tener (Boise, Idaho) stands sixth in the RMAC with 3.5 ground balls. Tener averages 3.0 draw controls per game. Tener has caused three turnovers in her first two collegiate games.

Thursday's clash with the Hawks is the third game in a four-game homestand for the Pack. The ThunderWolves will wrap up this season-opening four-game homestand Sunday when they face Lindenwood University at 6 p.m.

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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