DENVER, Colo. (March 18, 2018) – In their first road game of the season, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse's ran into trouble as the No. 12 ranked Regis University Rangers bounced the Pack 22-11 Sunday at the Regis Lacrosse Field.
Freshman Emily Eller (Keller, Texas) netted her first career hat trick with three goals. Eller added an assist. She now has five goals in her last two games. Eller also had three draw controls.
Taylor Christensen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) also accumulated four points. Christensen potted a goal and handed out a career-high three assists. She also added three draw controls.
Senior, Leah Neumann (Naperville, Ill.) led the pack with five draw controls. Neumann scored a goal. She has found the back of the net in every Pack game this season. Fellow senior Maxine Bartholomew (Elk Grove, Calif.) also fired in a goal for the ThunderWolves.
Sami LaBella (Jr., Pleasanton, Calif.) recorded three ground balls and caused a team-high three turnovers. Olivia Tener (Fr., Boise Idaho) matched LaBella with three ground balls. Tener totaled two caused turnovers.
The Rangers opened the game on a 7-0 run. Doyle finally got the Pack on the board with a goal 16:12 into the contest.
After a Regis goal, the Pack battled back with four consecutive goals. Regis responded with a four-goal run of its own. This four goal run cut the Rangers lead to 8-5.
Eller scored her second goal of the game with 50 seconds left in the half to cut the Rangers lead to 12-6 heading halftime.
The ThunderWolves would get as close as five when Doyle completed her hat trick to make it 14-9. Regis went on a 6-0 run to pull away. They would cruise to a 22-11 win.
The Rangers held a 22-13 edge in draw controls. They forced 24 Pack turnovers. CSU-Pueblo's Ane Marie Horton (Jr., Long Beach, Calif.) was peppered with 42 shots. Horton made 20 saves in her first start of the season. The 20 saves set a new career high for Horton.
CSU-Pueblo's six-game road trip continues Friday when they face Westminster College. The opening faceoff between the Pack and Griffins is slated for 4 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