PUEBLO, Colo. (March 29, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse's five-game road trip will make its final two stops when the ThunderWolves head to the Sunshine State to play at No. 5 Florida institute of Technology Friday at 5 p.m. (MST) and No. 17 University of Tampa Saturday at 11 a.m. (MST).
The ThunderWolves fought last week, but went 0-2, dropping a 15-14 final to Westminster College. The Pack outscored No. 22 Colorado Mesa University 6-4 in the second half, but ended up losing their sixth straight game by a 15-8 final. They are now 0-5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference contests.
Ane Marie Horton (R-So., Long Beach, Calif.) made 14 saves in the loss to the Mavericks. Horton ranks second in the RMAC with a 47.6 save percentage and 12.50 saves per game. Her 12.50 saves per game rank sixth in D-II. Horton also ranks fourth in the RMAC with 3.75 ground balls per game.
Rachael Welzin (Sr., Farmington, Minn.) set a school record with 11 ground balls and six caused turnovers in the Pack's game at Westminster March 23. Welzin ranks ninth in the RMAC with 2.29 caused turnovers per game. The co-captain's 3.71 ground balls per game place Welzin fifth in the RMAC and 26th in D-II.
Taylor Christensen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) stands third in the RMAC with 4.14 ground balls per game. She ranks 14th in D-II in ground balls per game. Christensen's 25 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers rank second on the Pack. She is also the Pack's second- leading scorer with 14 goals and 17 points.
Senior Leah Neumann (Naperville, Ill.) leads the Pack with 15 goals and 18 points. Neumann ranks ninth in the RMAC with 3.71 draw controls per game. She has scored in every game this season.
Allison Wurscher (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) leads the Pack with six assists. Wurscher had her first hat trick of the season in the loss to the Mavericks.
This will be the Pack's first trip to Florida. Four of their five games during this road trip have been against ranked opponents. Florida Tech enters the weekend 9-1. Tampa brings an 8-3 record into the weekend.
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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.