PUEBLO, Colo. (April 7, 2018) – After a grueling five-game road trip, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse will return home to Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium Sunday when the Pack plays Adams State University at 2 p.m.
Sunday's game will be Pet Donation Day at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium. Anyone who brings a pet item donation to Sunday's game will receive free admission. All donations will go to Pueblo Animal Services.
The Pack competed against four ranked teams during their five-game road trip. The schedule will lighten for the Pack as their next four games come against teams with a losing record including two games against the Grizzlies.
CSU-Pueblo and the Grizzlies are both seeking their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win. The ThunderWolves are 0-5 in RMAC play while Adams State stands 1-6 with a 0-4 record in conference games.
Rachael Welzin (Sr., Farmington, Minn.) has been dominant over the past four games averaging 6.0 ground balls per game and 4.25 caused turnovers per game. Welzin ranks third in the RMAC with 2.67 caused turnovers per game. She ranks 13th in D-II in caused turnovers per contest.
The senior ranks 20th in D-II with 4.0 ground balls per game. She stands fourth in the RMAC in this category
Ane Marie Horton (R-So., Long Beach, Calif.) ranks second in the RMAC in save percentage. Horton has stopped 49.5 percent of the shots she has faced. Her 15.00 saves per game leads the conference.
Horton's save percentage is good for 18th nationally. Her 15.0 saves per game ranks third in D-II. The goalie also averages 3.83 ground balls per game, sixth-most in the RMAC.
Offensively, the Pack is led by Leah Neumann (Sr., Naperville, Ill.) who has a team-best 17 goals. Neumann ranks ninth in the RMAC with 3.56 draw controls per game.
Taylor Christensen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Alix Zierden (Sr., Elk River, Minn.) each have 15 goals on the season. Christensen ranks seventh in the RMAC with 3.56 ground balls per game. Zierden is coming off of a four-goal performance in the Pack's loss to No. 17 University of Tampa.
Sunday's tilt with Adams State starts a two-game homestand for the Pack. They will play Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday April 14.
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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