Neumann nets four in Pack’s season finale

Neumann nets four in Pack’s season finale

PUEBLO, Colo. (April 29, 2018) – In their final game of the season, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse kept pace with No. 11 Regis University for a half, but fell to the Rangers 21-12 Sunday at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.

Leah Neumann (Sr., Naperville, Colo.) rocketed in four goals on four shots in her final game at CSU-Pueblo. Neumann also added two assists for a season-high six points. She finished her career with a school record 144 career points, including a career-best 51 points this season.

Neumann added two draw controls, two ground balls ad two caused turnovers. Her 166 career draw controls are also a program record.

Rachael Welzin (Sr., Farmington, Minn.) wrapped up her career with four caused turnovers. She set a school record with 45 caused turnovers this season and 123 career caused turnovers. Welzin also secured three ground balls for a program record 182 ground balls.

Senior Alix Zierden (Elk River, Minn.) scored two goals. Zierden will graduate with a program record 112 career goals.

Ali Doyle (So., Portland, Ore.) picked up her third hat trick of the season. Doyle delivered three goals. Kennedi Cantrell (Fr., Long Beach, Calif.) and Allison Wurscher (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) each found the back of the net once. 

Taylor Christensen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) led the Pack with seven draw controls.  Christensen also scored a goal. She finished 2018 with a career-best 30 goals.

Playing in her final game, Taylor Wertz (Sr., Lamar, Colo.) caused a season-high three turnovers. Wertz also snagged a season-high three ground balls.

Regis got off to a fast start, scoring the game's first five goals. Neumann scored the Pack's first goal 16 minutes into the game. Doyle put in a feed from Emily Eller (Jr., Keller, Texas) to bring the Pack back within three. 

A 3-0 run from the Rangers pushed the lead to 8-2. CSU-Pueblo picked up four of the next six goals, including a buzzer beater from Doyle with five seconds left to make it 10-6 at the break.

In the second half, the Rangers distanced themselves from the Pack with four of the first five goals to make it 14-7.  They would build their lead to as many as 11.

Neumann would score a hat trick in the second half. Doyle fired in her second buzzer beater of the day when she scored with one second left on the clock to seal a 21-12 final.

The Pack concluded its fourth season with a 4-11 record. They went 3-6 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. Regis finished the regular season 14-3 (8-1 RMAC).

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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