ThunderWolves right the ship with win over Highlands

CSU-Pueblo 3, New Mexico Highlands 1

LAS VEGAS, N.M. - The Pack front line ruled the night against New Mexico Highlands Saturday night, rebounding nicely from a loss Friday to take a three sets to one victory over the Cowgirls.

Led by a commanding performance by Bernadette Pitre (So., Clifton, Colo.), who recorded 17 kills and four blocks, game highs in both categories, and Alea Wildman (So., Denver, Colo.), who had 14 kills, the ThunderWolf front line was lights out.

The match nearly went in a sour direction as the Pack lost the first set, 28-26, in a neck-and-neck affair, similar to their first loss to Western New Mexico Friday night.  Though the Pack rolled over after losing the first set Friday, the ThunderWolves rallied against Highlands.

Throughout the rest of the match, the ThunderWolves only trailed once, earning wins of 25-20, 25-12 and 25-22.

With the win, CSU-Pueblo improves to 4-8 overall and 2-2 in RMAC play.  New Mexico Highlands is struggling to start the season, falling to 1-12 and 0-4 in RMAC play.

The Pack will have a Tuesday match at Adams State before returning home for a two-game stand vs. NAIA Johnson & Wales Friday and Mesa State Saturday.