ThunderWolves open 2017 slate with Texas Trip

ThunderWolves open 2017 slate with Texas Trip

PUEBLO, Colo. (August 31, 2017) Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball will begin its 2017 regular season when they play four matches in West Texas A&M University's home tournament, the BritKare LadyBuff Classic.  The ThunderWolves will take the court for the first time in 2017 Friday Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. against St. Mary's University. CSU-Pueblo will finish up day one action when they face they host LadyBuffs at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday Sept. 2, the Pack will meet Southwest Oklahoma State University at 10 a.m. They will wrap up their first weekend of play Saturday as they square off with the University of Texas Permian Basin at 2:30 p.m.

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ThunderWolves 2017 Outlook:

2016 Record: 12-16 (10-8 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/ 8th place)

Key Returners:

Caitlin Broadwell (Preseason All-RMAC, 2016 Second Team All-RMAC, 3.34 kills/set, 1.82 digs /set)

Elena Michalski (5.48 assists/set, 2.18 digs/set, eight double-doubles)

Misha McDowell (0.85 blocks /set, team-best .224 hitting percentage)

 

Scouting the opposition

St. Mary's University:

2016 Record:14-14 (6-8 Heartland Conference/ 5th place)

 All-time record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 3-2

Last Meeting: Sept. 1, 2012, CSU-Pueblo won 3-1

Key Returners:  Tarine Grace, Sr., OH,: (Preseason All-Heartland,2.58 kills/set, .236 hitting percentage)

Channing Hankins, Jr., OH: (Preseason All-Heartland 2.90 kills/set, 1.72 digs/set)

 

West Texas A&M:

2016 Record:18-14 (12-8 Lone Star Conference/ 6th place)

All Time Record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 7-0

Last Meeting: Sept. 4, 2015, West Texas won 3-2

Key Returner: Selene Batiste, So., S : (7.94 assists/set, 26 aces, 2.0 digs/set

 

Southwest Oklahoma State

2016 Record:14-17 (9-7 Great American Conference/ 5th place)

All Time Record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 0-1

Only Meeting: Aug. 27, 2015, CSU-Pueblo won 3-0

Key Returner: Kaitlyn Dillon, So., L (4.09 digs/set, 19 aces)

 

UT Permian Basin

2016 Record:8-22 (4-16 Lone Star Conference/ 10th place)

All Time Record vs. CSU-Pueblo: First Meeting

Key Returner: Caitlyn Guajardo, Sr., OH (2.83 kills/set, 1.44 digs/set)