Pack Volleyball plays at home for first time in 2017

Pack Volleyball plays at home for first time in 2017

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 7, 2017) For the first time in 10 months, Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball will compete in front of their home fans at Massari Arena during the Steel & Silver Classic Friday Sept. 8 and Saturday Sept. 9.

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The Pack will take the court for the first time at home Friday Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. when they face off with No. 12 Wayne State College. The ThunderWolves will also host Texas A&M University- Commerce in a primetime showdown at 7 p.m. Friday

CSU-Pueblo will continue its six match homestand Saturday when they clash with No. 19 University of Central Oklahoma at 10 a.m. The Pack will wrap up the Steel & silver Classic Saturday night at 6 p.m. as they square off against Newman University.

After a 1-3 weekend to start the season, the Pack will turn to the Massari Arena crowd for support as they try to move back to .500. This will also be the Pack's final tune up before beginning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competition.

Seniors Caitlin Broadwell (Sr., Lawrence, Kan.)and Elena Michalski (Sr. Longmont, Colo.)  shined in their first weekend of 2017. Broadwell knocked down a RMAC-best 65 kills. Michalski had a career-high 44 assists in the Pack's loss to Southwest Oklahoma State University. Both Broadwell (21 kill, 10 digs), and Michalski (44 assists, 16 digs) had a double-double against the Bulldogs.

Tickets

Tickets for  Steel & Silver Tournament matches can be purchased on game day at the Massari Arena Box Office. One ticket gives fans access to all games that day at that location. There is no all-session pass.

Prices:  $10 Adults

              $5 Students

$3 Military/veterans      

ThunderWolves At a Glance

2017 Record: 1-3, ( Last week, 1-3: Sept. 1 vs. St. Mary's, W, 3-0, at West Texas, L 0-3,)

    (Sept. 2 vs. Southwest Oklahoma State, L 2-3, vs. Texas Permian Basin, L 0-3)

Stats Leaders:

Kills: Broadwell,  4.64 kills/set (leads RMAC)

Assists: Michalski, 9.31/ assists/ set (8th in the RMAC)

Digs:  Michalski, 2.38 digs/set

Blocks: Melissa Nichols (Jr., McKinney, Texas), 0.64 blocks per set

Hitting percentage: Nichols, .303

 

Scouting the opposition

No. 12 Wayne State University:

Record: 3-1

All-time record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 4-1  

Last Meeting: Sept. 8, 2016, Wayne State won 3-0

Players to watch: Jaci Brahmer, 1.69 blocks/set (Leads Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)

                                  Maria Wortman, 1.50 blocks/set, .311 hitting percentage

Texas A&M Commerce:

2017 Record:2-2

All Time Record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 2-4

Last Meeting: Sept. 2, 2016, Commerce won 3-1

Players to watch: Jaslyn Wacker, .509 hitting percentage (Leads Lone Star Conference), 2.83 kills/set

                                    Lacie Jessup, 5.67 digs/set, six service aces

No. 19 Central Oklahoma

2017 Record: 4-1

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

Only Meeting: Sept. 5, 2003, Central Oklahoma won 3-2

Players to Watch: Taylor Bevis, 4.82 kills/set

                                   Jordan Spence 1.35 blocks/set

Newman

2017 Record: 3-2

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

Only Meeting: Sept. 3, 2016, Newman won 3-0

Players to watch: Emily Harvey, 4.13 kills/set

                                    Anna Burton, 5.94 digs/set  

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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.