PUEBLO, Colo. (March 27, 2019) - In its fifth year of existence, the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's lacrosse team recorded the program's first shutout, when the ThunderWovles defeated visiting Adams State University, 20-0, Wednesday at the Art and Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
The Pack (4-4, 1-1 RMAC) had twice allowed just one goal in victories (back-to-back games in 2018, including a 24-1 win against ASU), but had never blanked an opponent.
CSU-Pueblo had 11 players score in the nonconference rout of the Grizzlies (0-7, 0-3 RMAC).
The ThunderWolves finished with 47 total shots with 38 shots on goal. The Pack allowed four shots on goal. The ThunderWolves picked up 34 ground balls and earned 14 of the 21 draw controls. CSU-Pueblo caused 16 turnovers and had just eight of their own. The home team went 9-for-10 on clear attempts.
Senior attack Allison Wurscher (Tigard, Ore.) and senior midfielder Taylor Christensen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) again led the way. Wurscher totaled seven points with two goals and five assists. She also added three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Christensen recorded a hat trick on seven shots on goal. She led the team with eight ground balls and four caused turnovers. She also was second on the squad with five draw controls.
Sophomore Olivia Tener (A, Boise, Idaho) recorded three goals on three shots and added a ground ball and a caused turnover.
Seven different players had at least two goals and five recorded three or more points. Both Emily Eller (So., A, Keller, Texas) and Ali Doyle (Jr., A, Portland, Ore.) posted two goals and four points. Eller also tacked on two ground balls with a caused turnover.
Junior Hope Lambert (Pueblo West, Colo.) earned the start at defense and scored twice. She gathered three ground balls and caused two turnovers. Off the bench, freshman Paige Schemenauer (A, Bristol, Ind.) scored her first and second career goals.
Junior Elyse Ingram (M, San Jose, Calif.) scored once and had an assist. She led the team with six draw controls and added three ground balls with a caused turnover.
Sophomore Kennedi Cantrell (A, Long Beach, Calif.) found the back of the net once and dished out an assist off the bench.
Freshman Tayllor Deim (Eagle, Idaho) scored once and added two draw controls with two ground balls. Sophomore Emily Brewer (D, St. Louis, Mo.) started on defense, but got some work in at attack and scored a free position goal. She also had two ground balls, a draw control and one caused turnover.
Freshman Caylie Wagner (A, Scottsdale, Ariz.) came off the bench and gathered four ground balls. Junior Morgan Monaghan (Dublin, Ohio) started at defense and finished with two caused turnovers and one ground ball.
Senior goalie Ane Marie Horton (Long Beach, Calif.) had four saves to help the program to their first shutout.
The Pack scored just 1:23 into the game and by 10 minutes into the contest were leading 6-0. The ThunderWolves reached a 10-0 advantage with Christensen's third goal of the game and 9:26 showing on the clock. The halftime score was 13-0. Four of the seven second half tallies came in the first 10 minutes and the home team lead 17-0. The last goal came with 2:12 remaining, Schemenauer's second of the evening.
Next up the ThunderWolves close a four-game homestand by welcoming No. T-12 Colorado Mesa University, March 31. The Pack and the Mavericks are set to begin at 1 p.m. from Gonzales Stadium.