PUEBLO, Colo. (March 6, 2017) – Colorado State University Men's Lacrosse will face the University of Great Falls in their second game of the 2017 regular season Tuesday night at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Lacrosse Stadium. The Pack's home game with the Argos will start at 7 p.m.
The Pack will look for their first win of the regular season after a loss in their season opener to Adams State University. CSU-Pueblo kept the game close against the Grizzlies, trailing 10-9 going into the fourth quarter. Despite 10 shots in the fourth quarter, the Pack could not tie the game as the Grizzlies pulled away with a 12-9 win.
Caleb Johnson (Jr., Castle Rock, Colo.) won 14 of the 22 faceoffs he took against the Grizzlies. Johnson also collected five ground balls to give the Pack extra possessions during the game. He caused a turnover. Offensively, Johnson added an assist. He won a faceoff and found Blake Foerster (Jr., Centennial, Colo.) for a goal, just four seconds after Foerster scored another goal.
Foerster was one of four Pack players who scored twice in the Pack's game with the Grizzlies. His two goals in four seconds tied for the shortest time between goals in school history.
Nick Matzek (Jr., Tustin, Calif.) totaled a team-high four points against the Grizzlies. Matzek scored a goal and dished out a team-high three assists.
Among the Pack players who scored twice against the Grizzlies was junior Cody Bolen (Castle Rock, Colo.). Bolen struck twice in the first half and also found Matzek for a goal.
Weston Bartgis (So., El Cajon, Calif.) fired in two goals. He scored on a man-up opportunity as well. The Pack scored twice on seven extra man opportunities.
Taylor Davis (So., Littleton, Colo.) delivered two goals for the Pack. Davis also caused one of the Pack's 13 caused turnovers.
Devin Thrower (So., Las Vegas, Nev.), like Johnson, secured five ground balls to tie him for second in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Thrower also caused two turnovers, third most in the RMAC.
The Argos bring a 1-0 record into Tuesday's game. They defeated the University of Colorado Denver.
CSU-Pueblo will try to earn their second home victory in program history Tuesday against the Argos. They will wrap up their season-opening three-game homestand Saturday with a showdown against Rockhurst University.
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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.