PUEBLO, Colo. (April 20, 2017) – Colorado State University – Pueblo Men's Lacrosse will continue its playoff push as the Pack journeys to Colorado Mesa University Friday and Westminster College Sunday in the first two legs of the Pack's regular season-ending three-game road trip.
Friday's game with the Mavericks will start at 7 p.m. CSU-Pueblo will face the Griffins Sunday at 12 p.m.
With a 5-4 record, CSU-Pueblo has already set a program wins record. Their 3-4 conference record places them in fifth place in the RMAC standings, one game out of their first RMAC Tournament bid in the program's three-year history. The ThunderWolves control their own destiny as they seek their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament bid. They still have games against the Griffins and Adams State University, the two teams that sit tied for third place just one-game ahead of the Pack.
Westminster has a 4-3 conference record. They stand 5-5 overall. The No. 18 ranked Mavericks lead the RMAC with a 6-1 conference record and an 11-2 overall mark.
Blake Foerster (Jr., Centennial, Colo.) leads the RMAC with 4.67 points per game. He ranks 10th in the nation in points per game. Foerster also ranks ninth in D-II with 3.22 goals per game. The attackman has at least two goals in every game in this season.
Foerster has 29 goals and 13 assists in 2017. Both of these stand as program records. He also has a CSU-Pueblo record with 69 career points and 45 career goals.
Anthony Ferrie (So., Littleton, Colo.) has a been a force defensively for the Pack. Ferrie ranks fifth in the RMAC with 3.44 ground balls per game. He also stands third in the conference with 1.67 caused turnovers per game, good for 26th in D-II.
Faceoff specialist Caleb Johnson (Jr., Castle Rock, Colo.) ranks second in the RMAC with 3.67 ground balls per game. Johnson is one of four Pack players in the conference's top 10 in ground balls. Preston DeHerrera (Jr., Northglenn, Colo.) ranks sixth with 3.25 ground balls per game. Devin Thrower (R-Fr., Las Vegas, Nev.) sits sixth with 3.22 ground balls per game.
Taylor Davis (So., Littleton, Colo.) ranks fifth in the RMAC with 3.56 points per game. Davis stands sixth in the conference with 1.33 assists per game. Fellow attackman Nick Matzek (Jr., Tustin, Calif.) has dished out the fifth most assists per game (1.43) in the RMAC. He ranks sixth in the conference with 3.14 points per game.
As a team, the ThunderWolves have the conference's second ranked offense with 13.11 goals per game. Their 8.0 assists per game also stands second.
Both games this weekend will be rematches for the Pack. CSU-Pueblo fell to the Mavericks April 2, but knocked off the Griffins 14-12 March 31.
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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.