Pack’s postseason hopes on the line Saturday at Adams

Pack’s postseason hopes on the line Saturday at Adams

PUEBLO, Colo. (April 28, 2017) Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse will try to earn its first trip to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament Saturday when they travel to Adams State University at 12 p.m. in their regular season finale.

The Pack sits one game back of the Grizzlies in the RMAC standings entering the final weekend of lacrosse. CSU-Pueblo has a 3-6 record in conference games, while the Grizzlies bring a 4-5 RMAC mark into the weekend. Both teams have a 5-6 record overall.

If the ThunderWolves can defeat the Grizzlies by four goals or more, they will tie Adams State and move ahead of the Grizzlies based on the head-to-head goal differential tiebreaker.  The Grizzlies defeated the Pack 12-9 in Pueblo on March 4.

The Pack has the nations' 15th ranked offense with 12.73 goals per game. They rank eighth in D-II with 7.91 assists per game.

Blake Foerster (Jr., Centennial, Colo.) ranks second in the RMAC in goals and points per game. Foerster has set a school record with 32 goals and 49 points. His 2.91 goals per game ranks 13th in D-II. Foerster's 4.45 points per game places him 11th nationally.

Taylor Davis (So., Littleton, Colo.) and Nick Matzek (Jr., Tustin, Colo.) rank seventh and eighth in the RMAC respectively in assists. Davis stands sixth in the conference with 3.18 points per game. Matzek's 3.0 points per game has placed him eighth in the RMAC.

Anthony Ferrie (So., Littleton, Colo.) ranks fifth in the RMAC in both ground balls and caused turnovers. Named First Team Academic All-RMAC Thursday, Ferrie averages 3.36 ground balls per game and 1.45 caused turnovers per game. Ferrie is five ground balls away from tying the single-season school record.

Caleb Johnson (Jr., Castle Rock, Colo.) stands seventh in the RMAC with 3.18 ground balls per game. Preston DeHerrera (Jr., Northglenn, Colo.)averages 3.00 ground balls per game, good for eighth in the RMAC.  Both Johnson and DeHerrera were named First Team Academic All-RMAC.

With five wins already in 2017, the Pack has set a school record. They will have to solve the RMAC's top goalie Connor Johnson to earn their first RMAC Tournament appearance.

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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.