PUEBLO, Colo. (February 24, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse rallied late to try and chase down Colorado College, but in the end the Pack's come back attempt fell short and the Tigers pulled off a 16-11 win in the Pack's season opener at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) led the Pack with four goals. Foester scored a program record 34 goals last season.
Playing attack for the first time in his college career, Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) netted his first hat trick. Ferrie finished with four points, scoring three goals and adding an assist. His ground ball numbers did not drop from his days playing defense. Ferrie still collected five ground balls and caused a turnover.
Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) piped in two goals. He dished out two assists for a four-point afternoon. Hunter Thompson (Greenwood Village, Colo.) also posted a two-goal performance to start his senior season.
Defensively, Adam Lange (Sr., Parker, Colo.) led the charge for the Pack with three caused turnovers. Lange also snagged three ground balls.
The Pack kept pace with the Tigers early. With 4:04 left in the first, Davis ripped in his first goal of the year to put CSU-Pueblo up 3-2.
Colorado College closed out the first quarter with three straight goals to take a 5-3 lead after one. They scored the first five goals of the second. This 8-0 run keyed the Tigers win. After being held in check for the first 14:30 of the second, Foerster fired in a man-up goal to make it 10-4 at halftime.
The Tigers tallied the first three goals of the third. The Pack answered with goals from Ferrie and Thompson, but they would head into the fourth down 13-6.
Once again, Colorado College claimed the first three goals of the quarter. Down 10 with five minutes left, the Pack scored six unanswered goals. This run came too late though as the Pack dropped a 16-11 decision.
The Pack will look for their first win of 2018 in their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener Saturday March 3 when they head to Adams State University. CSU-Pueblo's game against the Grizzlies starts at 11 a.m.
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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