Pack MLAX smash Grizzlies 18-9 in RMAC opener

Pack MLAX smash Grizzlies 18-9 in RMAC opener

ALAMOSA, Colo. (March 3, 2018) –  Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse crushed Adams State University 18-9, Saturday in the Pack's Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and road opener.

Pack goaltender Nick Richards (Sr., Henderson, Nev.) stopped 16 of the 25 shots he faced for a 64.0 save percentage. Richards like the Pack evened his record at 1-1.

Senior Blake Foerster (Centennial, Colo.) cranked in six goals for his second career sock trick.  Foerster is the only Pack player to net six goals in a regular season game in Pack history.

Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) celebrated his move to attack with a team-high seven points. Ferrie fired in five goals and dished out two assists.  The former defense still found three ground balls.

Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) potted four goals and handed out an assist of his own. Weston Bartgis (Jr., El Cajon, Calif.) collected two points with a goal and an assist.  

Hunter Thompson (Sr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Tommy Vassallo (Jr., Sarasota, Fla.) each scored a goal for the Pack.  Thompson had three ground balls and a caused turnover.

Devin Thrower (So., Las Vegas, Nev.) snagged four ground balls and forced two turnovers. Preston DeHerrera (Sr., Northglenn, Colo.) matched Thrower with a team-high two caused turnovers.

Caleb Johnson (Sr., Castle Rock, Colo.) led the Pack with five ground balls. DeHerrera had two ground balls for the Pack.

Defense stole the show in the first quarter. Adams State scored the lone goal of the opening frame on a man up opportunity.

The Pack took over in the second with three straight goals. After an Adams State goal, the Pack embarked on another 3-0 run to make it 6-2.  They led 6-3 at the break.

In the third quarter, the Pack used two more three-goal runs to make it 14-6 heading into the fourth. Ferrie struck twice in the third including a man-down goal.  Davis also had two goals as the Pack pulled away.

Foerster found the net twice in the fourth and also scored a man-down goal. The Pack outscored the Grizzlies 4-3 in the fourth to claim an 18-9 and their first victory of the regular season.

The Pack scored 18 goals against First Team All-RMAC goaltender Connor Johnson. CSU-Pueblo's 18 goals matched the most ever allowed by Johnson.

With a 1-1 record, the Pack returns to Pueblo for a four-game homestand starting Saturday March 10 when Rockhurst University faces off with the Pack in another RMAC clash. The opening faceoff between the Pack and Hawks is set for 11 a.m. at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.

 

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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