No. 16 Lindenwood overcomes Pack MLAX, 17-8

No. 16 Lindenwood overcomes Pack MLAX, 17-8

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (March 20, 2018) Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse could not prevail in the first game of their annual spring break road trip as the Pack fell to No. 16 Lindenwood University 17-8 at Hyland Arena.

Senior Nick Richards (Henderson, Nev.) made a career high 23 saves. He faced 40 shots, stopping 57.5 percent of the shots he faced.

RMAC Offensive Player of the Week Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) scored three goals and added an assist.  Davis also snagged three ground balls. He has at least three goals in each of his last five games.

Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) potted two goals. Foerster finished with a team-high five points. He dealt out three assists.

Michael DeMaio (Fr., Ann Arundel, Md.) won 13 of 23 in the faceoff circle. He also led the Pack with eight ground balls.  

Junior, Anthony Ferrie (Littleton, Colo.) tacked on two more assists. Ferrie collected four ground balls. He leads the Pack with 13 assists this season.

After two quick goals from the Lions, the Pack got on the board as Davis drilled a shot into the net to make it a one-goal game. Lindenwood would score the next three goals to close the quarter with a 5-1 lead.

Two more Lion goals pushed their run to 5-0 and their advantage to 7-1.  CSU-Pueblo bounced back. Foerster found Davis for another strike to end the Lions run. Less than a minute later, Foerster put one away himself to make it 7-3. He would score again in the first half, but the Pack still trailed 10-4 at the half.

The Pack opened the scoring in the second half when Tommy Vassallo (Jr., Sarasota, Fla.) fired in a feed from Ferrie. David completed the hat trick later in the quarter on Foerster's third assist, but the Pack would find themselves behind 13-6 after three.

 CSU-Pueblo scored the first two goals of the fourth quarter to crawl back within five as Weston Bartgis (Jr., El Cajon, Calif.) and Trevor Boice (Jr., Stuart, Fla.) each found the back of the net.

Lindenwood would stall the Pack's momentum as the Lions scored the final five goals to gather the 17-8 win. They would win the turnover battle 26-11.

The Pack will look for a measure of revenge against Rockhurst University Friday. This RMAC contest will start at 5 p.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