PUEBLO, Colo. (April 6, 2018) – With temperatures below freezing at Art Lorraine Gonzales Stadium, Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse's offense went cold as the Pack fell to No. 15 Colorado Mesa University 20-6 Friday night.
The ThunderWolves were held scoreless for the middle quarters as they slipped to 3-1. They are now 1-3 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games. Colorado Mesa improved to 10-2 (3-0 RMAC).
Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) fired in two of the Pack's six goals. He has at least two points in every game this season.
Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) also had two points. The attackman netted a goal and dished out an assist. Like Davis, Foerster has at least two points in every game this season.
Playing his first game as a short stick midfield, Wes Taylor (Sr., Verona, Wis.) scored his first goal of the season. Midfielders Trevor Boice (Jr., Stuart, Fla.) and Tommy Vassallo (Jr., Sarasota, Fla.) both found the back of the net as well.
Defensively, the Pack was led seniors Preston DeHerrera (Northglenn, Colo.) and Adam Lange (Parker, Colo.) who each caused two turnovers. Lange and Cole Pauley (Jr., Omaha, Neb.) each had three ground balls. Michael DeMaio (Fr., Gambrills, Md.) led the Pack with four ground balls.
The Pack kept pace with the Mavericks early. Taylor answered an early Mavericks goal to tie the game at one. After two Colorado Mesa goals, Davis struck for the first of two times to bring the Pack within one.
Foerster fired in his 24th of the season to make it 5-3 with 2:53 left in the first. The ThunderWolves would close out the opening quarter down two.
The Mavericks took control in the second quarter. They would begin a 13-0 run and hold the Pack scoreless for 37 minutes after Foerster's goal. By the time Boice ended the Mavericks run, the Pack trailed 18-4. They would get two more goals, but ultimately wound up on the wrong end of 20-6 score.
CSU-Pueblo will look to get back in the win column Sunday when they play Westminster College at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium. This RMAC showdown between the Pack and Griffins starts at 11 a.m.
Sunday's game will also be Pet Donation Day. Fans who bring a pet item donation to Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium will receive free admission to both the Pack Men's game and the CSU-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse game Sunday at 2 p.m. All donations will go to Pueblo Animal Services.
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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