PUEBLO, Colo. (March 22, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse will look for a measure of revenge against Rockhurst University when the ThunderWolves meet the Hawks Friday at 5 p.m. at Bourke Field in Kansas City, Mo.
The Pack brings a 3-3 record overall into Friday's game. They are 1-1 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference contests. CSU-Pueblo's lone RMAC loss came to the Hawks by a score of 19-10 March 10 in Pueblo at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) remains the RMAC's leading scorer with 3.33 goals per game. Foerster ranks ninth in D-II in goals per game. His 5.0 points per game also tops the RMAC and places him 11th nationally. Foerster's 1.67 assists per game ranks fourth in the conference.
Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) had a hat trick in the Pack's loss to No. 16 Lindenwood Tuesday. He now has at least a hat trick in each of his last five games. Davis ranks second in the RMAC and 17th in D-II with 3.17 goals per game. The RMAC Offensive Player of the Week sits third in the conference with 4.5 points per game. His 1.33 assists per game place him fifth in the conference.
Senior goaltender Nick Richards (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) ranks seventh in D-II with 14.4 saves per game. Richards leads the RMAC in saves. He has a 50.5 percent save percentage.
Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) ranks second in the RMAC with 2.17 assists per game. Ferrie stands eighth in D-II in assists per game. The converted defender shares third in the RMAC and 21st nationally in points per game with Davis.
Preston DeHerrera (Sr., Northglenn, Colo.) and Devin Thrower (So., Las Vegas, Nev.) lead the RMAC with 2.0 caused turnovers per game each. DeHerrera earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday for the second time in his career.
The biggest difference between the Pack team that lost to Hawks two weeks ago and the one that will take the field Friday is the emergence of Michael DeMaio (Fr., Ann Arundel, Md.). DeMaio ranks fifth in the RMAC with a team-best 3.83 ground balls per game. He also averages 1.0 caused turnovers per game, ninth-most in the conference.
DeMaio has averaged 9.5 ground balls per game over his last two contests. He won 13-of-23 in the faceoff circle in the Pack's game with the Lions Tuesday.
CSU-Pueblo ranks 15th in D-II with 13.0 goals per game. They have a conference-best five man-down goals.
Defensively, the ThunderWolves rank seventh in the nation with 11.0 caused turnovers per game. The Pack averages 14 saves per game,12th most in D-II.
- The Hawks have an 8-1 record overall. They stand 3-1 in RMAC play.
- Rockhurst ranks second in D-II with 17.44 goals per game. The Hawks are the RMAC's best offense.
- Zach Bodeau leads the RMAC with 8.7 ground balls per game. Bodeau wins 78.7 percent of the faceoffs he takes.
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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