KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 23, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse concluded their spring break trip through the Show Me State with an 18-10 loss to Rockhurst University Friday at Bourke Field.
Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) led the Pack with five points. Foerster fired in three goals and contributed two assists.
Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) launched in four goals. Fellow attackman Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) also netted a goal and added an assist. Caleb Johnson (Sr., Castle Rock, Colo.) potted his second goal of the season in the loss.
Nick Richards (Sr., Henderson, Nev.) made 14 saves on 27 shots. He also had five ground balls. Nevertheless, Richards took the loss. The Pack would face 73 shots including 36 on goal.
Michael DeMaio (Fr., Ann Arundel, Md.) secured six ground balls. DeMaio also dished out his second assist of the season.
The Pack kept pace with the Hawks in a low scoring first quarter. After Rockhurst got the game's first goal, Weston Bartgis (Jr., El Cajon, Calif.) piped in the equalizer two minutes later. Rockhurst would put one more on the board to take a 2-1 lead after one.
Less than three minutes into second quarter, the Pack tied it again on a Foerster goal. Rockhurst would end the half on a five-goal run to build a 7-2 lead heading into intermission.
Rockhurst scored three of the first four goals in the second half to build their lead to 10-3. Ferrie flipped in a goal to cut it to 10-4 moving into the final frame.
The Hawks built their lead to as many as 10 with five minutes left. The Pack would score three consecutive goals to get back within seven, but they would not get any closer as the Hawks rolled to an 18-10 win.
The ThunderWolves stand 3-4 overall with a 1-2 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games. Rockhurst vaulted to a 9-1 (4-1 RMAC) record.
CSU-Pueblo will return home Friday April 6 when they face Colorado Mesa Univesity. The opening faceoff between the ThunderWolves and the No. 16 Mavericks is set for 7 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