PUEBLO, Colo. (April 8, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse could not overcome Westminster College as the Pack fell to the Griffins 21-11 Sunday at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Lacrosse Stadium.
After the Pack was unsuccessful in the faceoff circle in the first half, Caleb Johnson (Sr., Castle Rock, Colo.) took over on the draw and won 13 of 18. Johnson scored his second goal of the season. He collected a career-best 10 ground balls.
Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) matched a career-high with five assists. Foerster also scored two goals to finish with seven points on the day.
Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) delivered two goals and two assists. Ferrie also found four ground balls.
Tommy Vassallo (Jr., Sarasota, Fla.) netted two goals and snagged two ground balls. Vassallo is the Pack's leading scorer at midfield with nine goals this season.
Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) finished with three points. Davis fired in two goals. He added an assist.
Tavian Watson (Jr., Aurora, Colo.) scored his first career goal. Watson also secured two ground balls.
The Griffins took control in the first. They scored the games first three goals just 22 seconds apart. Ferrie got the Pack on the board when he deposited a feed from Foerster into the back of the net. Westminster would score the next five goals to claim an 8-1 advantage after one.
Vassallo scored the Pack's only two goals in the second quarter. The Griffins would double the Pack up with four goals in the second. They led 12-3 at the break.
Goals from Ferrie and Watson brought the Pack within seven. Watson's goal came with the Pack a man-down. They held Westminster scoreless for the first 8:48 minutes of the second half.
However, the Griffins did not allow the Pack to get any closer. They would score four of the next five goals to make it a 16-6 lead heading into the fourth.
After a Griffin goal started the fourth, the Pack unleashed a 3-0 run to pull back within eight. The goals came Foerster, Davis and Jacob Carter (Fr., Plano, Texas) to make it 17-8.
Westminster scored the next four goals to make their edge a game-high 12. Foerster and Davis would rocket in man-up goals in the final minute, but the Pack dropped its fourth straight.
The Pack will head north for two neutral site showdowns next weekend. They will play Johnson & Wales University Friday at 6 p.m. before squaring off with Notre de Namur College at 12 p.m. Sunday.
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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