ThunderWolves earn first shutout in 27-0 walloping of Wildcats

ThunderWolves earn first shutout in 27-0 walloping of Wildcats

AURORA, Colo. (April 13, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse pummeled Johnson & Wales University in a 27-0 victory Friday night at the Aurora Sports Complex.

The shutout was the Pack's first in program history. Their 27-goal outburst also set a school record. CSU-Pueblo only allowed one shot.

In addition to their school-record in goals, the ThunderWolves also achieved a program-record with 57 ground balls. CSU-Pueblo also won a school-best 27 faceoffs.

Caleb Johnson (Sr., Castle Rock, Colo.) shattered the school-record with 19 ground balls, breaking his school-record of 10 set Sunday. Johnson also won a school record 25 faceoffs of the 29 draws he took. He added an assist and a caused turnover. 

Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) scored a career-best five goals and finished with a career-high eight points. Davis dished out three assists. He needs just four points to reach 100 for his career.

Trevor Boice (Jr., Stuart, Fla.) netted four goals, setting a new career-high.  Boice finished with two assists and six points. The middie matched a career-high with four ground balls.

Junior Anthony Ferrie (Littleton, Colo.) scored four goals. Ferrie dealt out two more assists, giving him 17 helpers on the season. The attackman totaled five ground balls and caused a season-best two turnovers.

Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) fired in two goals and added an assist. In the win, 13 Pack players scored goals.

Freshmen Dante Buck (Farmington, Minn.), Mason Miller (Fr., Hudson, N.H.), and Devan Patterson (West Dundee, Ill.) each scored two goals for their first multi-goal game of their respective careers. For Miller and Patterson these were their first collegiate goals. Buck also snagged a career-best three ground balls.

Tyler Reed (Fr., Sacramento, Calif.) scored his first career goal. Brendan Temple (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) picked up his first career point with an assist.

Midfielders Weston Bartgis (Jr., El Cajon, Calif.) and Tommy Vassallo (Jr., Sarasota, Fla.) each had two points. Both Bartgis and Vassallo each had a goal and an assist. 

Jacob Carter (Fr., Plano, Texas), Hunter Thompson (Sr., Greenwood Village, Colo.), and Devin Thrower (So., Las Vegas, Nev.) all had goals from the Pack. Addison Saintilus (Jr., Miami, Fla.) had two ground balls and two caused turnovers, both career highs.

Colton Rasmussen (Fr., Great Falls, Mont.) made one save to earn the school's first shutout. Rasmussen is now 2-0 on the season.

The Pack buried the Wildcats from the beginning with 11 goals in the first 12 minutes of the game. They would lead 19-0 before cruising to a 27-0 win. 

CSU-Pueblo now stands 4-6 overall.  They will look for their second consecutive win Sunday when they play Notre Dame de Namur University at 12 p.m. in a neutral site game at the Aurora Sports Complex.


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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