AURORA, Colo. (April 15, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse knocked off Notre Dame De Namur University 16-13 Sunday in a neutral site game at the Aurora Sports Complex.
The Pack earned their second consecutive win by holding off the Argonauts. CSU-Pueblo now owns a 5-6 record overall. The Argonauts fell to 3-8.
Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) matched his school record with nine points. Foerster rocketed home five goals. The senior also passed out four assists. Foerster set a season-high with three ground balls.
Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) scored five goals for the second consecutive game. Davis added another two assists. He finished the weekend with 15 points including 10 goals in two games. Davis also snagged a career-high five ground balls.
Fellow attackman Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) netted three goals for his seventh hat trick of the season. The junior had an assist. Ferrie found three ground balls and caused a turnover.
Nick Richards (Sr., Henderson, Nev.) earned the win with 17 saves on 30 shots. Richards stopped 56.7 percent of the shots he faced. The Pack's netminder also snagged a career-high seven ground balls.
Caleb Johnson (Sr., Castle Rock, Colo.) collected 10 ground balls. He now has 39 ground balls over his last three games. Johnson won 20 of the 28 faceoffs he took.
The Pack's defensemen all had strong games. Cole Pauley (Jr., Omaha, Neb.) corralled a career-best seven ground balls. Seniors Preston DeHerrea (Northglenn, Colo.) and Adam Lange (Parker, Colo.) both caused two turnovers. DeHerrera had three ground balls, while Lange claimed two.
Midfielder Weston Bartgis (Jr., El Cajon, Calif.) finished with two points. Bartgis had a goal and an assist. Hunter Thompson (Sr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Tommy Vassallo (Jr., Sarasota, Fla.) each scored a goal. Devin Thrower (So., Las Vegas, Nev.) came up with four ground balls from the midfield.
The Argonauts would get the game's first goal. It took Foerster just 28 seconds to answer. The Pack used a 4-0 run to take the lead. They would hold a 5-3 edge after one.
In the second quarter, the Pack scored three of the first four goals to stake themselves to a four-goal lead. After the Argonauts scored, the Pack put in the final two goals of the half to lead 10-5 at the break.
The ThunderWolves built their advantage to a game-high six when Davis scored his fifth goal to make it 12-6. After Davis' strike, the Argonauts would embark on a 6-1 run to close within one as the Pack clung to a 13-12 lead heading into the fourth.
Just over five minutes into the fourth, the Argonauts tied the game at 13. Facing a tied gamed with just over three minutes to play, Ferrie fired in two goals in 10 seconds to put the Pack up 15-13. Foerster would get the game's final goal as the Pack held on for a 16-13 win.
CSU-Pueblo will return to RMAC competition when they face Westminster College Friday April 20. The opening faceoff in Salt Lake City, Utah is set for 4 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