Pack Men’s Lacrosse mauled by No. 10 Mavericks

Pack Men’s Lacrosse mauled by No. 10 Mavericks

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (April 22, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse could not contain No. 10 Colorado Mesa University as the Mavericks beat the Pack 27-8 at Walker Field Sunday.

Weston Bartgis (Jr., El Cajon, Calif.) scored a season-high two goals. Bartgis had a season-high three points with an assist. Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) also netted two goals.

Freshman, Michael DeMaio (Gambrills, Md.) led the Pack with six ground balls. He also shared the team-lead with three caused turnovers. Offensively, DeMaio scored his second goal of the season.

Fellow freshman Drake Lovato (West Linn, Ore.) caused a career-high three turnovers. Lovato also found a career-best two ground balls

Tommy Vassallo (Jr., Sarasota, Fla.) totaled two points with a goal and an assist. Blake Foerster (Sr., Northglenn, Colo.) also found the back of the net.

Senior Wes Taylor (Verona, Wis.) scored his second goal of the season. Fellow senior, Preston DeHerrera (Northglenn, Colo.) collected four ground balls.

The Mavericks rushed out of the gate with the first five goals of the game. After Ferrie got the Pack on the board, the Mavericks rattled off four-more goals to lead 9-1 after one.. They outscored the Pack 8-1 in the second quarter to make it16-2 at the break.

The second half started with another 5-0 Mesa run. They rolled to a 27-8 run.

The Mavericks hold a 7-0 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play and clinched the RMAC's Regular Season Championship. They are 14-2 overall. The Pack stands 5-8 (1-6 RMAC).

The ThunderWolves will return home to host Adams State University Saturday April 28 at 3 p.m. in their regular season finale. CSU-Pueblo will clinch its first postseason appearance with a win over the Grizzlies or a loss of less than six goals. 

Saturday, the Pack will also celebrate its first true Senior Day. Six  Pack senior will compete against the Grizzlies in their final game at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.

 

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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