As the weather gets colder and the sun goes down earlier in the
day, fall sports begin winding down.
The Rams baseball team is one of the clubs whose fall season is
coming to an end. The Rams played their final games on the road
over the weekend, playing doubleheaders at Wyoming, winning both
games on Saturday and splitting doubleheader games at Colorado on
“We are basically done playing for the fall,” said the club
President David Schultz. “We played 25 games this fall, which is a
great way to get a look at all the new guys and people who don’t
For the CSU baseball team, fall ball is a great way to set the
final roster for the spring schedule, bond with all the other
teammates and get a chance to feel out the team.
“We like playing in the fall, because we get to play when the
weather is nice; in the spring lots of games are canceled due to
weather,” Schultz said.
The Rams lacrosse team was also very successful over the
weekend, sweeping all four of its games at the Best in the West
Tournament in Las Vegas. The Rams got off to a great start as they
defeated rival Brigham Young Friday night in a full-field
scrimmage. Jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead, the Rams had control.
The Cougars fought back but came up short 13-11.
“It was good to see how dominant we could be,” said club
President Jason Newell. “They are a good measuring stick for us.
They show us where we need to be as a team.”
The tournament continued on Saturday as the Rams played three
short games, consisting of two 20-minute halves. The Rams matched
up against Southern California, Arizona and Arizona State, beating
the teams 6-1, 6-4 and 6-4, respectively.
“We took 51 players out to Las Vegas and everyone got to play. I
think that we built a lot of team chemistry which will only help us
in the spring,” Newell said.
The team is done competing for the fall but will continue
practicing two times a week until the spring. The team’s first game
is scheduled for Feb. 12 in Dallas.
The women’s rugby team also competed last weekend in the High
Desert Classic in New Mexico. The lady Rams came away with a 2-1
record from the weekend, playing tough defense and fighting hard
The team plays in Greeley against Northern Colorado on Sunday
and wraps up its season on Nov. 7 with a game in Boulder against
Another team that is in full swing is the CSU inline hockey
team. The inline team is ranked 14th nationally with a 15-5-4
overall record. The team is a highly competitive and has a good
reputation around the country.
“Most people think that it is just played on the streets, but
the sport has come a long way,” said club President Tim