Weekend sports outlook

May 092010
Authors: Compiled by Matt L. Stephens

Women’s lacrosse wins national championship

The clock never struck midnight for the CSU women’s lacrosse team in Scottsdale, Ariz., over the weekend, as it defeated Cal Poly 6-4 Saturday to capture the 2010 US Lacrosse WDIA Division I National Championship.

Entering the national tournament as the No. 11 overall seed, the Rams defeated Virginia Tech, the defending national champion, in the opening round, No. 3 UC Santa Barbra in the quarterfinals and No. 2 Lindenwood in the semi’s.

Annette Greenberg and Katie Nepil of CSU were named the tournament’s Outstanding Players at the midfielder and goalie positions, respectively.

This is the second national championship for the CSU women’s lacrosse team in three years.

Women’s golf concludes NCAA West Regional

The CSU women’s golf team concluded its season over the weekend at the NCAA West Regional in Stanford, Calif.

The Rams finished in 14th place out of 24 schools, led by senior Natalie Stone who shot a combined 224 ( 11) in the three-day tournament.

Arizona won the regional by shooting a team score of 876. The Wildcats, along with Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, Virginia, Stanford and San Jose State are the seven schools from the West Regional to advance to the NCAA Championship in Wilmington, N.C., beginning May 18.

Stem’s hot bat carries CSU softball

CSU softball took down New Mexico Saturday afternoon at Ram Field 4-1.

The Rams (28-18, 6-6 MWC) were carried by shortstop Caitlan Stem, who hit her seventh homerun in as many games in the fifth inning. Stem, a junior, also had an RBI double in the third inning that tied the game at 1-1.

Currently sitting at fourth place in the Mountain West Conference Standings, CSU will finish the regular season at home, hosting San Diego State on Thursday and UNLV on Friday and Saturday. The Rebels are one game ahead of the Rams in the MWC standings.

Men’s lacrosse begins national tournament Tuesday

The CSU men’s lacrosse team opens the 2010 MCLA Championship Tournament Tuesday in Commerce City against Boston College.

The game will be played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

The Rams are the No. 2 seed in the 16-team tournament and will play the winner of Florida State and Simon Fraser, should they advance.

CU-Boulder plays immediately following CSU at 7 p.m. The Buffaloes, who are the No. 11 seed, will face sixth-seeded Oregon.

Sports Editor Matt L. Stephens can be reached at sports@collegian.com.

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