Club Roundup

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Feb 162004
 
Authors: Peter Scalia

In the final two games of the University of Oklahoma’s hockey

season, No. 1 CSU traveled to Oklahoma City with the hopes of

ending the Sooners’ season by giving the first-year hockey program

something to think about all offseason.

Friday’s game went according to plan with CSU picking up a win

5-3, proving to the Oklahoma fans why CSU is ranked No.1 in The

Daily’s ACHA Division II Ratings Percentage Index.

But on Saturday night the Sooners proved why they are ranked No.

2 in the same RPI standings. Oklahoma stepped up its game and

brought the Rams down by their horns. Oklahoma’s offense erupted

and the defense stopped the high-powered Ram offense to pick up a

6-1 victory. The Rams now turn their slightly shaken attention to

the University of Wyoming for club hockey’s version of the ‘Border

War.’ The game will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Though tough to handle, the Rams do not plan to dwell on the

loss to Oklahoma. They have already locked a spot in the national

playoffs, which begin on March 3. The Rams are in Pool A with

Miami, Penn State and feel-good story Central Michigan, which

turned its season around and passed the Michigan Wolverines in the

season’s final game to take the fourth spot in the Central

Division.

Colorado will be in the playoff picture as well. The Buffs are

in Pool B with Siena, Indiana and Central Division Champion

Oakland, which has only one loss this season, to Michigan

State.

Since Ram hockey is a club sport, there is no school funding for

the trip to Maryland, where the playoffs will take place. So the

Rams will be holding their annual bachelor auction at 7 p.m.

Wednesday in the Ramskeller.

All proceeds go to getting the team to Maryland.

“We’re really looking forward to going to nationals, and this

fundraiser gives our team a chance to do that,” said Captain Jason

Bowers.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

Baseball

After taking only one game in two double-headers against the

Otero Junior College Rattlers, the CSU club baseball team headed to

Trinidad to play the Trojans. Unfortunately the game was canceled

due to snow. The Rams now head to Pueblo to play CSU-Pueblo Friday

through Sunday as the Rams attempt to avenge their three losses to

the Rattlers and move up the standing once again.

Women’s Lacrosse

CSU women’s club lacrosse traveled to San Luis Obispo. Calif.,

to compete in the Cal Poly Tourney, where the Lady Rams made a good

showing but lost to No.1 Cal Poly 11-7. They then lost a

heart-breaker to No.13 Towson 6-5.

In the final game CSU took to the field with interstate rival

No. 8 Air Force and won in convincing fashion 12-6. Overall the

team kept up with the big schools on the field and, with the win

over Air Force, showed that this season should be a good one.

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