Mar 252004
Authors: Peter Scalia

This weekend CSU is the place to be for club sports fans. Both

the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, the club cycling team and the

men’s club ultimate Frisbee team will be in action on campus.

Ultimate Frisbee will be holding the Rocky Mountain Invitational

on both Saturday and Sunday. The games will start at 9 a.m.

Saturday on the intramural fields and run until Sunday


The women’s varsity lacrosse team will take on the north club

team on the IM fields Saturday at 11 a.m., while the junior varsity

team will take on the north JV squad at 12:30 p.m. on the same

field. The Rams are No. 13 in the nation and have a No. 21 Power

Ranking, according to USA Club Lacrosse pollsters, going into

competition this weekend against the club team.

The CSU men’s lacrosse team, still ranked No. 1, continued its

dominance over the rest of the league over Spring Break. The Rams

went 6-0 and picked up wins against No. 4-ranked Sonoma State 10-6,

No. 11 Oregon 15 -6 and No. 12 Simon Frasier 24 -6.

In all, the Rams won their six games by a combined score of

105-30, no team scored more than six goals on them and CSU never

scored less than 10 goals in any game.

This Saturday the Rams will host the Utah Utes on the IM fields

at 1 p.m.

The CSU cycling team will host the Oval Criterium Sunday with

events beginning at 10:20 a.m. with the Men’s A-category race.

CSU’s club, named the 2003 USA Cycling Team of the Year, is geared

to prove that it deserves that title.

The Oval Criterium takes place on the CSU campus; it starts on

Oval Drive by the Weber Building.

“I think we’ll do pretty well,” said Robert Beschienen, the team

vice president.

Beschienen added that he expects “a big turn out.”

In last year’s Criterium in the men’s A-category Nick Ranno and

Dan Cherkis from CSU finished in the top five, finishing second and

fourth, respectively.

The Men’s B-category had Rubin Virgil finish fourth for CSU. The

C-category saw three Rams finish in the top five.

The women’s cycling featured Leah Trapp, the only CSU competitor

in the A-category, finishing ninth, while Erin Bisinius won the

B-category for CSU.

Nathanael Ksiazkiewicz of CSU already has a first-place finish

this year at the New Mexico Lobo Classic Criterium in February, the

same meet in which Beschienen finished 24th in time trials.

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