Apr 192004
 
Authors: Peter Scalia

The No. 2 CSU men’s club lacrosse team moved to 18-1 this

weekend winning 21-6 Friday against Utah State and 8-7 Saturday

against Colorado.

The Rams opened the weekend with a dominating win over the Utah

State 21-6. They were in control the whole game against the

unranked Aggies on CSU’s intramural fields.

Then the Rams traveled to Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch for

the Rocky Mountain Showdown against the No. 7 Buffaloes. CU (11-2)

came into the game riding a four-game wining streak, including a

24-0 beat down on the Wyoming Cowboys last weekend.

Rivaling last year’s 12-11 CSU win over CU in overtime,

Saturday’s game was closest game of the year for both teams.

Neither the Rams nor the Buffs had a hold on the game for long

and both battled for state supremacy as the Rams triumphed once

again with an 8-7 victory.

The Rams will now turn their attention to the 8-7 Lindenwood

Lions, who will host the Rams in Missouri for the team’s last game

of the regular season. A big question is will the Rams be ranked

No. 1 come playoff time?

The laxpower.com college computer rating index has the Rams No.

1 while UCSB sits at No. 3 behind BYU. So will there be a BCS-like

controversy when playoffs come around? Only time will tell as the

season winds down and the playoffs appear on the horizon.

Women’s lacrosse

While the men’s lacrosse team awaits its playoff seeding, the

women clinched a spot in the U.S. Lacrosse-Women’s Division of

Intercollegiate Athletics National Finals Tournament by winning

three games Saturday at a tournament hosted by the University of

Utah. Facing Northern Colorado, Utah and BYU, the Rams used strong

starts in each game to come away with wins of 20-4, 16-2 and 10-9,

respectively.

After routing UNC and Utah in their first two games, the Rams

held on to defeat BYU in a nail-biter with the Rocky Mountain

Lacrosse League title on the line.

CSU opened strong and took a 6-2 lead into the half, but the

team faced a furious Cougar comeback in the second half.

Thanks to timely scoring from leading scorers Kate Sebesta and

Jen Gunlikson, who combined for nine of the Rams’ 10 goals, the

team held on to defeat the Cougars and return to the national

tournament for the second consecutive season.

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