As opposed to toying with in-state talent, the CSU Women’s club
lacrosse team decided to take its show national.
The No. 13 Rams who sit at 6-2 overall and 5-0 in the Rocky
Mountain Women’s Lacrosse League were on a schedule to head to
Colorado Springs for the State Championships this weekend, but
given their conference-best record, the women said they could
afford to skip the State Championships, in favor of letting the
club team catch up on schoolwork.
The Rams have already clinched a spot in the Women’s Lacrosse
National Championships and will head to St. Louis May 13 to 15,
where CSU will be making CSU history.
“We are really excited to be going to Nationals,” said head
coach Jaime Whitlock. “This will be the first time that the CSU
women’s team will be going to Nationals.”
No matter how finals end up the women’s lacrosse team has had a
great season where they have been unbeatable since the two losses
to open the season, Whitlock said.
Meanwhile, Friday’s tune-up against the University of Northern
Colorado at the CSU Intramural Fields was canceled due to weather
with no make-up date set.
The men’s lacrosse team, on the other hand, decided to head to
Provo, Utah, for the Rocky Mountain League Conference
Championships. The top four teams in the division were on hand in
Brigham Young, Utah, Colorado and CSU. The conference’s other two
teams, Utah State and Boise State, finished fifth and sixth,
respectively in the conference and will have to wait until next
year to take a shot at the title.
The CSU men’s team took little time beating the Utah Utes into
the turf with a blowout 24-4 victory. The Buffaloes from Boulder
went down to the wire to take out the hometown favorite BYU Cougars
10-9, setting the stage for an all-Colorado championship between
the No. 5 Colorado Buffaloes and the No. 2 CSU Rams.
The third meeting between these two league powerhouses went much
the way that the last meeting of the season went, the way of the
Ram. The Rams went toe-to-toe with the Buffs and in the end locked
up a spot in the National Finals with a 10-9 victory.
The Rams look to defend last season’s national championships at
the Finals, where they will have another shot at the No. 1 UC Santa
Barbara Gauchos. In the first round of their league tournament the
Gauchos pulled out a win over No. 13 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 5-4.
The next round of their tournament has the Gauchos playing the No.
7 Arizona Wildcats for the league championship.