Club sports update

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Oct 272004
 
Authors: Paul Baker

As the weather gets colder and the sun goes down earlier in the

day, fall sports begin winding down.

The Rams baseball team is one of the clubs whose fall season is

coming to an end. The Rams played their final games on the road

over the weekend, playing doubleheaders at Wyoming, winning both

games on Saturday and splitting doubleheader games at Colorado on

Sunday.

“We are basically done playing for the fall,” said the club

President David Schultz. “We played 25 games this fall, which is a

great way to get a look at all the new guys and people who don’t

play.”

For the CSU baseball team, fall ball is a great way to set the

final roster for the spring schedule, bond with all the other

teammates and get a chance to feel out the team.

“We like playing in the fall, because we get to play when the

weather is nice; in the spring lots of games are canceled due to

weather,” Schultz said.

The Rams lacrosse team was also very successful over the

weekend, sweeping all four of its games at the Best in the West

Tournament in Las Vegas. The Rams got off to a great start as they

defeated rival Brigham Young Friday night in a full-field

scrimmage. Jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead, the Rams had control.

The Cougars fought back but came up short 13-11.

“It was good to see how dominant we could be,” said club

President Jason Newell. “They are a good measuring stick for us.

They show us where we need to be as a team.”

The tournament continued on Saturday as the Rams played three

short games, consisting of two 20-minute halves. The Rams matched

up against Southern California, Arizona and Arizona State, beating

the teams 6-1, 6-4 and 6-4, respectively.

“We took 51 players out to Las Vegas and everyone got to play. I

think that we built a lot of team chemistry which will only help us

in the spring,” Newell said.

The team is done competing for the fall but will continue

practicing two times a week until the spring. The team’s first game

is scheduled for Feb. 12 in Dallas.

The women’s rugby team also competed last weekend in the High

Desert Classic in New Mexico. The lady Rams came away with a 2-1

record from the weekend, playing tough defense and fighting hard

each game.

The team plays in Greeley against Northern Colorado on Sunday

and wraps up its season on Nov. 7 with a game in Boulder against

CU.

Another team that is in full swing is the CSU inline hockey

team. The inline team is ranked 14th nationally with a 15-5-4

overall record. The team is a highly competitive and has a good

reputation around the country.

“Most people think that it is just played on the streets, but

the sport has come a long way,” said club President Tim

Albrecht.

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