Third-period domination is becoming a common theme for the Rams
hockey team this year. After coming back against Weber State from
three down to tie the game two weeks ago, the Rams again dominated
the final period Friday as they beat Southern California 4-2.
The game was very close in the first two periods, as the teams
went into the third period tied at two.
“The game was pretty much back and forth the whole way,” said
CSU hockey President Jordan Stover. “Neither team could really
sustain any type of pressure.”
As the final period began, the game took on a whole new
“Both the intensity and the hitting really started to pick up in
the third,” Stover said. The Rams were able to use it to their
advantage though, as they scored the game-winning goal with about
four minutes left in the game.
After the goal, the Rams took a couple of bad penalties,
including a five-minute major and a game misconduct for Stover’s
The Rams were able to hold the lead after the penalties, and
they even added an empty netter on a 6-on-3 situation to seal the
“Although we won, our coaches grilled us for the penalties we
took at the end of the game,” Stover said.
The Rams carried over the confidence boost they received from
the USC win to help them outplay the University of Denver Saturday
at the Ikon Center in Cheyenne, Wyo. The Rams won the game 7-2 and
improved their season record to 10-1-2.
The Rams again will play DU this Sunday in Denver. The big
matchup will come on Nov. 20-21 as the Rams face off against
Colorado. The Rams, No. 1 in the Western Conference, will travel to
Boulder to face No. 2 CU on Nov. 20. The teams will turn around and
come back up to play here in Fort Collins at the Edora Pool and Ice
Center on Nov. 20.
Loss to CU ends women’s rugby season
The CSU women’s rugby team played its season finale against
Colorado on Sunday in Boulder. The Rams came out flat to start the
game and fell behind by three tries in the first half. The score at
halftime was 21-0 as CU dominated the play.
The Rams were not willing to let this one go easily as they came
out on fire in the second half. The team scored four tries in all,
one each by freshman Amanda Kehmeier and senior Joelle Milholm and
two from junior Koreen Padjen. The comeback effort was not enough
as CU added two more scores in the second half to win the game
The Rams finished their season at 4-5. The team is off until
next semester when it begins the spring season at the Valentine Day
Massacre in mid-February in Breckenridge.