Thursday, April 12, 2012

Colorado Lacrosse Prepares To Battle The Rams

BOULDER, Colo. —The University of Colorado Women’s Lacrosse team will take on in-state rival Colorado State University in what is sure to be a battle to the finish.

Last weekend, Colorado took down the University of California-Los Angeles with a 17-11 victory. This win improved the Buffs record on the 2011-12 season to 9-4.

“Colorado's team has truly evolved and matured over the past season. We have gone from being a strong team to one that can adapt, compete and challenge any team absolutely everywhere on the field,” said defenseman Audra Horton. “Our team has a deep bench and a truly competitive spirit, making us stiff competition for CSU on Saturday.”

The Buffs beat CSU in their last meeting of the 2010-11 season with a 12-10 victory. Colorado looks to defeat the Rams for a second consecutive year.

“I expect CSU to come out with a huge force right off the bat,” said attacker Avery Toothman. “We're going to have to be prepared to give our all right out of the starting gate so that we can hopefully gain the lead.”

Colorado’s victory last year has not gotten to their heads. The team is prepared for Colorado State to come full force and is ready for whatever they bring.

“CSU is a very competitive team that is sure to bring their A-game to Boulder on Saturday,” said Horton. “They are a fast team known for their aggressive defense, fast mid-field transitions and strong offense.”

Colorado will go head-to-head with Colorado State at 12 p.m. on Saturday at Kittredge field. Admission to the game is free and is open to students and the general public.