BOULDER, Colo. - The No.9 University of Colorado Men’s Lacrosse team is preparing to face off against the No. 4 Colorado State University Rams at 6 p.m. on April 21st at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The Buffaloes have had a history of a fierce rivalry with the Rams, contributing to their dismal 8-1 record against CSU going into the contest.
Colorado is looking to rewrite the story this upcoming Saturday against the Rams. The Buffs are currently 7-5 this season and are hoping their pivotal wins against Brigham Young University and Arizona State University will give them the confidence they need to beat out the Rams this Saturday.
“I’m really excited to play CSU next weekend, this will be my first time playing them in the regular season and I think it’s going to be a great game and a battle for sure,” said freshman Jace Gan “As long as we play our game I think we'll come on top with the win”
For the seniors this is their last regular season chance to face off against the Rams and they are determined to make it count.
“The only thing different from this game and previous games is that we play our rivals to the north. Besides that, it's another game against a top tier team. They always show up to play and play very physical and fast paced lacrosse,” said Puldy. “Our team has grown tremendously throughout the course of the season and playing CSU will truly give us the opportunity to see the culmination of all our hard work we've put in since last fall.
The Rams are 10-2, one of those losses to BYU whom Colorado won against on April 5th. The only other loss CSU has faced was to Cal Poly, whom Colorado has yet to play. The Buffs recent shift into a top ten ranking has given this game more importance than it already held.
This is the last game of the Buffs regular season before the RMLC Playoffs in Grand Junction, Colo. May 4th-5th. Tickets are available for $10 through redhotbuffs.com. There is also a ticket plus bus ride combo available to students also through redhotbuffs.com.