Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CU Men’s Lacrosse falls in MCLA First Round

GREENVILLE, S.C. (05/16/12) - The University of Colorado men’s lacrosse team shocked the lacrosse community with an eighth seed bid to the MCLA National Championship. The Buffs traveled to Greenville to take on the ninth seed Michigan State Spartans. The game ended with a final score of 7-8 and brings the Buffs record for the season to 7-7.

The Buffs began the game with a three goal lead right off the bat with goals by Matt White, Riley Seidel, and Harrison Mallon; Mallon’s goal assisted by Seidel. Colorado held onto this solid lead throughout the first quarter with their defense only allowing nine shots on goal. The Buffs had a penalty for pushing with 17 seconds remaining in the first putting them man down going into the second.

Colorado began the second quarter man down for 14 seconds, but the Spartans were unable to capitalize. Michigan State was able to penetrate Colorado’s strong defense with 13:48 remaining in the first half. They followed up with a second goal, bringing the contest to 3-2. Colorado had an opportunity to widen the lead with a Michigan State penalty for slashing. The Buffs had three shots made during the man up, all of which were incomplete. Colorado gained possession at the end of the second with a Michigan State crease violation and the game became heated. The Buffs held the 3-2 lead going into the second half.

The Buffs went into the third quarter strong with a goal made by Seidel assisted by Tyler Doughrety. Michigan State followed up quickly with a goal bringing the contest 4-3. The Spartans had two more goals giving them a short-lived lead. Both the Buffs and the Spartans served slashing penalties in quick succession. Neither team was able to capitalize. Seidel finished off the third quarter with an unassisted goal bringing the contest 5-5.

The fourth quarter began with an impressive goal by freshman Riley Kulm. It was not unanswered however with a Michigan goal made seconds after. The game remained tied until Seidel scored his third goal of the game. The Buffs lead held until Michigan tied up the contest again with a goal made with 5:57 remaining. The Spartans broke the tie with a final goal bringing the final score 7-8.

“We had a good game, we came out not the best we have in the past. We put a lot of goals on the net, which is nice. We played solid defense, kept them out and kept us in the game. A common theme through out the season though was we just weren’t finishing in the end of the game.,” said sophomore LSM Hayden McClain.  “We have a lot of people returning next year who really know the feeling of losing in the first round which is an awful feeling so we’re going to come back with some fire next year hopefully and go further.”

For senior Buffs Marcus Alley and Danny Schatz this was their last opportunity for a run at Nationals.

“The game was definitely a blood bath. Its very surreal, very unexpected. But I’m very happy, especially with the underclassmen they all stepped up. My first feeling definitely wasn’t anger at the end of the game it was more rejoice. I was just stoked to be around everybody and be where I am,” said Schatz “My time as a Buff has just been awesome. Its been a whole other level this season and I’ve never been with a group of guys that I’ve loved more or felt more strong towards so I’ve definitely had more fun this season than I’ve ever had. This season was fucking awesome.”

“We played really well but the ball wasn’t going our way and we hit like 6 posts. I’m really proud of our guys for staying with it and sticking it out for this past season,” said senior captain Alley “After the University of Arizona game I thought our season was over, we were like 3-5 at that point, but our guys stuck with it and we made it to the National tournament. I love the guys, I love Coach Galvin, he’s the best coach I’ve ever had and I’m excited for the future for all of them.”

Scoring Summary
First Period
13:35 CU- Matt White unassisted
13:17 CU- Riley Seidel unassisted
5:19 CU- Harrison Mallon, assisted by Riley Seidel
Second Period
13:48 MSU- Josh Nemes, assisted by Spencer Martin
6:15 MSU- Patrick Green, assisted by Spencer Martin
Third Period
12:33 CU- Tyler Doughrety, assisted by Riley Seidel
12:04 MSU- Steven Degenhardt unassisted
8:58 MSU- Wes Binder unassisted
8:29 MSU- Tyler Ryan, assisted by Spencer Martin
:02 CU- Riley Seidel unassisted
Fourth Period
13:59 CU- Riley Kulm unassisted
13:41 MSU- Josh Nemes, assisted by Patrick Green
8:14 CU- Riley Seidel, assisted by Tyler Doughrety
5:57 MSU- Patrick Green, assisted by Spencer Martin
4:35 MSU- Josh Nemes unassisted

Shots on Goal
MSU - 39
CU - 32

Power Plays
CU: 0-of-2
MSU: 0-of-2

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Colorado Cycling Comes in Second at Nationals

OGDEN, Utah (05/8/2012) —The University of Colorado Division I cycling team came in second place at the 2012 Collegiate Road National Championships this past weekend. 

The Buffs trailed only 30 points behind Marian University who received the national championship title. Marian excelled as a team earning 500 points total and their third national win.

Josh Yeaton, Mac Cassin, Bill Golembieski, Camilo Zambrano, Jeff Perrin, Will Buick, Abby Mickey, Heather Fischer, Christa Ghent, Claire Bensard, Nicolle Bruderer and Megan Cole all rode for Colorado, with Jeff Chmielewski standing in as an alternate.

Yeaton cleaned up for the men’s individual races, coming in first place overall with a 106 point lead on his closest competitor. He racked up his points from winning both the criterium and the road race.

Fischer came in second place for the women overall, 29 points behind first place rider from Marian, Antonneau. Fischer won the road race, but came in fourth in the criterium.

“Marian is a slightly stronger team and brings great competition,” said president of CU Cycling Danny Hiller. “I could not be more proud of what our team accomplished though. Our goal next season is to move up one spot on the podium.

For an in-depth look at individual and team results visit:


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Colorado Falls 8-5 to CSU in RMLC Semi-Finals

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (05/5/12) – The University of Colorado men’s lacrosse team competed against the Colorado State University Rams, losing 8-5. The competition marked CU’s first game in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse semi–finals. The loss dropped Colorado’s record to 7-7.

On Saturday, April 21 Colorado lost in a dramatic overtime to CSU. The Buffs held the lead on the scoreboard for the entirety of the game, but lost in double overtime 11-10.

Riley Kulm, Riley Seidel, Matt White and Tyler Dougherty scored for the Buffs, fighting to pull CU into the lead. Greg Kelsic picked up the assist for Dougherty.

The game started off slow for both teams with Ryan Emerson taking possession for CU. White attempted the first shot of the game, but it went unfinished. CU and CSU fought for possession of the ball for the remainder of the first quarter, competing to hit the back of the net first. Keeping the Buffs on their toes, CSU broke past Colorado’s defense, scoring the first goal of the game with twenty-one seconds left in the quarter.

Going into the second quarter, CSU won possession off of the faceoff. During CSU’s offensive run they scored with 13:52 left on the clock. Danny Schatz received the first penalty of the contest giving CSU a one-minute advantage. Colorado State scored a goal off of the power play opportunity, advancing their lead to 3-0. Kulm retaliated by scoring CU’s first goal of the game. Only 2:36 remained in the second period when Schatz received another penalty, putting CU man-down for another minute. CSU scored their fourth goal after the penalty was released, also receiving their first penalty of the game. The half ended with CSU in the lead, 4-1.

The third quarter started with an early goal by Colorado State. The Buffs seemed determined to even the score with three consecutive goals made by Seidel, White and Dougherty, improving on the Buffs tally to 5-4, CSU still in the lead.  With just 45 seconds left on the clock, CU was able to keep possession of the ball for the remainder of the period, but was unable to tie up the score. The end of the third seemed promising for the Buffs, trailing only one point behind the Rams.

In a nail biting fourth quarter, CU played aggressively in attempt to surpass CSU on the scoreboard. The Buffs began the fourth quarter man down for one-minute. CSU capitalized on CU’s disadvantage and scored shortly before the penalty was released. The Rams were able to score twice more before CU answered back with a goal by Seidel. The Buffs ended the fourth quarter two men down with penalties on Schatz and Alex Puldy. CU was unable to make a comeback, ending the contest 8-5.

Scoring Summary
First Period
            0:21 CSU – Austin Fisher, assisted by Kacy Carter
Second Period
            13:52 CSU – Taylor Peper, assisted by Austin Fisher
            13:13 CSU – Kacy Carter, assisted by Sean Smith
6:18 CU – Riley Kulm, unassisted
            1:12 CSU – Kacy Carter, assisted by Mike Wolff
Third Period
            13:47 CSU – Braxton Campbell, unassisted
11:39 CU – Riley Seidel, unassisted
8:19 CU – Matt White, unassisted
7:04 CU – Tyler Dougherty, assisted by Greg Kelsic
Fourth Period
14:08 CSU – Alex Devlin, assisted by Tim Taggart
7:36 CSU – Austin Fisher, unassisted
7:20 CSU – Matt Jul, unassisted
7:01 CU – Riley Seidel, unassisted

Shots On Goal
CU – 16
CSU – 24

Power Plays
CU: 0-of-1
CSU: 2-of-7

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Colorado Cycling Rides for National Title

BOULDER, Colo. (05/2/12) — The No.1 University of Colorado Division 1 cycling team continues their journey to the 2012 Collegiate Road National Championships in Ogden, Utah from May 4th to May 6th where they will be competing against some of the best riders in the nation.

Josh Yeaton, Mac Cassin, Bill Golembieski, Camilo Zambrano, Jeff Perrin, Will Buick, Abby Mickey, Heather Fischer, Christa Ghent, Claire Bensard, Nicolle Bruderer and Megan Cole are all riding the Buffs, while Jeff Chmielewski is standing in as an alternate.

Fischer is currently ranked No.1 in the women’s division, followed by Mickey holding position No.2 for Colorado. Yeaton takes the No.1 spot in the men’s division, coming into the competition with a 39 point advantage on his closest competitor.

Last year, Colorado rode in the Mountain Bike National Championships that took place over Halloween weekend. The team came in second, eight points behind the five time national champions, Fort Lewis.

This year Fort Lewis is ranked No. 3 going into the championships, 1348 national points behind the Buffs. Fort Lewis’s riders are trailing behind Colorado with Sturm ranked No. 3 in the women’s division and Easter right on Yeaton’s tail, in second place for the men.

The races will begin on Friday at 9 a.m. when the men and women will both calculate team time trials. On Saturday, the criterium race will take place at 2:15 p.m. for the women competitors and 5 p.m. for the men. To conclude the weekend, the women will participate in the road race at 8 a.m., followed by the men at 12:30 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon individual and team awards will be handed out with one lucky team going home crowned the 2012 Road National Champions.

For more information on the race visit: