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