FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – University of Colorado at Boulder Men’s Lacrosse – February 27, 2012
Colorado Lacrosse Heads to Colorado Springs for Second Preseason Game
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado men’s lacrosse team made a hopeful trip out to Washburn Field in Colorado Springs on Feb. 25, but fell short 11-4 to the Colorado College Tigers.
With six minutes remaining in the first quarter Colorado Alex Puldy had an impressive goal with an assist from Buffs goaltender Brad Macnee, after the Tigers scored two goals. The first quarter ended with CC in the lead leaving a score of 2-1.
The second period gave the CU Buffs a chance to work on the team’s defense skills because the CC Tigers found the back of the net five times ending the quarter with a score of 7-1.
With 9:13 minutes remaining in the third quarter, the CU Buffs attempted a comeback with an unassisted goal from, Seidel. The CC Tigers scored twice leaving the period with a score of 9-2.
CC started off the last quarter of the game with a goal although CU made two goals to finish off the game. Sean McCarthy scored with 11:58 minutes remaining in the game and CC gained another point with 9:15 minutes left. Riley Kulm made the last point of the game with 1:43 minutes remaining.
“Today was disappointing. We had a great week of practice and this game didn’t show all the hard work we put in last week. We did well on clearing today but need to work on our transition of the game, both on offense and defense, as well as stick skills,” Puldy said. “What I’m looking forward to at the Adams State game is our team putting in a full effort from the first whistle to the last, and fixing our weaknesses from the last two preseason games.
Junior midfielder Matt White was not impressed with the outcome of the game, but was happy with the 85 percent clearing rate. He is hoping for a win from the last preseason game against Adams State in Alamosa, Colo. on March 3.
“We definitely under achieved today, lacking enthusiasm and putting our hearts out on the field. It was overall a frustrating game, especially after a productive week of practice. Besides these negatives, our clearing was good with an 85 percent success rate,” White said. “Next game, I want to come out flying from the get go. I’m excited to get our first win on the road.”
Regardless of CU’s loss against Colorado College, coach Marty Taffet noticed the challenge helped CU’s players keep their heads in the game.
“I think we did good in continuing to get up and down the field today, regardless of who was out on the field,” said Taffet. “Colorado College is a great team that came out and pressured us right off the bat. It’s a testament to our team that we didn’t back down regardless of the score.”
“Looking to the next couple of weeks, we have a good match against Adams State in Alamosa before we play our first games in California,” he added. “It will be important for us to put together a complete game against Adams State before we suit up for the real thing in California.”