Quick Sticks: Colorado 2013 Schedule and Fall Ball Report


University of Colorado 2013 Men’s Lacrosse Schedule

BOULDER, Colo.– As the fall men’s lacrosse season comes to an end the Colorado Men’s Lacrosse prepare for the spring season. After winning two out of four games against Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines at the Pumpkin Shootout Tournament on October 26, the Buffs are looking forward to a great season come February.

Assistant Coach Martin Taffet looks forward to the spring season with this talented group of men.

“With the returners we have along with a talented group of freshmen and transfers that joined us this fall, we really have the opportunity to be something special this year. What I love most about the team this year is they also understand they have the potential to be great. The team has really been willing to put in the work on and off the field towards a common goal of winning a championship.”

The spring season begins in February and the upcoming schedule is included below.

Dates / Opponent / Time & Place
Saturday, February 16th / Adams State University (Scrimmage) / 1pm Kittredge Field, Boulder CO
Sunday, February 17th / Colorado Mesa University (Scrimmage) / 1pm Kittredge Field, Boulder CO
Friday, February 22nd / Westminster College / 6:30pm Kittredge Field, Boulder CO
Saturday, February 23rd / Utah State University / 1pm Kittredge Field, Boulder CO
Friday, March 1st / Boise State University / 7pm Boise, ID
Saturday, March 2nd / University of Oregon / 2pm Boise, ID
Tuesday, March 5th / Loyola Marymount Univ. / 7pm Kittredge Field, Boulder CO
Saturday, March 9th / Virginia Tech / 1pm Kittredge Field, Boulder CO
Sunday, March 10th / Simon Fraser University / 1pm Kittredge Field, Boulder CO
Thursday, March 14th / Cal Poly / 7pm San Luis Obispo, CA
Saturday, March 16th / UCSB / 1pm Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, March 23rd / Chapman University / 7pm Kittredge Field, Boulder CO
Thursday, March 28th / BYU / 7pm Provo, UT
Saturday, March 30th / University of Utah / 1pm Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, April 12th / University of New Mexico / 7pm Kittredge Field, Boulder CO
Saturday, April 13th / University of Georgia / TBA Folsom Field, Boulder CO
Saturday, April 20th / Colorado State University / TBA
May 3rd & 4th / RMLC Conference Playoffs / Grand Junction, CO
May 13th – 18th / MCLA National Championships / Greenville, SC

Colorado Men’s Lacrosse Fall Season Comes To A Close

BOULDER, Colo.– As the Fall Ball season comes to a close, the Buffs are beginning to look back at what they’ve accomplished as well as looking forward to the spring season. The team welcomed back 27 returning men as well as welcoming 38 fresh faces. The team had a chance to take on their alumni as well as participating in the Pumpkin Shootout Tournament. The Buffs faced off against the Colorado School of Mines, Adams State University, Colorado Mesa University, and longtime rival Colorado State University. The team came away from the tournament 2-2.

The Buffs took on their Alumni in a scrimmage to kick off the season and came away with a 10-6 victory. The men, bolstered by this win went into the Pumpkin Shootout Tournament with confidence. They faced off first against the Colorado School of Mines winning 9-3. Next up they took on Mesa, falling 6-10. The Buffs lagged in their next game against Adams State, taking a loss 0-5. Colorado came back strong from these losses with a victory against Colorado State University. The Buffs have had a history with the Rams with a close loss last spring. They went into this game with vengeance and came away with an exciting 4-3 victory.

Sophomore defensemen Rowan Sloss reflected on the past season and what CU accomplished.

“I think the team had a great fall. We got a ton of new guys and we had to adjust to that but we’re looking better on both sides of the ball. We’ve got a real solid group of seniors that have stepped up and behind them the team just fell into place. I’m looking forward to playing some real good teams this spring as we travel to California for UCSB and Cal Poly and I’m looking forward to some great home games like Georgia in Folsom Stadium and Chapman at Kittredge Field in Boulder.

Senior Casey Bush looked back on the Pumpkin Shootout and how it will help them in the spring season.

“I think the fall tournament was helpful for our new guys, it showed them the speed of the game and some of the deeper details of our offense. Also this fall was sort of a precursor to the season in terms of effort, I think coach is expecting a lot out of this year’s team, and he’s expecting growth from last season. The fall made it known that an attention to detail and a hard work ethic is how we are going to achieve our goals.”