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March 7, 2013

Westminster Returns to Colorado for Two Games

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SALT LAKE CITY – The third-ranked Westminster College men’s lacrosse team returns to Colorado this weekend for two games. Westminster will play at Northern Colorado on Friday at 6 p.m. before a 2 p.m. game against No. 5 North Dakota State on Saturday. Both games will be played at Butler Hancock Field.

Westminster heads to the road at 4-3 on the season and coming off a 22-0 win over Western State (Colo.) on Feb. 27. That win followed an 11-10 defeat of NCAA DII Adams State on Feb. 26. The Griffins are 2-2 in road games this year and 2-1 in games played on a neutral field.

The Griffins are scoring 12.29 goals per game through the first seven games. They have scored in double figures in five of the contests and have scored at least 15 goals on three occasions. Westminster has recorded 51 assists on the 86 goals they have scored while averaging 31.3 shots per outing.

Jake Arthur and Cole Christensen have scored six goals apiece to lead all Griffins. Adam Marfice and Collin Madsen have added 10 goals apiece to start the season. Kyle Postler has recorded 20 of the team’s assists and his six goals give him a team-best 26 points. Christensen and Madsen are tied for second on the team with five assists apiece.

The opposition is averaging 7.14 goals per game while scoring at least 10 goals in three games. Westminster has held three opponents to one goal or less with one shutout. They limit their opponents to 23.9 shots per game with 24 assists. Westminster holds a 174-161 edge in ground balls while winning 55.2 percent of faceoffs.

Erik Gronseth leads the Griffins with 30 saves and has posted a 63.8 save percentage. He has recorded three wins while allowing 17 goals in his six games played. Chris Burckle has made 26 saves with a 46.4 save percentage and ben Tourek has posted 11 saves with a 78.6 save percentage in five games played. Matt Lambourne is tops on the squad with 18 ground balls while Madsen leads the team with a 72.7 win percentage in faceoffs.

ABOUT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college.  With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC or WestminsterPR on Twitter.

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