PR – Rams Tame Tigers

Colorado State, the newly minted #1 team in the MCLA, travelled two hours south on Saturday to take on long-time rival and NCAA Division III Colorado College on Saturday afternoon at Washburn Field in Colorado Springs.


Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado State, the newly minted #1 team in the MCLA, travelled two hours south on Saturday to take on long-time rival and NCAA Division III Colorado College on Saturday afternoon at Washburn Field in Colorado Springs.  The Rams wasted little time putting their mark on the game, scoring a goal on their opening possession and then banging home five more in the first period alone to take an insurmountable lead and cruise to a comfortable 12-4 victory.  CSU’s defense continued to shine, holding CC scoreless for the first 21:13 of game time and then keeping the Tigers off the board for the final 26:51 as well to punctuate the win.

CSU’s Austin Fisher (Rock Canyon HS / Highlands Ranch, CO) scored the first of his game-high five goals early in the contest before the Rams clicked into overdrive for the final 7:38 of the first frame.  Twice, the Rams scored less than 15 seconds apart, including an impressive tally with just :02 on the clock when junior Dan Warfield (Smoky Hill HS / Aurora, CO) won the draw cleanly and fed sophomore Kacy Carter (Rock Canyon HS / Castle Rock, CO) for a long-distance blast to close the quarter.  The 6-0 frame was all the Rams needed as the Tigers were unable to get much going against CSU’s veteran defense.

Fisher pushed the lead to 7-0 early in the second quarter before Colorado College rattled off three of the game’s next four goals to close the lead to 8-3, but junior Dustin Grybinas (Kirkwood HS / Kirkwood, MO) deposited a perfectly placed shot off the pipe to regain the momentum heading into halftime.  CC struck first in the third quarter with 11:51 remaining, but the CSU defense clamped down after that and held the Tigers to minimal opportunities to close the game.

Ten different players registered at least a point on the afternoon for CSU.  Fisher’s five goal effort led all scorers while two young attackmen, freshman Mike Wolff (Don Bosco Prep / Ramsey, NJ) and sophomore Sean Smith (Amherst HS / Amherst, NY), pitched in with three points as well.  Henri Halle led all Tigers with three points and Carter, Alex Devlin (Langley HS / Langley, VA) and Greyson Konkel (Regis Jesuit HS / Aurora, CO) each had two points for CSU.

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Warfield was great again at the face-off ‘x’ for Colorado State, winning 9 of 12 draws and setting up the key goal in the first quarter.  CSU dominated all other statistical categories as well, outshooting CC 34-20, picking up 38 groundballs to just 19 for the Tigers and holding CC to just 12 of 20 clearing attempts.

Colorado State (5-0 overall) returns to MCLA play for the remainder of the season next week as they take their Spring Break trip to the Valley of the Sun.  The Rams will face-off against #9 Arizona State on Saturday, #18 Stanford on Sunday and the University of Arizona on Tuesday.  After Spring Break, CSU will host four games on campus heading into the stretch run of the season.

Make sure to check out “Flip’s Journal” on the NCAA/MCLA match-up and the rivalry that has been built up over the years.


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