With the University of Colorado Buffaloes (11-2, 3-0 RMLC) back in Boulder, it was time to focus on playing conference opponents as the season wound down. The first team to come challenge the Buffaloes on home turf was the Westminster College Griffins (8-4, 1-3 RMLC). With spring now in full swing, temperatures soared to a balmy 75 degrees for the evening face-off.
BOULDER, Colo. - On the first full weekend of spring in Colorado, temperatures dropped quickly as the wind increased at a faster rate on Thursday evening as the University of Colorado Buffaloes (7-2, 1-0 RMLC) prepared to take on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels (6-8, 2-1 SLC).
UNLV was able to capitalize early on a man-up opportunity, taking the first lead of the game. The Buffaloes quickly answered with three goals of their own, taking an early lead that they carried to the end of the first quarter. The Buffaloes carried this streak in to the second quarter adding two more goals before UNLV was able to answer late in the second quarter to bring the score to five to two entering half time.
On a mostly chilly and windy afternoon in Boulder, the second ranked Buffaloes (5-2) squared off against familiar foe and top ranked Arizona State (6-0) in a battle of the best teams in the country. Both teams had little love for each other which showed right away with some hard checks and fast play by both squads.
Arizona State looked poised right away settling in to their offense and scoring early. The Buffaloes were up the challenge though as senior attackman Jack Cranston put the Buffaloes on the board and getting the sideline fired up and back in the game.
BOULDER, Colo. – The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) posted the Week Two Coaches Poll on Tuesday, announcing that the University of Colorado men's lacrosse team has moved up to No.1. CU moves in front of two-time defending National Champion Colorado State University to claim the top spot.
The Buffs are 3-0 on the season after beating both Chapman and Boston College at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Palm Desert, Calif. and taking down the University of Texas in their first home game last Friday.
Senior attackman Riley Seidel, senior attackman Jack Cranston and sophomore midfielder Jake Lucier lead the team in goals so far, helping the Buffs average 16 goals per game.
Junior goaltender Mitch Fenton continues to shine, posting a .654 save percentage on the season.
The Buffaloes head into the weekend taking on No. 5 BYU (5-1) this Friday at 7 p.m. The matchup with BYU will be the first contest in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) for the Buffs. On Saturday, CU will face Michigan State (2-0), also at 7:00 p.m. Both game will be played on Kittredge Field on the CU-Boulder campus.
A link to the full MCLA poll can be found here.
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