Men’s lacrosse team in last place
The CU men’s lacrosse team will finish last in its division following Thursday’s loss to the University of Michigan.
The Wolverines made the trip to Colorado to play CU on Thursday, followed by a trip to take on CSU on Saturday.
The sidelines were packed as Colorado and Michigan fans gathered to cheer on their teams. The crowd of Michigan supporters, in Boulder for the long weekend, was surprisingly large, making up a loud cheering section.
Division-leading goaltender and captain Kevin Moriarty started in goal for Colorado. He and the defense held strong until Michigan’s Trevor Yealey finally broke through to score with only 19 seconds left in the first. Winning the faceoff, Michigan took another shot, only to be blocked by Moriarty. Yealey picked up the ground ball to score again with seven seconds left, ending the period with Michigan leading 2-0.
The remainder of the game played out in much the same way, with Michigan scoring two goals also in the second, third and fourth quarters. CU remained scoreless to finish the game at 8-0.
Michigan goalie Graham Townsend stood out as the star of the game, making 28 saves and awing even Colorado fans. Offensively, Yealey led Michigan with three goals, with Mark Hammitt and Peter Vasher following close behind with two goals each. Kevin Zorovich led in points with five assists.
CU is at the bottom of Division 1 of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) with a 3-5 record, 0-2 against division opponents. Its final game comes against rival CSU for April 26’s Rocky Mountain Showdown at Invesco Field. CSU has a 9-4 record.
The RMLC’s Division 1 is comprised of CU, CSU, Utah and Brigham Young, which is currently leading.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Danielle Alberti at Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org.