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Sports / Recreation

Men's lacrosse team bashes Buffs en route to title

May 20, 2013

There simply is no doubt: CSU rules the world of collegiate club lacrosse. One week after the women's team won the national title the men matched that feat, beating rival CU to win its second consecutive championship.

Rams dominate

The Rams left no doubt about the outcome, dominating the outgunned Buffs 7-2 after cruising to a 7-0 lead before giving up a couple of late goals in Greenville, S.C. It was the third consecutive win over CU this season, and gave the Rams a perfect 21-0 record on the year.

Kacy Carter and Sean Smith scored two goals apiece, and Austin Fisher added a goal and an assist for the Rams, who beat Purdue (20-3), Sonoma State (9-4) and BYU (9-8) before thrashing CU in the finale. Goalie Jack Regan saved every shot sent his way, and CSU’s stifling defense allowed CU just 12 shots through three quarters.

Award winners

Fisher and defenseman Hayden Porter were named first-team All-Americans by the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, while Fisher was given the Godekeraw Award, which honors the player who best combines outstanding play and academic excellence.

The national championship was the sixth for CSU, tops among all schools competing in Division I.

Memorable run

CSU’s seniors completed a remarkable run, winning back-to-back national championships and four Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference titles, and going 8-0 vs. CU and a combined 70-7 over the past four seasons.