No. 3 Colorado State Edges No. 2 Arizona State

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - No one thought the final score of the game between the No. 2 and 3 lacrosse teams in the MCLA would be so low, but Friday night the Rams won a neck-and-neck battle with a 6-5 win over ASU.

ASU came out early and lead the first quarter, putting the team and the fans on edge with a 3-1 lead. It wasn't until the end of the first half that the Rams pulled into a one point lead. The surprisingly low score can be attributed to the defenses and goalies.

"Tonight Pat Sullivan, Tyler Zabor and Hayden Porter were just outstanding down low. Mark Moskovics matched up on one of the best middies in the country," Head Coach Alex Smith said. "All the credit to them for hanging in there and getting us the win."

In the fourth quarter the Rams were ahead 6-4 when ASU scored with four minutes left in the game. During those last minutes ASU was in control of the ball and circling the goal. The defense held them off until the clock hit 0:00 declaring the Rams the winners.

The Rams attackmen Cooper Kehoe and Sean Smith also deserve credit, they led the offense scoring two goals each on one of the best goalies in the country. "I thought prior to the game that both teams matched up really well," Smith said. "I have a feeling that if we see them again we will have to score more than six to win."

This was also the Rams' Hall of Fame game. The Lacrosse Alumni Association inducted Dean Ottenbreit (1985), Mike Reiter (1990) and Ryan Ferrin (2000), into the CSULAA Hall of Fame. More information about the inductees is available on the website,

The Rams only have five more games until they play the Rocky Mountain Showdown against Boulder, including this Sunday's game against University of Arizona.


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