Regis Falls to Creighton in Home Finale

DENVER, CO The Regis University Rangers (4-5) fell to the Creighton University Bluejays (5-1) on their final home game of the season by a score of 11-9.

Highlighted by sophomore attackman Ted Emery's seven points, which included four goals and three assists and senior goalie Stuyvie Pierrepont's 18 saves, Regis' home finale was a nail-bitter until the end.

After the Bluejays took an early lead during the first quarter, the Rangers quickly answered back and led at the end of the quarter 4-2. Despite the early lead, the Bluejays went on a two-point run to tie things up with Regis before the end of the half 4-4.

During the third quarter, Creighton went on a 5-1 run to put the Jays ahead 9-5. Though, Regis found themselves behind by six points in the final quarter, they stormed back to within-two points before the conclusion of the game.

"By far, this was a great performance. Some great lacrosse, if not the best, that I have seen this Regis team play. They played smart overall," Coach Dave Leach said.

Regis will certainly play hard going into their final three games of the season, in hopes to help their two seniors, Pierrepont and Hardy, leave on a high note.

"Stuyvie and Tyler played extremely well in their final home games of their career. Pierrepont had 18 saves and 7 groundballs, while Hardy had 8 groundballs and 12 forced turnovers." Coach Leach expressed. "Though we still have them for 3 final divisional games... they will be missed."

The Rangers will play their next game against their RMLC Division II foes, the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers in Golden, Colorado on Wednesday, April 13 at 5:00 p.m. This will be the first of three games that will decide the post-season fate for the 2011 Regis team. Win two of the three games, and the Rangers will secure a spot in the RMLC conference playoffs May 5, 6, 7 in Grand Junction, Colorado.


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