Tigers Take a Bite Out of Adams State

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Colorado College is used to playing two games in a row, but it's been 13 years since the Tigers played twice in one day.

After beginning the day with an 11-8 victory over Fort Lewis, the Tigers capped their long day at Stewart Field by cruising to a 15-4 win over Adams State.

Senior midfielder Kate Krieger and freshman midfielder Madison Merrill scored three goal apiece to help CC match its largest margin of victory this season.

Freshman attacker Sammy Blair struck for the first two goals of her career and was one of five Tigers to find the nest at least twice. Freshman defender Molly Scudder also recorded her first collegiate goal.

Colorado College opened a 4-0 lead when sophomore attacker Virginia Logue scored 9:21 into the game. After Lexy Hamilton put the ASU on the board with the first of her two goals, freshman attacker Becca Gasperoni struck for what proved to be the game winner with 11:08 to play in the first half.

The Tigers added four more tallies in the final 3:34 of the half, including one by Logue with less than a second to play before the break.

CC finished with a 33-12 advantage in total shots and a 24-28 edge in ground balls.

Fink stopped three shots before giving way to freshman Martha Smith with 11:08 to play in the first half.

Freshman Grace Komatz made eight saves in the first half, while sophomore Danica Kristiansen had five in the final 30 minutes.

Senior midfielder Anna Crosby and sophomore midfielder Leigh Nicholl each recorded three caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls to lead the defense.

Colorado College (5-8) heads back to the road next week for a pair of games against nationally-ranked opponents. The Tigers visit No. 6 Colby College on Thursday, April 18, and then No. 9 Bowdoin College on Sunday, April 21.

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COLORADO SPRINGS-Adams State fell to 3-7 on the season after suffering a 15-4 loss against a talented Colorado College squad Saturday evening in Colorado Springs.

The Grizzlies were led by junior Lexy Hamilton's (Monte Vista, Colo.) two goals on four shots. Amanda Hisel (Conifer, Colo.) also had a strong game for Adams State, winning 10 draws and causing four turnovers for Adams State.

Regis dominated in shots on goal, as the Rangers had 33 shots on the evening, compared to just 12 for the Grizzlies. Regis jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Hamilton's first goal, her 22nd of the season.

The Rangers would then go on a 6-0 run to take a 10-1 lead. The Grizzlies would get a team goal, another Hamilton goal (23rd on the year), and a final goal from Desi Rae Aguirre (Walsenburg, Colo.), but the Ranger attack was just too much, as they took home the 15-4 victory.

The Grizzlies will be in action next Saturday at Fort Lewis in Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association play. The first draw for that contest is slated for 2:00 p.m.


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