No. 5 Colorado State Thumps Utah State in RMLC Quarterfinals

Fort Collins, CO The #5 Colorado State Rams kicked off Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference tournament play with a dominating 20-9 victory over visiting Utah State on Saturday afternoon. The Rams rang up a season-high 68 shots and led wire to wire to advance to next weekend's RMLC semifinals in Grand Junction, CO.

CSU jumped all over the Aggies early and led 6-2 after one period of play. The Rams led 9-4 at halftime and 15-8 after three before coasting to the 20-9 final. The game marked the first postseason contest held on campus at Colorado State University since the year 2000 as the RMLC moved to a quarterfinal format for this season.

The Rams were led by a five-point effort on four goals and one assist by sophomore Jake Johnson (Bridgton Academy; Lake Forest, CA) and four points by freshman Matt King (Avon Grove HS; West Grove, CA). Twelve other players got a point as every active player on the roster got time for CSU.

Utah State's Matthew Taylor had five goals for the Aggies, who also got two points from Kevin Mann. Aggie goaltender David Colby had 22 saves in the loss.

Colorado State moves to 11-4 on the season and will face the #3 BYU Cougars on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. MST at Walker Field in Grand Junction, CO. The Cougars defeated CSU 10-7 in early March as the teams will face off in the RMLC semifinals for the first time since 2009.


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