Colorado Mesa men’s lacrosse team falls to Dominican
Dominican (Calif.) University took over first place in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association men’s standings with an 11-8 victory over Colorado Mesa on Saturday afternoon in San Rafael, Calif.
The Penguins (3-5, 2-0 WILA) lead by one game over Colorado Mesa (3-3, 1-1 WILA). The two meet again at noon April 7 at Walker Field.
The Mavericks scored the first goal of the third quarter for a 6-4 lead, but they were outscored 7-2 the rest of the way.
“We had a few mistakes in the third that hurt us,” CMU coach A.J. Stevens said. “They are better this year, but we’re better as well. We’ve got to make sure we get them at home.”
Dominican scored two goals in the final seven minutes to pull away.
Josh Russell led Mesa with two goals and two assists. Austin Pridham had two goals and one assist.
Mesa goalie Brad Brandenburg had 13 saves, including 10 in the first half.
Dominican freshman Cody Bernstein scored three goals and had three assists.
Colorado Mesa’s games against No. 13 Colorado School of Mines and Metro State were canceled because of snow and cold weather in Golden. The games will not be rescheduled.
Mesa (13-8-1, 11-4-1 RMAC) will host UC-Colorado Springs in a four-game series Friday and Saturday at Bergman Field.
Colorado Mesa’s dual against the University of Northern Colorado scheduled for today was moved to Wednesday because of weather conditions.
The Mavericks play the University of Nebraska-Kearney at 11 a.m. Monday in Grand Island, Neb., then Hastings (Neb.) College at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Grand Island, Neb.