Colorado Mesa men’s lacrosse team upends No. 20 Rollins

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Colorado Mesa men upend No. 20 Rollins

Colorado Mesa’s men’s lacrosse team knocked off the No. 20 team in the nation Thursday, upending Rollins College 13-9 in Winter Park, Florida, to start the Mavericks’ spring break trip.

The Mavericks (7-1) were receiving votes in the national poll, and took control of the game after Jack Griffin scored with 2:38 to play in the first quarter to tie the game 3-3.

Mesa scored twice early in the second quarter, and went on a three-goal run to push the lead to 8-5 at the end of the third.

Connor Larrick scored with two seconds left in the first half, giving the Mavericks a 6-5 lead. Steve Brandenburg scored back-to-back goal in the opening three minutes of the second half, but Rollins came back with three straight goals to tie it 8-8 with less than five minutes to play in the third quarter.

Jake Douglas gave CMU a 9-8 lead, and Reece Callies scored with a man advantage with 30 seconds left in the quarter. Mesa outscored Rollins 3-1 in the fourth quarter, getting goals from Brandenburg, Callies and Calen Ketcham.

Cook’s five goals lead Mavs to easy win


Jessica Cook continued to attack the goal Thursday for the Colorado Mesa women’s lacrosse team, scoring five goals in the Mavericks’ 20-2 rout of Oklahoma Baptist.

Cook, who recorded her 100th career goal on Tuesday, also had one assist in the game. Olivia Hayden scored four goals and Hannah Payton two. A total of 15 different Mavericks (4-2, 2-1 RMAC) had at least one goal or one assist in the game.

Colorado Mesa took 34 shots and allowed only seven, with keeper Jillian Pfeifer recording four saves and allowing one goal. Kierstin Elder played the final 27 minutes, making one save and allowing one goal for CMU.


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