Colorado Mesa women’s lacrosse team can’t overcome early deficit

Colorado Mesa fell behind early and never recovered.

The Lindenwood (Mo.) University women’s lacrosse team scored the first 10 goals en route to a 21-4 victory over the Mavericks on windy Friday in St. Charles, Mo. Wind gusts were reported at 22 mph.

The Lions (2-1) took 38 shots and limited Mesa to 14. The Mavericks (0-2) had 26 turnovers.

Freshman Rachel Sutton led Mesa (0-2) with two goals, both late in the first half. The Mavericks trailed 11-2 at halftime.

Mesa’s Allie Henderson scored one goal and had one assist. Keri Kopchik scored for Mesa on an assist by Amanda Simon.

Kathryn St. George led the Lions with four goals. Lexi Crusha had three goals and two assists.

Track & Field

Colorado Mesa men and women got off to a slow start in the RMAC Indoor Championships in Chadron, Neb.

The Mavericks failed to place a single athlete in the nine finals (four men, five women) on the first day of the meet.

The men and women didn’t qualify a runner for the finals of the 55-meter high hurdles, 55 dash, 200 dash or 400 dash.

The meet continues today with the finals in the mile, hurdles, 400, 55, 800, 200, 3,000 and the 1,600 relay. The men’s heptathlon and shot put and women’s triple jump and pole vault finals take place today.

Men’s Soccer

Colorado Mesa added another goalkeeper to the mix for next season, signing Nick Mabry. The ThunderRidge High School senior was a three-year varsity starter, team captain and all-conference pick. He played for the Real Colorado club team.

“Nick is a quality goalkeeper,” CMU coach Josh Pittman said in a release. “He has a good frame and great fundamentals. He is going to improve tremendously over the next few years and he is somebody that we are looking at to lead our program in the future.”

Mesa had four goalkeepers in the program last year, including two freshmen.


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