Late goal lifts Mesa men’s lacrosse team to win in N.C.
Austin Pridham scored with 26 seconds left in regulation Saturday to lift the Colorado Mesa University men’s lacrosse team to an 8-7 road victory over Queens (N.C.) University in Charlotte, N.C.
Mesa teammate Griffin Perkiel picked up a ground ball off a Queens turnover leading to Pridham’s game-winner.
Pridham led the Mavericks (2-2) with three goals. James Sharp scored two goals. Perkiel had one goal and one assist.
The Royals (2-3) took a 2-0 lead early, but the Mavericks came back to tie the game 3-3 early in the second period.
The Mavericks took their first lead late in the third period on Pridham’s second goal. Sharp gave Mesa a 7-5 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Queens scored twice in a three-minute stretch to tie the game 7-7.
Neither team led by more than two goals during the contest.
Mesa goalie Brad Brandenburg had 13 saves.
Colorado Mesa’s doubleheader with Regis was canceled because of inclement weather in the Denver metro area.
They were Mesa’s first games of the season canceled because of weather. They will not be rescheduled.
Regis and Mesa were scheduled to play one game Friday, two Saturday and one today, but they moved it to a doubleheader Friday and Saturday, attempting to get the series in before it snowed.
The Mavericks (12-4, 6-0 RMAC) swept Friday’s doubleheader 6-5 and 2-0 to run their winning streak to eight games.
The Mavericks are back on the road next weekend to play a four-game series at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
Colorado Mesa’s softball doubleheader with Regis in Denver was canceled.
The teams were scheduled to play doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday, but they moved the games to Friday and Saturday in an attempt to beat the storm.
The Mavericks (9-6-1, 7-2-1 RMAC) split Friday’s doubleheader, winning the first game 4-2. The Rangers (2-17, 1-7 RMAC) won the second game 5-3.
Mesa hosts Fort Lewis College in a four-game series next weekend at Bergman Field.
The Colorado Mesa women’s team rolled to an 8-1 victory over Holy Names (Calif.) University, a first-year Division II program in the Dixie State Invitational in St. George, Utah.
The Mavericks (7-9) swept the doubles matches and won five of six singles. Rachel McLaughlin (No. 4), Emily Dodson (No. 5) and Nicole Lessley (No. 6) each won 6-0, 6-0.
Colorado Mesa’s men’s and women’s dual against nationally-ranked Cameron (Okla.) University was moved back to 1 p.m. today at the Elliott Tennis Center.
The Cameron men’s team is ranked 20th. Its women’s team is ranked 12th.
The dual will be moved to the Junction Indoor Tennis Center if weather prevents playing outdoors.