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Buffs to take on CSU Rams in Lacrosse Showdown
Denver, CO – On Saturday, April 21, 2012, one of the biggest games of the club lacrosse season will be taking place at Sports Authority Field at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.
Two of the biggest rivals in all of Colorado sports will face off in the 8th official Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Showdown as the Colorado Buffaloes take on the CSU Rams.
The Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Showdown is always a heated event between two teams that have a great history. This will be the 5th such match-up between the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference rivals on such a large stage.
This game always draws a large crowd, and this year should be no different because of the game’s importance in Conference play, as well as being the biggest rivalry game in all of Colorado lacrosse.
Colorado comes into the game in 1st place overall in the RMLC after defeating BYU on April 5. Colorado State dropped their game to BYU just two days later setting up a contest that could be for first place overall in conference as the regular season comes to a close.
The young offense for the Buffaloes has dealt with injury with senior midfielder and Captain Thomas Appel tearing his MCL late March. But sophomore attackman Riley Seidel has picked up the slack for Colorado with 31 points so far this season.
The Buffs are buckling down this week. The team is going through films of their past games, lifting, conditioning and practicing hard to assure their readiness when they walk out of the stadium tunnels at Mile High.
The Rams lead in scoring by junior attackman Austin Fisher, who has recorded 55 points so far this season.
CU is averaging 6.78 goals against in their 14 games this year, but this is similarly matched by CSU averaging only five goals against.
Colorado junior goalie Bradley MacNee has been performing at a high level all season, and is a large part of the Buffs' success on Defense. MacNee holds the bulk of the veteran players on the team.
Last year, Colorado State swept the Buffs with a pair of frustrating 9-8 victories, but the two losses for the Buffs could have been different in both games.
This year the Buffs hit the ground running with their work cut out for them. Head Coach John Galvin returned back to the team after his last season in 2009.
In a match up earlier this season, CSU jumped out to an 8-3 lead at halftime before watching the Buffs stampede back into the game and tie it at 8. The Rams got a late goal to win it in an emotional victory.
Two weeks later, it was the exact opposite scenario. This time, it was CU exploding out of the gates, scoring the game’s first five goals before Colorado State stormed back in the second half to win it.
Both games were extremely entertaining, much like the anticipation for the lacrosse showdown this year.
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