Lacrosse loses back-to-back games

The men’s lacrosse team suffered a close loss to the Utah State Aggies on March 7, losing 9-8. They followed this loss by another, this time a 7-6 overtime loss to the UM Grizzlies on March 9, making the Cats’ overall record 3-2.

In the first game, the Aggies pressed the Bobcats hard throughout the game, both offensively and defensively. Sophomore Preston Knight was the high scorer in the game, with half of the Bobcats goals. Bobcat sophomore goalie Parker Fairey held his ground, with 15 saves in the Utah game and an incredible 23 saves in the Cat-Griz game, ending the game with 76 percent of all shots blocked.

“We were missing some players, however we played reasonably well. We were losing at the start of the fourth quarter, but we were able to tie the game in the final minute and send the game to overtime,” captain Connor Dack said about the Cat-Griz game.

Despite the two most recent losses, Dack emphasises that “We are ranked 27th in the MCLA national poll,” and the Bobcats (3-2) are still leading the division ahead of Fort Lewis College (2-0) and Western Colorado (1-1). The Bobcats are looking ahead to their next game, a rematch against the Griz on March 21 in Missoula at 6 p.m. The next home game will be April 12 versus Colorado School of Mines at 4 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium, a full schedule is available at msulax.org/schedule.

For more information about the Bobcats lacrosse team or if you want to join next season, email team captain Dack at msumenslacrosse@gmail.com.