Following a bye week, the University of Colorado lacrosse team gets back in action on Tuesday, March 4. The Buffaloes host Temple in their first ever home game at Kittredge Field. First draw is at 3 p.m.
SCOUTING THE TEMPLE OWLS: After a two game losing skid, the Temple Owls bounced back with a 10-8 win over Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponent Oregon. Temple holds a 2-2 overall record, but has fallen in its only road game of the young season (a 17-9 defeat at Cornell). Eleven Owls have scored this season, with six players netting three goals or more. Senior Jaymie Tabor leads the squad with 11 goals off 22 shots and ranks 18th in the nation with a 3.67 goals per game average. Freshman Morgan Glassford has recorded three goals, an assist and seven ground balls. Goalies Jaqi Kakalecik and Rachel Hall have each spent 120 minutes in the crease, allowing a total of 39 goals and grabbing 21 combined saves. Kakalecik ranks in the nation’s top 23 in goals-against average (7.00) and save percentage (.500).
LIVE STREAM: Can’t make it to the game? Watch the live stream at buffs.me/buffslive.
KITTREDGE FIELD: Kittredge Field, located on Kittredge Loop on the eastern edge of the University of Colorado’s Main Campus, is the official home of Colorado lacrosse. Kitt Field showcases Boulder’s Flatiron Mountains and a pristine field courtesy of CU’s turf management team. While there are bleachers for approximately 350, fans of CU lacrosse are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on in the open areas. Amenities for Colorado lacrosse fans include concessions and bathrooms in the Coors Events Center concourse and free game programs. Parking in Lot 416 is free beginning one hour prior to each game. For more information, including a parking map and directions, please visit http://buffs.me/1fCNVuE.
LAST TIME OUT: After falling to reigning regular season conference champions Denver in their MPSF opener, the Buffs came back with a 13-10 win over Regis in CU’s inaugural home opener. A total of 812 fans came to the historic game to cheer the Buffs to victory. The Buffs did a great job of spreading the offense, with eight different players scoring goals, two netting hat tricks and two scoring their first goals. Johnna Fusco had a game-high five points off of three goals and two assists. Fusco also grabbed a game-high seven ground balls and six draw controls. Sarah Lautman scored her first goal for the Buffs just 30 seconds into the game, and earned her first hat trick with 14:32 remaining in the second half. Tori Link also netted her first collegiate goal against Regis, helping the Buffs to their biggest lead of the game, 13-6, with 13:16 remaining. Though the Buffs grabbed a seven goal lead, the game was a tight match-up. CU just edged Regis in shots (28 to 21) and draw controls (15 to 10). In the final 11:18 of the game, Regis closed the game on a 4-0 run, but it wasn’t enough to ever grab a lead over CU.