Furious Fourth Quarter leads Pack MLAX past Southwestern 16-13

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AURORA, Colo. (March 29, 2019) -Colorado State University - Pueblo Men's Lacrosse used a 5-2 run in the fourth quarter to defeat Southwestern University 16-13 Friday afternoon in a neutral site at the Aurora Sports Complex.

Anthony Ferrie (Sr., Littleton, Colo.) and Tommy Vassallo (Jr., Sarasota, Fla.) each totaled seven points. Ferrie matched a career-high with five goals and handed out two assists. Ferrie also recorded eight ground balls.

Vassallo matched a career-high four goals. He also tied a career-high with three assists.

Taylor Davis (Sr., Littleton, Colo.) netted his fifth hat trick of the season. Davis pocketed three goals, giving him 26 goals on the season.

Weston Bartgis (Sr., El Cajon, Calif.) picked up four points. Bartgis dished out three assists. He scored one goal in the win. Bartgis caused two turnovers.

Caleb Cole (Fr., Houston, Texas) tacked on two goals. Cole corralled five ground balls, setting a season-high. Fellow freshman Skylar Weathers (Ogden, Utah) netted a goal as well.

Devin Thrower (Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.) caused two turnovers and added two ground balls. Thrower also fished out an assist. Freshmen, Seth Demerson (Houston, Texas) and Matt Lutz (Austin, Texas) each caused two turnovers too.

The Pack raced out to a 4-1 lead. Three consecutive goals from the Pirates tied it at four. Ferrie and Davis found the back of the net to give the Pack a 6-4 lead after one. Six different ThunderWolves scored in the first.

Much like the first quarter, the Pack began the second stanza on a 4-1 run. They closed the first half with a 10-6 lead.

The third quarter belonged to the Pirates. They outscored the Pack 4-1 in the third to jump back within a goal, making it 11-10.

Just 11 seconds into the fourth quarter, the Pirates tied the game at 11. CSU-Pueblo fired up at that point. The ThunderWolves netted the next four goals to take a 15-11 lead. They would close out the Pirates with a 16-13 win.

Ethan Ferrie (Fr., Littleton, Colo.) earned the win. He made 12 saves on 19 shots in the second half.

The Pack now holds a 4-3 record. They will return home to face Notre Dame De Namur University Saturday at 5 p.m. at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.