The Fort Lewis College mens lacrosse club team scored a critical win April 22, and in the process, secured a trip to the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference playoffs.
Fort Lewis bested the University of New Mexico 8-4 but fell to the University of Northern Colorado 14-7 two days later at Ray Dennison Memorial Field, splitting a pair of home contests to lock up a Division II postseason berth in its club lacrosse league.
The Skyhawks broke open a 2-2 tie against the Lobos in the second quarter with goals from Ellsworth McCormack and a pair from Josh deGuzman, all assisted by Drew Larson, to lead 5-2. FLC closed out the half with goals from Kevin Harkey and Aaron Blue for a comfortable 7-2 lead.
Larsons goal off of deGuzmans feed in the fourth quarter sealed the deal after a third-quarter rally cut the lead to 7-4.
Andrew Allsup scored twice in the first half for the Skyhawks.
Larsons five goals, seven groundballs and nine faceoff wins wasnt enough for the Skyhawks in the April 24 matchup with the Bears.
Throughout the result and man-up opportunities and the entire game, FLCs attack couldnt find its rhythm against the high-pressure Bear defenders, FLC head coach Zane Bilgrav said in an email to The Durango Herald.
The RMLC playoffs will begin today in Grand Junction.
FLC will play Colorado School of Mines at 4 p.m. today for a chance at the RMLC semifinals.