Colorado College gets the 100th win for coach, Sean Woods. History was made when the Colorado College Tigers (4-0) took on the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves (1-2). The Tigers put on an impressive offensive display with an 18-8 victory that secured Head Coach Sean Woods with his 100th win. I don’t know what to say about the milestone other than I love coaching for Colorado College,” Woods said. “Our department, our alumni, our parents. It’s just special here.
“For the past nine-plus years I’ve gone to work every day with great appreciation that I get to coach the greatest group of young men out there. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of their lives and my 100 wins here are simply just a milestone. I take much more pride in the relationships and the role I’ve played in all the Tigers I’ve coached. This truly is a special lacrosse family that we have here at CC.”
A closely played first quarter saw each squad scoring twice. Anders Erickson (4g,3a) kicked started things for the Tigers but, Trenton Steele (5G) and Skylar Wearhers (3g,1a) put the Thunderhawks up, 2-1. With :40 to play, Declan Maguire (2g) closed the curtain on the opening stanza.
Dylan Wells (2g,1a), Noah Beecher (1g,2a) followed by Elliot Nelson (2g,3a) put the Tigers in a lead they would not surrender.
Weathers made it 5-3 but Nelson had an answer. Steele nailed two just :27 apart and we had a one-goal game at 6-5. Beecher set up Jacob Smith (1g) with :35 on the clock and the clock hit all zeros and the half was upon us with the Tigers in front, 7-5.
Colorado College put it in another gear and outscored Colorado Pueblo, 7-1 in the third. It took :13 seconds for Erickson to hit the net. Erickson then had the helper on the EMO when Malay Hansen (4g) got his first. Winston Chodnocki (1g) won the ensuing faceoff and took it to the house.
Weathers stopped the uprising but the Tigers growled and went right back to work thanks to, Dylan Wells, Nelson assisting Declan Maguire on another extra-man tally, Hansen and Erickson notching his 17th closed the third with the Tigers just looking to close it out holding a 14-6 advantage.
Hansen tacked on his 11th before Weathers hit Steele to make it 15-7. The usual suspects, Erickson and Hansen countered before Steele answered with 1:05 to play. This game needed an exclamation point and Jack Murdock (1g) supplied it and Coach Woods had his 100th, 18-8.
Dis and Dat
Shots were very one-sided with the Tigers firing 67 to CSU’s 36. On goal was the same. 35-27. Ground balls also went the Tigers way, 44-34. Turnovers were fairly even with Colorado holding an edge at 23-22. Despite the score, the goaltenders were impressive with Ben Anastos making 18 saves in 55:26 for the Tigers with Garret Breelin stopping 17 for the Thunderwolves. Winston Chodnicki had a goal and went 15 of 20 from the “X”. Colorado College gets the 100th win for coach.