CSU Moves to RMLC Finals With 24-4 Win Over Utah
By Alex Smith
April 30, 2004
On an absolutely beautiful Friday afternoon in Provo, UT, the #2 Colorado
State Rams did not waste any time in jumping all over the 4th seeded and #19
Utah Utes. The Rams scored five goals in the first six minutes of the game
to race out to a 9-1 first quarter lead. Six different players scored at
least four points as CSU scored seven more goals in the second quarter to
take a 16-1 lead into the halftime break en route to a 24-4 win in the first
Colorado State played a very good mental game, adjusting to what the Utes
were doing on offense and making the Utes work for everything on defense.
CSU scored goals at least once every three minutes during the first three
and a half quarters.
Tim Farquhar (Collegiate HS, VA) had a hat trick in the first quarter as he
had success dodging the Utah midfielders. Farquhar finished with four goals
and one assists. Tim Chorey (Algonquin HS, MA) also found holes in the Ute
defense, scoring five goals and adding one assist for a game high six
points. Utah seemed a little late getting to their slides, and the Rams
used some deadly shooting to put the Utes away.
Everyone on the active roster got time in the game for the Rams, including
all three goalies. Midfielder Pat Bird (Bishop O’Dowd HS, CA) and attackman
Matt Disney (Heritage HS, CO) also got four goals as the Rams rained shots
on the Utah goaltenders. Kelten Johnson (Bainbridge HS, WA) and Matt Reiss
(Sycamore HS, OH) were the two other players with over four points for
Colorado State (20-1) move to the RMLC Finals for the sixth straight year
where they will meet the Colorado Buffaloes, who beat Brigham Young
University in a spirited 10-9 overtime game. The Buffs and Rams met two
weeks ago in Denver, a game that CSU won 8-7 in front of 2000 fans. There
will likely not be as many in attendance on Saturday, but the two rivals
seem destined for another great game.
- CSU continued to win the face-off battle, taking 18 of 30 draws on the
- Ten players registered points for the Rams.
- CSU dominated the shot department, taking 52 shots to Utah’s 17.
- CSU’s leading goal scorer, Nick Stanitz-Harper did not play in the
semifinal game. He is probable for the finals.
Score By Quarter:
CSU: 9 – 7 – 6 – 2 = 24
Utah: 1 – 0 – 2 – 1 = 4
CSU: Chorey (5), Disney, Bird, Farquhar (4), Reiss, Johnson, Stevens (2),
Utah: Turkula (2), Fernandez, Qualey (1)
CSU: Johnson (3), Reiss (2), Disney, Murphy, Chorey, Farquhar, Johns,
Stevens, Stone (1)
Utah: Qualey (1)
CSU: Jokisch (30:00 minutes, 3 saves, 1 goals against), Bisnette (18:00
minutes, 2 saves, 1 goals against), Fitzgerald (12:00 minutes, 1 saves, 1
Utah: Hale (25:00 minutes, 2 saves, 17 goals against), Johnson (35:00
minutes, 2 saves, 7 goals against)
CSU: 2 for 1:00
Utah: 2 for 1:30