Colorado State hosts their first two home games this weekend against Boise State (18) Friday night, and Oregon (19) on Sunday morning. Both games will take place at Loveland Sports Park.
The Boise State Broncos are currently 5-1, with their only loss to BYU (4). They are led on offense by Adam Smith and Liam Finn, both of whom have notched 34 points through the first six games of the season.
“Boise State has played a couple of really good teams in Simon Frasier and BYU. They pushed BYU pretty far, and only ended up losing by 3 to a perennial contender in the MCLA. So Boise state is for real. If we don’t bring our A-game then they will show up and beat us on our home turf.” said Head Coach Ted Fifield.
Oregon is no slouch either. The Ducks are 4 -0 to start the season and have won each game by at least ten goals. The attack trio of Grant Clifford, Michael Marcott, John Finegan has given opposing defenses fits this year. The Rams defense will look to lock down the high scoring Ducks when they visit on Sunday.
“Oregon has a lot of players with great offensive numbers. Against Oregon we’re going to have to do what we did down in the desert; play strong defense, communicate well, and just get after it.” said Fifield.
The Rams are coming off a morale boosting win against the defending MCLA Champion Grand Canyon Lopes last weekend. They plan to carry that energy into the games this weekend as they prepare to defend their home turf.
“The guys are definitely excited to play some games here in Fort Collins. Our team has a chip on its shoulder. We believe that we have some of the best players in the MCLA and the best way to prove that is to be dominant on your home turf.” said Fifield.
The Rams learned a lot about their identity against Arizona and Grand Canyon. They have always known that they had a great defense. The team’s 11 goal outburst against the Lopes.