This Week in Rams Athletics: Softball plays in Capital Classic
March 16, 2009
By Kaity Mallo
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- After finishing play at the National Invitational Tournament last weekend in San Jose, Calif., the Colorado State softball team takes a break from tournaments this week.
The Rams will travel to Stockton, Calif., on Tuesday for a doubleheader against Pacific. The games will take place at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. MT. At 2 p.m. MT on Wednesday, the team will play Nevada in Reno, Nev.
The weekend brings another tournament for the Rams. The Capital Classic in Sacramento, Calif., begins Thursday with games vs. Dartmouth and Sacramento State. The tilts start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., MT, respectively. The games will continue throughout the weekend, as the Rams try to chase a winning tournament record.
They will face Dartmouth again on Friday starting at 2 p.m. MT and play California at 12 p.m. MT on Saturday. The team will conclude the tournament with a final game on Sunday when it attempts to win against Cal Poly at 12 p.m. MT.
Women's tennis home Saturday
The tennis team returns home Saturday to take on Eastern Washington. The match, at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness in south Fort Collins (behind Sam's Club), will begin at 2 p.m. MT. Admission is free.
After a 1-3 finish at the Loyola Marymount Invitational this past weekend in Los Angeles, Calif., the team will prepare for a trip on Friday to Riverside, Calif., to compete in the Cal Baptist tournament.
The Rams begin the tournament playing Wagner at 10:15 a.m. MT Friday and later will have a rematch against Cal State San Bernardino Friday afternoon. The Rams beat CSUSB, 10-6, at the LMU Invitational last weekend. On Saturday, the water polo team will meet Redlands at 9 a.m. MT and then conclude its spring break trip by playing Cal Baptist at 1 p.m. MT.
The competition includes New Mexico, New Mexico State, San Diego, San Diego State, St. Mary's, San Jose State, Utah, UTEP and Wyoming. Senior Zen Brown, juniors Bryce Hanstad, Dustin Morris, Riley Arp, sophomore Ryan Peterson and freshman Zahkai Brown are the golfers representing CSU this week in the Barona Collegiate Cup.
Following the conclusion of the competition early in the week, the team will travel to Tucson, Ariz., for the NIT, which begins Sunday.
The teams scheduled to compete include Baylor, Iowa, Iowa State, McLennan Community College, Missouri State, New Mexico State, SMU, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, North Texas, UT-Pan American, UT-San Antonio, and Wichita State. Colorado State is the only MWC team in attendance at the tournament hosted by Baylor. Live scoring for CSU women's golf fans wanting to follow the invitational is available at www.golfstat.com.
Swimming and diving
Last year, the Rams opened their season at the CU Potts Invitational with outstanding performances from Missy Faubus in the discus and Meagan Berg in the hammer, both hitting NCAA regional-qualifying marks.