Sports Brief | Golf, lacrosse, softball and baseball, April 4-10

Women’s golf  

     UCCS women’s golf ended their regular season with a 10th place finish at the West Texas A&M Desert Invite. UCCS ended with a 637.  

     Sophomore Emily Shimkus led UCCS both days and finished 13th overall after recording 10 pars and four birdies in the opening round. Shimkus then followed that with nine pars and two birdies. 

     Redshirt senior Julia Baroth was just behind Shimkus and tied 29th overall with a 158. After scoring five straight pars and adding four pars and a birdie, she recorded a 38 on each half of the course. Senior Dakotah Kreil was 42nd overall with a 162 and sophomore Jordyn Allen was behind her, tying for 58th place.  

     The women’s golf team traveled to Chandler, Arizona, to compete in the RMAC tournament from April 17-19. 

Men’s golf  

     UCCS men’s golf wrapped up their regular season with their lowest tournament score of the season at their two-day tournament at Western New Mexico University on April 4-5. The team ended eighth out of 18 teams.  

     Redshirt junior Barrett Jones was on top for UCCS, tying for eighth place. Jones ended with a three under par 213 (69, 70, 74).  

     Two lower classmen were behind him. Redshirt sophomore Brady Haake and freshman Rio Newcombe tied for 22nd and 45th place respectively. Haake notched six birdies while Newcombe finished with five.  

     The team headed to the RMAC championships from April 17-19 in Chandler, Arizona. 


     UCCS women’s lacrosse won big on the road on April 8 at Fort Lewis College, dominating 20-6. 

     Both teams battled early in the first quarter as UCCS stayed ahead close 5-4. Adams State scored two more points for the rest of the match.  

     A connection between senior midfield Natalie Church and sophomore attack Chloe Harding helped ignite a 12-0 run after the game’s slow start. At halftime, the Mountain Lions were up 12-4, holding Adams State scoreless for 27 minutes. After Adams State scored their final two points, UCCS responded with seven more goals.  

     Church reached a career milestone by overtaking former attack Vanessa Nelson’s top career mark of 174 shots on goal. She now has 180. She also reached the 300-mark for draw controls with 304; she entered the match with 295.  


     UCCS softball ended 1-3 in a series against MSU Denver between April 9 and 10. Despite the losses, most of the matches were close and within one to two points.  

     Game 1 on April 9 was the first loss of the series in low-scoring game where the Mountain Lions fell 3-4. It was all UCCS early as they scored all three of their runs in the first inning. The MSU Roadrunners returned in the first inning with a score and followed that with four more throughout the game.  

     Game 2 was similar to the first. UCCS took the lead early but this time they continued to hold it. UCCS was ahead 5-2 in the bottom half of the final inning. However, the Roadrunners scored five runs to finish out the match, winning the game 7-5.  

     The Mountain Lions won with a strong offensive attack in the Game 3 on April 10 by outscoring MSU 11-10. It was all UCCS as they stayed ahead 9-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning. MSU came back and tied the game 10-10, forcing extra innings where UCCS scored their final run off of a drawn walk from redshirt junior Bryn Horton.  

     There was nothing for UCCS in the final game of the series, as they looked to split the series, but MSU outscored the Mountain Lions 9-1 over the course of the game. UCCS’ only score was in the first inning and after it was all Roadrunners.  

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     UCCS baseball fell 0-4 in a four-game series at Regis from April 8-10. The game on April 8 ended in a 15-7 loss that had UCCS on their heels the entire time. Regis, out of the gate, scored seven runs in their second inning. The Mountain Lions continually cut the lead throughout only for Regis to respond and score in the following innings. 

     Game 2 went just as badly for the Mountain Lions as the team failed to score at all over the course of the game. Regis scored all five points by the sixth inning. UCCS fell behind early in game three. In the second inning, Regis pulled ahead by a score of 4-2 and that was the closest UCCS was to them. UCCS lost 10-5.  

     Game 4 was similar to the first game in that UCCS tied their score of seven and almost came back several times throughout. Including in the bottom of the third the team had a 4-3 deficit. The deficit increased as Regis ended up winning 14-7.