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2013 ULN Staff Game Picks: Week 3

Each week of the high school season we will pick the winners a handful of random games that week. You can join along as well by leaving a comment with your picks. This week features four great games. We take a look at the Skyline v. Juan Diego girls game, Pleasant Grove v. Alta boys game, Timpanogos v. Viewmont boys game and the Boise State v. Ute Women’s Lacrosse game on Saturday which is part of the Salt Lake Classic. Let’s also hope none of these games get cancelled due to the snow! We’d also like to welcome Pierce Walker to the picks who has assured me he didn’t cheat on the Week 1 picks (He picked them all right…). Pierce is 7-1, Sean is 5-3, Tim is 4-4 and Scott is 3-5.
Girls: Skyline @ Juan Diego – Friday, 3/22
Pierce Walker: Skyline wins 11-6
Skyline is simply superb. I love their draw setup and control. I respect their defense and believe they will win this game for the Eagles. Juan Diego will get a good taste of what their playoff competition will look like but will struggle to stop Anna and Annie.
Sean Zuckerman: Skyline wins 12-7
Skyline has one win already this week. I think they’ll snag another on the road.
Scott Robinson: Skyline wins 14-5
Skyline is too sound in the midfield
Tim Haslam: Skyline wins 13-9
Skyline has too many weapons and are playing good lacrosse at this point in the season.
Boys: Pleasant Grove @ Alta – Friday, 3/22
Pierce Walker: Alta wins 13-5
Alta has a great schedule for competition this week with Olympus and Pleasant Grove. I believe the Hawks will rise to the occasion and win out the week. I think Alta is dominate offensively and sound on the defensive end, making them a guarantee playoff team and potentially a state championship squad.
Sean Zuckerman: Alta wins 13-8
Pleasant Grove after a hot start has dropped two in a row. Including a close game to an Olympus team that the Alta Hawks handled easily
Scott Robinson: Pleasant Grove wins 12-8
The Vikings are primed to regain their form and come away with the upset.
Tim Haslam: Alta wins 16-9
Pleasant Grove is in a rut and this will be their 3rd game in 4 days. Look for Alta to get up early for the win.
Boys: Timpanogos @ Viewmont – Saturday, 3/23
Pierce Walker: Viewmont wins 10-4
I think we will see the Timberwolves struggle in this matchup. With losing plenty of seniors this season looks like a rebuilding year.
Sean Zuckerman: Viewmont wins 9-6
Timpanogos has a ways to travel to get to Bountiful. Because of that Viewmont has a chance to get a solid win on a D-I team.
Scott Robinson: Viewmont wins 10-8
Timpanogos beat Viewmont in the state playoffs last year. Viewmont is under new command and I think we see a different turn out this week.
Tim Haslam: Timpanogos wins 10-8
I’m going to pick the road team in this match-up. I think the Timberwolves will be hungry for a win and come out on top.
WCLA: Boise State @ Utah – Saturday, 3/23
Pierce Walker: Utah wins 9-5
I really like Utah’s defense in this matchup. With great new players this Utah team will be a dark horse later down the road of the season. Keep your eyes on this Ute team, very very underestimated.
Sean Zuckerman: Utah wins 15-9
The Broncos play three games in Salt Lake City Saturday. The Utes are there second match-up. On the season Utah has played five more games than Boise already with five more wins. The Utes should have the legs and the game experience to win this one.
Scott Robinson: Utah wins 15-5
After a solid recruiting class, Utah should handle Boise fairly easily.
Tim Haslam: Utah wins 20-6
Utah is too good this year to lose to the Broncos. Look for Utah to put away the Broncos early on.
What do you think? Leave your comments and picks below!

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      1. I think an upset is a result that people don’t see coming. The fact that I was the only one to pick it makes it a 1-3 odds. Rankings matter, taking march madness, but in this case I am just referring to the other voters all picking BYU! lol.

  1. I don’t know the girl’s games well enough to pick a winner, but on the boy’s side, with the loss of Michael Perry and the amount of time PG spends in the penalty box, Alta 15 PG 5. Viewmont has played and lost against some good teams and Timpanogos has yet to play an instate team…Viewmont 9 to 8 in overtime.

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