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BYU Men’s Lacrosse Falls to Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The BYU Men’s Lacrosse team lost its first game of the 2012 season against Cal Poly University on Monday in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The Cougars (5-1) faced Cal Poly (3-0) after coming off a double-overtime victory against the Chapman University Panthers on Saturday night. After the win over Chapman, BYU Head Coach Matt Schneck said it was going to be important to prepare the team for Monday’s game against Cal Poly.
“It’s going to be our sixth game in 12 days,” Schneck said. “We’ll be making sure the guys are prepared and focused in on a tough Cal Poly team, and we expect it to be a very tough game on Monday as well.”
Cal Poly started the game strong by scoring two unanswered goals in the beginning minutes of the first quarter. At the end of the first half, BYU was down 7-3.
Throughout the remainder of the game, BYU attempted to make a comeback. The Cougars were down 10-4 during the third quarter. Led by senior Andrew Harding, they were able to bring the score to within one point.
Despite BYU’s attempts to tie the game, Cal Poly’s defense fought hard and their effort was rewarded with a final score of 10-9, and a win over the Cougars.
“We played probably our best half that I’ve seen in a long time,” Cal Poly Head Coach Mark Lea said. “Obviously BYU is the National Champion for a reason so they fought back during the second half, started putting a lot of pressure on the ball, and climbed back in it. We were lucky we could outlast them.”
BYU will look forward to some rest before its next game against the University of New Mexico on Friday March 9 at 7:00 p.m. at North University Lacrosse Field in Provo.
About BYU Lacrosse
The Brigham Young University Men’s Lacrosse Team is a proud member of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). The Cougars have won four MCLA National Championship Titles – 1997, 2000, 2007 and 2011, and have been honored with more than 100 All-Americans who have proudly worn the Y. For more information, please visit www.byulacrosse.com and follow at www.twitter.com/byulacrosse.
 

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