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Griffins Continue Streak with 23-3 Defeat of Utah State

For Immediate Release – Westminster Lacrosse
Westminster Griffins LacrosseSALT LAKE CITY – The second-ranked Westminster College men’s lacrosse team continued to roll with a 23-3 win over in-state rival Utah State on Monday afternoon at Dumke Field.
Westminster has now won four straight games and sit at 10-4 overall this season. The four wins have all come at home and the Griffins have outscored the opposition 87-12 during the stretch.
It was another quick start for the Griffins as they got a goal from Kyle Postler less than two minutes into the game. Westminster would score the game’s first five goals and after Utah State (4-9) scored with 3:39 to play in the first quarter, the Griffins then went on a 14-0 run to the end of the third quarter to lead 19-1 after three.
The Griffins took 58 shots and put 31 on cage while holding USU to just 16 shots with only 11 on target. Westminster won 22-of-29 faceoffs and also finished with a 46-23 edge in ground balls. They scored on their only extra-man opportunity and were successful on 23 of the 25 clear attempts.
Collin Madsen led the Griffins scoring attack with five goals on eight shots. He also won 8-of-11 faceoffs and picked up nine ground balls. Adam Marfice scored our goals and Postler finished with three goals and five assists for a team-high eight points. Cole Christensen and Jake Arthur added three goals apiece.
All three goalies saw time for the Griffins with Erik Gronseth earning the win with four saves in 25 minutes of play. Chris Burckle played 23 minutes with two saves and Ben Tourek made two stops in his 12 minutes.
Westminster is back in action on Saturday when they welcome No. 4 Concordia (Calif.) to town. The game from Dumke Field will begin at 1 p.m.
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