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Griffins Home for Two Games against Teams from Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – The fifth-ranked Westminster College men’s lacrosse team will play two games at home this week against teams from the state of Utah. On Wednesday, Westminster will face The University of Utah at Dumke Field at 4 p.m. Then on Saturday, the Griffins welcome rival Utah Valley to Dumke for a 1 p.m. start. Both games will be broadcast live on Griffins TV.
Griffin Notebook
Westminster enters the week with a 6-1 overall record and is 1-0 in home games. They are coming off an 18-9 win over Utah State in Logan last Saturday. The Griffins are 6-0 this season against teams from the MCLA and 2-0 against MCLA Division I foes.
As a team, Westminster is averaging 14.6 goals per game while taking 46 shots per contest. They have outscored the opposition 103-52 over the season while holding the opposition to 26.9 shots per game. The Griffins have a 267-118 advantage in ground balls with a 78.9% success rate in clears. Westminster dominates the faceoff department with a 78.9% win percentage.
Gian Sexsmith is the team’s top scorer with 32 points. He is second on the team with 21 goals while adding a team-high 11 assists. Matt Hearn leads the Griffins with 23 goals and has seven assists for 30 points. Collin Madsen has scored 13 goals and is tied for second on the squad with eight assists. Marshall Serzen has collected a team-best 44 ground balls and wins 80.1% of the faceoffs he has taken.
Chris Burckle has played the majority of minutes in the Griffin cage. Burckle has a 65.2% save percentage while allowing just 6.21 goals per game. Craig Patrick has made 15 saves with a 60% save percentage with Adam Marfice stopping 41.2% of the shots on goal he has faced.
Game Coverage
Both games this week will be streamed live on Griffins TV. With multiple camera angles, Griffins TV provides one of the best streaming options in all of the MCLA. The stream goes live approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the game. Westminster will also offer Live State for both of the games this week. Links for both of these features can be found at WestminsterGriffins.com.
ABOUT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college.  With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC or WestminsterPR on Twitter.

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