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Griffins Upset in Semifinals by the Cougars

For Immediate Release – Westminster Lacrosse

Westminster Griffins LacrosseBOULDER, Colo. – The No. 6 Westminster men’s lacrosse team saw its quest for its first Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference Division I Tournament title fall short with a 12-11 loss to No. 8 Brigham Young late Friday night at Kittredge Field.
Westminster (9-5) was the tournament’s top seed after winning the regular season title. Brigham Young (14-4) entered as the No. 4 seed.
Friday’s game was level at 3-3 when the game hit halftime. The team then traded goals early in the second half and with 8:14 to play in the third quarter, each team had six goals. BYU then scored four straight goals and six of the next seven to hold a 12-7 advantage with 11:42 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Griffins would then start a rally as Elias Fairman notched his second goal of the night with 7:37 on the clock. Troy Vance found the net with 2:51 to play and then Eric Crosby scored 48 seconds later and suddenly the Griffin deficit was just one.
Westminster will get an extra-man opportunity with 15 seconds to play. They found Josh Holland who ripped a shot just high as time expired.
Holland had three goals in the game to lead the Griffins. Kyle Postler joined Vance, Fairman, and Crosby as Westminster players with two goals.
Mike Fabrizio led the Cougars with four goals and Chandler Wescott scored three times.
Westminster must now wait for an at-large selection into the MCLA National Tournament. The field of 16 teams will be announced via Twitter by following @MCLA on Sunday night. The Division I matchups will begin to be announced on Twitter starting at 11 p.m. (MT). The complete bracket will be made available on the MCLA web site at 11:45 p.m.
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 on Twitter.

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