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MCLA: Cal Poly Visits Dumke Field on Friday

For Immediate Release – Westminster Lacrosse
MCLA - WestminsterSALT LAKE CITY – The No. 16 Westminster College men’s lacrosse team returns to Dumke Field on Fri. when they welcome No. 14 Cal Poly to town. Westminster’s third-straight game against a ranked opponent will begin at 3 p.m. MDT and is the second to last home game of the season.
Friday’s game will be broadcast live on Griffins TV and on Comcast 6 in northern Utah. Lance Barton will handle the play-by-play with Tim Haslam serving as the analyst. Fans can interact with the broadcast on Twitter by following @griffins_tv. Live Stats will also be available for the game. Links for all of the live features are available at WestminsterGriffins.com/coverage.aspx.
Westminster returns to Dumke Field at 6-3 on the season and they have alternated wins and losses in their last five outings. The Griffins are 2-1 at home this year with an 18-2 win over Idaho in the last home game on March 16. They have posted a 1-2 mark against nationally ranked teams and 1-1 in overtime.
The Griffins are averaging 14 goals per game this season and they have scored in double figures in six-straight contests. They are attempting 39.8 shots per game and putting 59.2 percent of those shots on cage. Westminster has scored on 59.4 percent of their shots that are on cage and they assist on 46.8 percent of the goals scored. They have gone 13-of-31 (41.9%) on man-up chances.
At the defensive end, Westminster opponents average 7.78 goals per outing while they attempt 34.4 shots. The opposition puts 56.5 percent of those shots on goal and they score on 40 percent of those chances. The Griffins are winning 52.8 percent of face-offs with an 83.8 clearing percentage. They also have a 276-250 edge in ground balls.
Westminster moved back to No. 16 in this week’s MCLA Coaches’ Poll that was released on Tues. They climbed two positions from last week’s poll to return to the 16th position for the third time this season. The Griffins have now improved in the poll four times in five polls.
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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  1. Oh man!!!! Can’t wait for this afternoon. Go get’em boys. Another great game of lax in the Wasatch front. if you can’t get out to see it in person it will be awesome to follow online.

  2. I think (cough cough) I’m coming down with a cold (cough cough). Gotta find a way to leave work….

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