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MCLA Preview: Utah State Enjoying LA, BYU Heads to Arizona, Griffins Welcome CMU

The MCLA teams from Utah will enjoy another slate of great games this weekend. Utah State is in the middle of their week long road trip to Southern California, losing to LMU 14-8 on Monday and dropping a tough game to San Diego State, 13-4 on Wednesday. The Aggies will San Diego on Saturday before returning home to Logan. No. 2 BYU will look to hold their ranking as they head to Arizona in what is becoming one of the toughest, if not the toughest, road trips in the MCLA. No. 2 Westminster will host NCAA D-II Colorado Mesa on Saturday.
BYU, Utah State, Westminster LacrosseMonday, March 11
Utah State @ LMU
The Aggies fell behind early but didn’t go away, losing 14-8. Read the recap here.
Wednesday, March 13
Utah State @ San Diego State
The Aggie offense couldn’t find their groove against the Aztecs and lost 13-4.
Thursday, March 14
No. 2 BYU @ No. 24 Grand Canyon
This will be the first meeting for the two teams. Grand Canyon recently moved to the MCLA from the NCAA ranks.
“Grand Canyon is a great team,” said BYU Head Coach Matt Schneck. “They are well coached and have great players.”
Saturday, March 16
Colorado Mesa @ No. 3 Westminster – 1pm
The Mavericks will roll into town on Saturday, returning three hometown players in Stephen Dunn (Juan Diego), Zach Bullet (Juan Diego) and Griffin Perkiel (Park City).
No. 2 BYU @ No. 6 Arizona State
The Cougars own a 4-0 record in the series. The common opponent this season is Chapman who BYU beat 11-8 and Arizona State lost to by the score of 8-7.
Monday, March 18
No. 2 BYU @ No. 22 Arizona
In another tough match-up, the Cougars will look to complete their road trip with a 3-0 record. The Laxcats from Arizona will be a tough team to face but will have also played 2 previous games when they host Davenport and Minnesota. BYU owns a 3-1 record in the series with the lone loss coming in 2006. The last time the teams met was a 20-6 win for BYU in 2009.

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