Our Men’s College: Guide to Your Weekend article features four games in three different timezones and include debuts for UVU and Utah State.
On Friday, No. 3 BYU (1-0) will kickoff the weekend for Utah teams when it faces No. 11 Concordia-Irvine (1-0, 1-0) at 4:00pm MT. The Cougars will look to build off its 21-3 win over Boise State last weekend. The Eagles are coming off a 21-7 win over UCLA last Saturday.
The Cougars will then take on No. 17 UC Santa Barbara (0-2, 0-1) on Saturday at 4:00pm MT. The Gauchos lost its first two games by one goal each, 12-11 to Stanford on February 1 and 12-11 to Cal on February 2.
“We are excited about this weekend,” said BYU head coach Matt Schneck. “It is going to be a big test early in the season against two very good teams. Back to back games are always tough physically and mentally. Our squad is a bit younger than normal this year, so helping the younger guys get accustomed to the travel, a very difficult schedule and learning to balance all of it while succeeding in school is something that we continually emphasize and work on.”
The Cougars also participated with other athletic teams on campus and participated with Y-Serve Sports Hero Day in January. Over 1,000 6th grade students from Utah County attended and had the opportunity to meet the athletes and participate with fun and educational skill-based activities that taught the young students more about the game of lacrosse as well as other sports.
The Utah Valley Wolverines and Utah State Aggies will open their seasons on Friday at 7:30pm MT as they square off in the Stan Laub Indoor Facility in Logan, Utah.
“Leading up to our first game of the season, our message to the team has been simple; we have to win,” said Utah State head coach Scott Bingham.
“Every ground ball, every hustle play, every moment of the game we’re going to fight and give it our all,” said Bingham. We’re looking to carry that attitude with us throughout the entire season. Last season our guys never gave up in losses and now we’re focusing on never giving up in wins. It’s going to be a tough season and we can’t expect anything to be handed to us. We know what we’ve got to work for.”
The Aggies are coming off a 2-10 season and a move to the MCLA Division II ranks this past off-season. UVU went 3-11 in 2018 and look forward to competing for an RMLC D-I title.
Utah (1-1) will take to the skies to face Hofstra (1-0) on Saturday at 11:00am MT.
The Utes are looking to use the momentum it gained on Saturday as it took down the Mercer Bears, 13-9, for the first NCAA D-I win in program history. Hofstra is hoping to go 2-0 after beating No. 13 Lehigh last week, 4-3.
- Bubba Fairman and the Maryland Terrapins will head to Penn on Saturday and host Colgate on Tuesday.
- The crew at Rutgers, Casey Rose, Zack Franckowiak, Garrett Bullett, and Garrett Michaeli will host Army on Saturday.
- Beau Pederson and the Princeton Tigers will open its season with a trip to Monmouth.
- Jack Mintz and Thomas Stockham and the Vermont Catamounts will take on Holy Cross at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at home.
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Men’s College Schedule: Weekend of 2/15
BYU @ Concordia-Irvine 3pm PT / 4pm
MTUVU @ Utah State – 7:30pm MT
Utah @ Hofstra – 11:00am MT / 1:00pm ET
BYU @ UC Santa Barbara – 3:00pm PT / 4:00pm MT