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ULN Dispatch – 02.16.2015

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The MCLA and WCLA seasons are underway! Here is a quick glance at what happened last weekend:
MCLA
– BYU lost to San Diego State, 8-7 then beat UNLV 18-4. A great recap was posted on the BYU Lacrosse Alumni site.
– Utah lost to LMU, 12-7 then went to UCLA for the annual Pac-12 Shootout. Utah lost to Oregon State, 13-2 on Saturday and followed it up with a 8-3 win over Washington on Sunday.
– Utah State hosted Boise State on Saturday. The visitors walked away with an 18-9 win. Photo Gallery
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LMU (12) v. Utah (7)

Leading Scorers: Marcus Egeck (LMU): 2 Goals; 2 Assists – J.T. Redd (Utah): 3 Goals Goalies & Goalie Stats: Paul Naimo (LMU): 12 saves, 7 Goals Against: 63% – Pat Griffin (Utah): 12 Saves, 10 Goals Against: 55% Faceoffs: LMU won 15 of 21 Face Offs Utah and LMU both kicked off their 2015 season on Thursday night in Los Angeles. For the young Utes, 17 new players launched their collegiate careers. LMU got off to a strong start dominating the face offs and possession time and pushed out to a 3-0 lead after the first quarter. The Utes battled back winning the second quarter and the game went to halftime with LMU up 6-4. The entire second half was hard fought until LMU went on a 3 goal run with 5 minutes left to seal the deal, winning 12-7. When asked about the game, Utes Head Coach Rick Kladis said, “Our youth showed, but we fought hard all the way through the game, stuck together, and made progress so I’m pleased with that. We can build on that.” WCLA – BYU took to the road at the Santa Barbara Shootout and had a rough go, losing to Michigan Club, Minnesota, Pitt and Miama (OH). – Utah also went to Santa Barbara where they walked away with a 3-1 record with wins over Denver Club, USC Club and Michigan State. The loss came to Duke Club which has proven to become a fierce rival of the Utes. – Westminster took to the road, losing to Colorado Mesa, 12-8. Recap Club – Wasatch LC posted a story about one of their players who recently committed to Cornell. – Utah Elevate Lacrosse Club (formerly Wasatch Girls Lacrosse Club) announced their upcoming schedule. Utahns Abroad

– Stephen Dunn (Juan Diego/Colorado Mesa) was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in the WILA.
– Riley Rose (Juan Diego/Colorado) played in two scrimmages for the Buffs (Northern Colorado and Colorado Mesa). Teammate Colton Kissell (Park City) also played.
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