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ULN Dispatch 3.11.2016

Mens
Westminster finished their road trip with a win over Arizona State. The Griffins headed into the 4th quarter down 8-7, but were able to push for the lead to end the game 13-10. Their offense was lead by Cole Flinders and Brian Dejesus, each snagging a hat trick. Westminster has a much needed break this week, and will play again on Saturday the 19th against Rockhurst. PHOTOS | RECAP
The University of Utah hosted Utah Valley University yesterday, but couldn’t handle the offensive pressure from the Wolverines.  UVU beat the Utes 14-7.  The Wolverines were led by Attackman Shane Weigman, who had 4 goals and 1 assist.  The Utes put the pressure on UVU’s defense, but thanks to Goalie Shawn Rowley, who had 17 saves, the Wolverines were able to suppress the Utes’ offense.  PHOTOS
Boys
American Fork 7, Alta 6 OT – User Submitted
The American Fork Cavemen traveled to Alta for an early season matchup under the lights at Alta High School Stadium. The Hawks quickly jumped out to an early 3-0 first quarter lead before AF Junior Ridge Hallock put the Cavemen on the board. Two more second quarter goals from Sophomore Jacob McNall and a solid defensive effort knotted the game at 3 heading into the half.
Alta came out firing in the second half with two goals staking the Hawks to a 5-3 lead heading into the final quarter. AF Attackman Marshall Card made it 5-4 with seven minutes to play and McNall completed the hat trick a minute later tying the game at 5 halfway through the 4th. Alta’s Chris Belcher put Alta up 6-5 with a goal with 2:40 to play but AF Mid-fielder Kimball Matheny answered 28 seconds later with the equalizer going high on Alta Goalie Jack Babka with just over two minutes to play. Both teams had their chances to close it out in the final moments of regulation but time ran out with the score tied at six.
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The Cavemen began overtime man-up following an Alta offsides penalty in the waning moments of regulation. Both teams came out fired up and the game ended 56 seconds into extra time when American Fork Freshman Zack Thacker dodged through the defense to put in the game winner for a final score of 7-6.
It was a big win for the young AF team after struggling against Skyview on Tuesday. AF Head Coach Jesse Card noted the strong effort on both sides of the ball with a balanced attack on offense. Five different players scored American Fork’s seven goals. Chris Crump led a strong defensive effort by the Cavemen with 5 ground balls and two caused turnovers. Goalie Max Sturgill gave a solid effort throughout game with several key saves down the stretch.
AF heads to Vegas for three games this weekend.

Logan beat East, 19-11. PHOTOS
Judge beat Skyline, 10-11. PHOTOS
Girls
The Girls Preseason Watch list was published. Check it out here.
For the rest of the scores from yesterdays games, click here.

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