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ULN Dispatch 5.2.2016

Brighton proved their rankings and rallied past rival Corner Canyon, 13-7.  Dylan Pearmain lead the Bengals with 3 goals and 2 assists.  On the Defensive side, Canyon Curtis had a 53% save percentage. RECAP | PHOTOS

Waterford topped Highland 18-2 to improve their overall season record to 5-7.  Waterford finishes the season with some tough games against Judge and Bingham.  Highland has three games left in the season; Jordan, Lehi and Northridge.  PHOTOS
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The Cavemen hosted Spanish Fork for Senior Night in a clash between Utah County rivals. The Warriors entered the game on a four game win streak while the Cavemen were on a two game skid following an emotional week. The Cavemen got on the board early with a goal just over a minute into the game from Marshall Card but Spanish Fork’s Ben Bladh quickly answered with a goal of his own. With the game tied, AF Junior Middies Kimball Matheny and Jake Thacker scored in a one-minute stretch to put the Cavemen up 3-1. SF’s James Austin closed the gap to 3-2 before AF Freshman Zack Thacker scored to make it 4-2 at the end of an action-packed first quarter.
Zack scored again putting the Cavemen up 5-2 before the Warriors Graham Porter scored two to make the score 5-4. Zack Thacker completed the first half hat trick with another goal put the Cavemen up 6-4. Kirby Farnsworth of SF made it 6-5 heading into half.
Defense ruled much of the 3rd quarter before AF unleashed 3 goals in 2:40 stretching the lead to 9-5. Spanish answered with two of their own narrowing the gap to 9-7 before Kimball Matheny scored his second of the game with 5:00 to play stretching the lead to 10-7. Spanish Fork tacked one on with 3:06 to play to make the final score 10-8.
On paper, Spanish Fork dominated in many aspects including winning 13 of 19 face offs and an overwhelming advantage in ground balls 45-23, however American Fork capitalized on opportunities and was efficient on offense. American Fork Head Coach Jesse Card: “Spanish Fork is a well-coached team with talented players. We couldn’t have asked for a better opponent on Senior Night. I’m proud of how my players played as a team and responded after facing adversity from last week. The players that needed to step up and help the team stepped up.  Defensively we were able to slow down their transition and stop them from getting into an offensive rhythm. Offensively, we still need some work but we were able to get enough going to hold the lead.”
The Cavemen finish the regular season with Bingham and rival Lone Peak.
Brighton Bengals faced off against the Olympus Titans, with the Bengals earning the victory, 15-8.  Brighton had two players who were responsible for a third of the team’s goals.  Zoe Totland and Tiffiny Wallace had 5 goals each.  Totland also won 12 of the 21 face offs she took.  PHOTOS
The Woods Cross v. Judge match came down to the final minutes to decide the winner.  Woods Cross came out victors, 7-6.  Woods Cross dominated at face offs, with Gabrielle Harris leading the team.
Westminster fell to Colorado Mesa on Friday night, 20-11.  This was Westminster’s final game of the season.  They finish with an overall record of 2-5 (6th place).  RECAP

BYU got sweet revenge in their match against CSU in the Semifinals of the RMLC.  The final whistle blew with BYU up 10-5.  Goalie Matt Brandenburg and his defense stepped up huge to shut down CSU’s offensive power.  RECAP
Utah Valley University faced off against University of Colorado in the first round of the RMLC playoffs.  Colorado outscored the Wolverines, 17-9.  RECAP
In the RMLC championship, BYU best Colorado, 12-8.
It was a big weekend in the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Scene, with some big rivalry games, as well as conference playoffs.  Check in with Inside Lacrosse’s Standings for both Men’s and Women’s to see how your team did over the weekend.

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