Welcome to the ULN Daily Dispatch, where we bring you news relating to Utah as well as the United States and beyond.
Here are the news and notes from around the state.
Utah Women’s Lacrosse to open season this weekend at Santa Barbara Shootout
The University of Utah women’s lacrosse team is set for their regular season opener this week against the University of Connecticut at the Santa Barbara Shootout held in Santa Barbara, California. The Utes made the jump from Division II in the WCLA to Division I earlier this season. Although UCONN has does have a Division I women’s program, the university also has a women’s club program that competes in the NEWLL of the WCLA.
Utah will then face Duke, Oregon State and Western Washington on Saturday and Sunday.
The Utes finished their last season in Division II with a 7-1 record and a seventh-place finish at nationals.
For more information, please visit the Utah women’s lacrosse website.
Utah State Men’s Lacrosse to open play at home this weekend
The Utah State Men’s Lacrosse team hosts Colorado and Colorado State this weekend in what will be their home openers for the 2018 season. Utah State is looking to improve on their 2-9-1 record from last season.
Colorado and Colorado State come into the games ranked No. 6 and No. 12, respectively. Players to watch for on Utah State include Braxton Fell on the offensive side of the ball, and Steven “Trot” Gawrys for the defense.
Michigan Managers and Bellarmine have beef before yesterday’s game
In national news, the University of Michigan men’s lacrosse manager twitter account and a sports editor at the Courier Journal exchanged pleasantries before their regular season game on Tuesday. SB Nation College Crosse documented the whole story.
It all started when the managers’ Twitter account opened fire at Bellarmine by tweeting,
“Game day against Bellarmine! Face off at 3pm. #GoBlue We’ll be honest, nobody knows enough about Bellarmine or the state of Kentucky to know how to be snarky towards them…”
The tweet was eventually deleted, but not before Chris White of the Courier Journal fired back with an article explaining “why the Michigan lacrosse managers’ opinion of Bellarmine and Kentucky is garbage.” Read the full article on the Courier Journal’s website.
Michigan went on to win the game 9-7.
For the full exchange, visit College Crosse’s website.
U.S. Men’s Team to play in MLL All-Star weekend
The MLL announced yesterday that the U.S. men’s national team will play a group of MLL All- Stars as part of MLL All-Star weekend.
“We’re grateful to Major League Lacrosse for providing us the opportunity to showcase our national team program and play against some great competition,” said Lance Basler, general manager of the U.S. national team’s program in a press release. “This will be the final time the U.S. team plays together before heading overseas and we’re looking forward to a great challenge against some of the sport’s best players to help us prepare for the World Championships.”
To read the full press release, visit US Lacrosse’s website.
Scores around the nation from Tuesday, Feb. 13
Georgetown – 15, High Point – 5
Army – 14, NJIT – 5
Michigan – 9, Bellarmine – 7
UMass – 13, Sacred Heart – 9
Colgate – 21, Binghamton – 7
Maryland – 13, Marist – 7
Mercer – 10, Cleveland State – 9