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BYU Men’s Lacrosse set to take on Stanford in California
The No. 4-ranked Brigham Young University men’s lacrosse team will take on the Stanford Cardinal tonight in California. Brigham Young is coming off of a 19-11 win over UNLV on Feb. 10, while Stanford is currently 2-2 with wins over Texas and Washington.
Faceoff tonight is set for 7:00 p.m. PST.
The Cougars will look to Harry Waddoups and Chandler Wescott for their offensive production, while Jack Varvel is coming off of a 20 for 21 faceoff performance versus UNLV. Watch for the Cougar defense to continue to progress as the season goes on.
Utah State to take on Montana State University in Bozeman
The Utah State men’s lacrosse team is set to square-off against Montana State University tomorrow, Feb. 23, in what will be MSU’s season opener.
The Aggies are coming off of two losses against current No. 7 Colorado and No. 12 Colorado State.
The Aggies lost 19-14 in what was an offensive shootout last season.
Look for Utah State’s Braxton Fell, Jarek Hedman, and Jeff Bruggeman to lead the offense for Utah State. Berkeley Baskin will lead Utah State in the goal. Baskin currently has a .583 save percentage on 49 shots.
UVU Men’s Lacrosse to take on Dominican this Friday
The Utah Valley University men’s lacrosse team will face Dominican in San Rafael, California on Friday, Feb. 23. UVU is coming off of back-to-back losses over No. 12 Colorado State and No. 7 Colorado.
UVU head coach Brian Barnhill said in the losses, “We’ve gotten better and better as each game has gone by.” Barnhill added, “We feel pretty positive about where our team is at and where we’re going.”
Senior Brian Quick and junior Justin Haws lead the offense, while senior LSM Jake Nelson has 11 ground balls on the season.
Dominican is coming off of a 15-9 victory over Texas Christian University. The key for the Wolverines will be slowing down senior attackman Jack Gross, who averages over four points per game.
Inside Lacrosse names Casey Rose as best player from Utah in college ranks
— Inside Lacrosse (@Inside_Lacrosse) February 22, 2018
Inside Lacrosse released a segment entitled “The 50 States of Lacrosse” in their February issue of Inside Lacrosse magazine, and recently posted the story to their website.
Rose was named the best player from the Beehive state, “with apologies to whatever Maryland’s Bubba Fairman does this year.”
Rose tallied 21 points last season in his second collegiate season as a redshirt freshman. Rose has played in every game in the first two years of his career, and has been a key piece of a Rutgers offense that has “Championship Weekend Aspirations”, according to Inside Lacrosse.