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Westminster: Men's Lacrosse Falls to BYU, 16-3

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Westminster men’s lacrosse team suffered its first home loss of the season with a 16-3 loss to Brigham Young on Wednesday afternoon on Dumke Field.
Westminster falls to 7-5 on the season while BYU improves to 11-2.  Westminster is ranked No. 10 in the latest MCLA DII poll while BYU is No. 3 in the DI poll.
BYU scored the first five goals of the game and would eventually lead 6-1 after the opening quarter.  Gian Sexsmith scored the lone goal of the quarter for the Griffins.  Jake Arthur would strike for Westminster with 7:31 remaining in the half, but the Cougars would build a 9-2 cushion by the intermission.  BYU won the third quarter 5-0 and built a 15-2 lead on the strength of a 8-0 run.  Sexsmith would tally the final goal for Westminster with 10:34 to play in the fourth.
BYU attempted 38 shots to just 21 by Westminster.  The visiting Cougars also finished with a 45-31 advantage in ground balls while winning the faceoff battle 13-8.  Neither team scored in one extra-man opportunity.
Sexsmith also fired a team-bets seven shots in the game and put five on cage.  Arthur fired three shots with Josh Condas and Zach Stout getting two shots away.  Joe HerrNeckar collected a team-best four ground balls.  Sexsmith, Jeff Peters, Jamison Amonino, and Marshall Serzen had three ground balls apiece.  Serzen won six faceoffs.
Dan Cole led BYU with four goals.  Corey Gunderson finished with four points behind two goals and two assists.  Four other Cougars had two goals apiece.
Westminster will return to action on Saturday when they host Fort Lewis in the first league game of the year for Westminster.  It will also be the final home game of the season.  The action begins at 11 a.m.

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