By LANCE BANDLEY
Mother Nature tried her best to stop the BYU lacrosse team from playing two weeks in a row, but the top-ranked Cougars will brave the elements and play their final regular season game Friday against Utah State in Logan.
Last week BYU had its game cancelled against Wyoming because of snow.
However this game against Utah State is more important because it is a league game which counts in the standings.
“This game has implications for us,” BYU head coach Jason Lamb said. “It will help determine who gets the top spot in the playoffs.”
The Cougars are in a battle right now with Colorado and Colorado State to see who will the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. BYU and Colorado State are both undefeated in league play heading into the final weekend of the regular season.
BYU needs a Colorado win over Colorado State this weekend in order to claim the top seed for the league playoffs next week in Salt Lake.
BYU freshman attacker Randall Cone said the game with USU will give the Cougars one last chance to get the team ready for the playoffs.
“We want to work on a normal offense and defense,” he said. “We want to have everything settled down and finish off the season with a win against Utah State.”
Utah State is still early in the development of its lacrosse team. The game will allow the BYU junior varsity team to get in some playing time before league championships as well.
BYU (10-2, 5-0) will face USU for the first time.