BYU lacrosse teams takes on less-experienced Wildcats at home

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    By AMBER ALBRECHT

    You might say the BYU men’s lacrosse team will practice an extra day this week.

    Saturday, March 4, the Cougars will take on Weber State at Provo at 7 p.m.

    Weber State is a relatively new team and BYU doesn’t expect the game to be extremely competitive, but the team is excited to play for a home crowd.

    “Weber is improving every year,” said head BYU coach Jason Lamb. “This is their fourth season, and it’s great to see that other schools are catching on to the sport and more competition is becoming available within the state.”

    The game is BYU’s first league game, so although it might be low-key, a win is eminent.

    “This is our first league game which makes it very important for us, and we definitely expect to come out of it with a win,” Lamb said.

    “I think we’ll do pretty well,” said junior Steve Austin. “It’ll be good because all the guys work hard and they deserve an opportunity to get on the field, and we hope that will happen this weekend.”

    The Wildcat team is almost completely composed of Utah players, a rare find in the lacrosse world, and a sign that lacrosse is growing in popularity throughout the west.

    “It’ll be a good game for the entire team to get their hands dirty,” junior Dan Doffermyre said. “We expect to have a great win and a big turnout.”

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