BYU lacrosse defeated Boise State 14–5 in a physical game on Friday.
Junior captain Rob Ostler led the team onto the field as the flag bearer in last nights snowy game. The cold weather didn’t stop supporters to cheer their team on as the bleachers filled up.
The snow-covered field created slippery conditions for both sides. However, it didn’t stop sophomore attacker Mike Fabrizio, who scored a hat trick in just the first quarter. He dominated the offensive side of the field, scoring two goals in the first three minutes of play and ended the night with a total of four goals.
“The first quarter was a good one,” Fabrizio said. “I mean we had six goals in the first 15 minutes. It was a good game, but we need to do better.”
Boise State was down 8–1 at the half but they started to pick up the pace as the game progressed. The Cougars proved they are a physical team and are not backing down on defense or on offense. However, the first game of the season showed the coaches things to work on for the upcoming games.
“There are some things we need to work on,” BYU coach Matt Schneck said. “We never really know how the team is until we get into that situation and now we are, so we know.”
BYU’s next games are in a tournament in Las Vegas starting Thursday, Feb. 21 against UNLV, Chapman and Loyola Marymount.