BYU lacrosse faces Utah State

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BYU lacrosse faces Utah State University in a challenging match Saturday.

The Cougars took time to rest after three tiring games last week. The three-day trip to Las Vegas gave BYU a taste of a real physical and mental challenge. BYU has a 4–0 record and has scored more than 40 points this season. The lacrosse team hopes to add another win to its perfect season against a challenging Utah State squad.

Drew Shumway looks for a shot in a game against Simon Fraser. BYU's lacrosse season starts om Friday. (Photo by Universe Photographer)
Drew Shumway looks for a shot in a game against Simon Fraser. BYU takes on Utah State Saturday. (Photo by Universe Photographer)

“This week we are recovering for the Utah State game,” BYU Coach Matt Schneck said. “It sounds funny, but we really need to rest up and heal our bumps and bruises from the long weekend.”

Utah State University is currently 1–4 on the season, but Aggie freshman Michael Christiansen is piling in the goals. He is averaging one goal and 1.4 assists a game.

“They have an outstanding attack,” Schneck said. “We need to make sure our defense is ready for what is to come.”

Sophomore attackman Mike Fabrizio, BYU’s own shooting expert, is preparing for the game by improving his own shooting and decision making on the field. Fabrizio is averaging three points and one assist a game.

“The biggest thing is to continue to learn to play together,” Fabrizio said. “We need to get our shooting percentage up and execute more on our passing.”

BYU is a young team that is playing with poise and fire.

“We bring the energy,” Sophomore midfielder Zach Jordan said. “We can compete with anyone.”

BYU will play Utah State Saturday at the north fields in Provo at 4:00 p.m.

 

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