BYU lacrosse faces the University of New Mexico

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BYU’s undefeated lacrosse team faces off against the University of New Mexico in the Cougar’s third home game of the season.

BYU has a spotless record of 5–0 after defeating Utah State 27–1. BYU has scored 70 points in its five games and has won three of its games by more than eight points. More than a dozen players have contributed to the 70 points and two of them have scored more than 10 points in these five games. The Cougars have a young team that is dominating on both sides of the field. BYU’s defense has allowed only 23 points all season.

Beau Rich. Game vs USU on March 2, 2013.
Beau Rich runs down the field during BYU’s 27–1 victory against Utah State on March 2. Saturday the Cougars face off against the Lobos. (Photo by Elliott Miller)

“This year we have a lot of  young talent that we are trying to build up,” senior long stick midfielder Grayson Dahl said. “We have been working pretty hard. I mean, there is no one that has a set spot on the field, so everyone is very competitive in practice and in games.”

New Mexico is still a younger program in the conference and currently has a record of 1–1. The Lobos have scored 22 goals in these two games with the help of junior attackman Bryan Baker, senior attackman Shaun Grady and sophomore midfielder Matthew Allman. New Mexico’s three offensive powers have combined for 20 goals and 7 assists.

“They don’t have the same strengths as the other teams we play,” BYU coach Matt Schneck said. “We have the opportunity to implement very specific things we wouldn’t otherwise be able to.”

BYU and New Mexico face at 4 p.m. on Saturday at North Field. This will be Cougar’s last home game until March 30 when they face the University of Colorado.

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