BYU lacrosse shuts out New Mexico

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The BYU lacrosse team shut out the University of New Mexico in a cold, Saturday evening game.

BYU continued its high scoring games in a 26–0 win against New Mexico. A dozen players contributed to the assault against New Mexico, all scoring at least one goal, while eight of those players scored two goals or more. However, junior midfielder Jake Ferrin and sophomore attackman Mike Fabrizio each scored five goals in the game. This game moves Fabrizio to an average of more than three goals per game and almost two assists per game.

“When we settle down and listen to our coaches we can score whenever we want,” senior captain Pat Matheson said.

The Cougars’ young defense, led by junior captain goalie Rob Ostler, proved firm in its shutout. This is BYU’s first shut out since 2009.

Assistant coach Jordan Harris talks to the team in BYU's game against the Utah St. BYU shut out New Mexico this week in a 26-0 victory. (Photo by   Elliott Miller)
BYU assistant coach Jordan Harris talks to the team in BYU’s game against Utah State. BYU shut out New Mexico this week in a 26–0 victory. (Photo by Elliott Miller)

“Our offense played great,” Ostler said. “My defense played great too, we had a lot of communication. This wind made it hard to hear each other, luckily we were all where we were supposed to be and because of that we got a shut out.”

BYU doesn’t play at home until March 30, when it takes on the University of Colorado March 30. The next month includes the toughest part of the Cougars’ schedule.

“For us as coaches it is all about consistency,” BYU coach Matt Schneck said. “We wanted to execute specific things in preparation for our next thirty days, and we were able to do that today.”

BYU next faces three Arizona teams in a trip to Arizona from March 14 to March 18.

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