BYU lacrosse faces No.1 Colorado State in a challenging conference match-up at home.
Colorado State is undefeated this season with a record of 10-0. The defending National Champions haven’t lost a game since last April in a regular season game against BYU where the Cougars won 8-6. BYU faced No. 3 Stanford and No. 2 Colorado last week. This week the Cougars face an even bigger challenge against an experienced CSU attack who has scored almost 72 percent of CSU’s goals.
“We are treating this like every other game we have,” sophomore midfielder Zach Jordan said. “We prepare as if this game is the most important game of our season.”
Together, BYU and CSU have won more National Championships than the rest of the nation combined. These two top contending teams have dominated the field.
“This is going to be the most emotional game of the season by far,” BYU coach Matt Schneck said. “It will be full of intensity. This could possibly be a preview of a championship game.”
CSU has scored 88 goals this season and has only allowed one team to score ten points on them. CSU senior attackman Austin Fisher is averaging 41 goals a season and has racked up 29 so far. The Cougars have scored in the first quarter in all but three games this season.
“We know how to start quick and we know we can end well,” senior captain Pat Matheson said. “Now we need to put everything together. We need to shove it down there throat every single quarter.”
The BYU Cougars will face off against the CSU Rams Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. on North Field. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.