BYU holds on to win, improves to 3-0

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BYU men’s lacrosse won its second game of the weekend, 8-7 over Simon Fraser.

The Canadian school kept the game close, scoring in the last two minutes to bring the score within one. But the Cougars, wearing royal blue away jerseys, held on to win.

BYU’s Mike Fabrizio had a big game, scoring two goals with three assists and three points.

BYU struck first in the match, when Fabrizio netted a goal at the 11:10 mark in the first. The Cougars continued to score, extending their lead to 3-0 before Simon Fraser got on the board to end the first quarter.

At halftime, the Cougars led 6-2, but Simon Fraser outscored the Cougars 5-2 in the second half to make the game interesting. With two minutes left in the game, the Cougars clung to a 7-6 lead when Mike Arntsen scored, giving BYU a two-point cushion. Simon Fraser refused to go down easily, answering back to bring the game within one, with one minute left.

BYU fought hard for the last possession and ultimately held on to win 8-7 and improve to 3-0 on the season.

The Cougars will be back in action against Boston College next Thursday, Feb. 20, in Palm Desert, Calif.

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