BYU lacrosse defeated Utah State 31-3 in an incredible home opener.
There was never a slow moment for the Cougars. Just one minute into the first quarter, Chase Miller set the pace with a quick goal. BYU established a fast-paced game early ending the first quarter with a 10-1 lead.
“We did not let up at all,” midfielder Chase Miller said. “The whole point of this game was to send a message to everyone. We are coming.”
Seconds after the whistle blew to being the second quarter the Cougars scored again. BYU kept the intensity up and scored seven unanswered goals. The Cougars’ burying the Aggies 18-1 at halftime.
The second half was no different in pace, but different in lineup. According to head coach Matt Schneck, BYU was able to integrate available every player on the roster.
“We emphasized that as an opportunity for guys on the depth chart to play. We couldn’t let the intensity down,” Schneck said. “I think the whole team did a great job.”
The Aggies scored two more times in the second half but they were no match for the non-stop point buildup of the Cougars. Max Nesser and Jack Fabrizio led the Cougars in scoring with 4 and 3 goals, respectively. Sixteen different Cougars put up points for the 31-goal total.
“Team-play made the difference tonight,” said long stick midfielder Max Neser. “We had a lot of great passing and we really worked together.”
Schneck added that he was pleased with the win but quickly shifted attention to the upcoming game against UNLV.
“We’ll let these guys recover on Monday and then it’s time to focus on our game next Saturday,” Schneck said.