The BYU men’s lacrosse beat UNLV 14-9 in their second home game behind four goals from Chris Severson.
BYU fell behind 5-2 after a slow start in the first quarter. Head coach Matt Schneck attributed this to this being the first time BYU had played outside this season.
“We have not been outside since October,” Schneck said. “So you figure it’s been about four months since we’ve been outside and I think it had a little bit of an impact on the guys. We’ve been in these closed walls for the last four months, and things look different, they feel different. I think they just needed to get their jitters out a little bit.”
BYU tied the game early in the second quarter with a goal from Adam Coffey. The Cougars then built on that goal with a 7-0 run to go up 11-5.
“I think that Jack Vassau, in face off, did a fantastic job. He was continually giving us an advantage with having additional possessions. He did a great job,” Schneck said.
Ten BYU players scored goals and improved to 2-0 record on the season.