BYU lacrosse beats Idaho

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Midfielder Chase Paulson brings the ball up during a previous game.

BYU lacrosse came out on top against Idaho, winning 13-7.

BYU started the first quarter on a quick 4-0 run. Idaho responded and the two teams exchanged goals throughout the quarter. The Cougars continued to build their lead in the second quarter  and were on top 9-3 at the half.

“I think we could have come out a bit stronger,” attackmen Andrew McKinley said. “I don’t think today was necessarily an indictment of our best performance but we still gave a strong effort.”

The third quarter was lower scoring for the Cougars with just one goal while the Vandals added two to end the quarter 10-5. BYU finished the fourth quarter strong with a 13-7 final.

Head coach Matt Schneck said that this game featured many of the younger players in the second half.

“I’m always happy when more of the roster can get more experience,” Schneck said. “And a win’s a win. We came and accomplished what we set out to do.”

Schneck added that it was unusual for the Cougars to play on a  Monday afternoon. Some team members had previous academic commitments to fulfill and could not attend while others were hurrying to make it in time from class.

“It made it a little off-balance at first,” Schneck said. “But we will give them some rest days before we pick it up again to prepare for our game on Saturday.”

BYU hosts New Hampshire on Saturday, March 19.

 

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