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Utah LAX Flies East to Battle #11 Loyola

Feb 25, 2021
Photo Credit: Guy Grindberg

Utah Game Notes | Loyola Game Notes

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah lacrosse team will have another battle on its hands as the Utes travel east for a 9:30 a.m. (MT) contest against #11 Loyola on ESPN+ at the Ridley Athletics Complex this Saturday, Feb. 27.
Glenn Clark will have the call while Loyola alum Chris Gunkel serves as the analyst in the first meeting between the Utes and Greyhounds.
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The budding regional rivalry between Utah and Air Force once again came down to the wire with the Falcons getting the upper hand in overtime 10-9 last Saturday in Colorado Springs. The Utes executed well on the power play, connecting on all three opportunities while only committing one penalty in the loss. Utah was also 16-of-17 in clear opportunities against AFA.
In a back-and-forth match between the Utes and Falcons, three-straight goals from the Utes – two of which came on power plays – put them on top 8-6 with 8:22 left to go. However, Air Force went on a 3-1 run to end regulation – including the game-tying goal with 1:03 left to go despite MJ McMahon putting Utah ahead 9-8 with 1:55 to go. The home team then got possession after a wide shot in the overtime period and connected on the game winner with 1:35 remaining in the overtime period.
Tyler Bradbury (1g, 3a) and Branden Wilson (2g, 2a) led the Utes with four points apiece while Jack Barron had three points (2g, 1a). Drew Wasserman rounded things out with a pair of goals for two points. Defensively, the Utes had five caused turnovers led by Rylan Lemons' two while 11 different Utes contributed to the team scooping up 28 ground balls. Zack Johns had another great game in goal, saving 14 shots in the loss.
The #RoadWarriors will finally end their four-game road swing to start the season and host their home-opener against Jacksonville on Saturday, March 6, at 1 p.m. (MT) on Crimson Field.