Lacrosse Throttles Westminster 18-5
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah lacrosse team heads into the bye week with an 18-5 throttling of local foe Westminster Saturday afternoon on Crimson Field and set a new program record for goals in a game, surpassing the previous high of 17 against Furman last season.
The Griffins got on the board first, scoring at the 10:32 mark in the first, but Utah (2-4) answered with a quick 3-0 run of its own – including back-to-back goals from Jared Andreala and Cole Brams within eight seconds of one another. Both teams scored once more to make it 4-2 in favor of the Utes through one quarter of play.
However, that was as close as Westminster got with Utah scoring 12-straight goals that spanned from the 3:27 mark in the first frame to the 13:15 mark in the fourth quarter. The Griffins were able to tack on three more goals in the first half of the fourth frame to make it 15-5 but Utah responded with three more of its own to make it an 18-5 game heading into the final 1:38 of play before the horn blew to end the game.
With Utah in firm control of the game, the Utes were able to unload their bench and get everyone available reps on the field – including all four keepers. Connor Hollison made his collegiate debut in the fourth with 6:19 and recorded one save while allowing none in 4:41 minutes of action. Bryce Cheek also made his debut, closing out the final 1:38 for Utah to go with a save.
The #RoadWarriors will now get a week off to regroup before heading off to Macon, Ga., for a battle against Mercer on Saturday, March 27, at 9 a.m. (MT). Mercer was Utah's first victory as a Division I program back in 2019, a 13-9 victory for the Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
- Tyler Bradbury finished with a career-high eight points (2g, 6a) for the Utes, which is tied for the second-most in program history
- Bradbury's six assists Saturday is second-most in a single-game
- Peter Hagan's three goals is a new career-high
- Cole Brams' 20 face-off wins is a new single-game high