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Utah Lacrosse Downs #17 Vermont, 11-10

Feb 12, 2022

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of Utah Lacrosse team took down No. 17 Vermont on its home turf today, 11-10, handing the Catamounts their first loss at home since 2019. Utah improve to 1-1 on the season overall, giving head coach Andrew McMinn his first career win as a Ute.

In what was a battle to the finish, the Utes were able to hang on in the final two minutes of the game thanks to a game winner from sophomore Josh Rose on a beautiful shot to the back of the net with 1:28 on the clock.

The Catamounts had won 15 of its last 16 games at Virtue Field, including seven straight, with the Utes ending the streak and claiming its first top-20 win in program history.

In what was a complete team effort, the Utes had four different players score multiple goals with Jared Andreala leading the way with a hat trick. Jordan Hyde, Rose and Tyler Bradbury all contributed two goals each with Bradbury submitting a team-high five points and three assists.

Hyde also added a career-high tying two assists for three total points while Rose's goal was his first-career game winner as a Ute. Rose also tied for the team lead in ground balls with a career-best six while Samuel Cambere also turned in a season-high six.

The Utes had three players tie for the team-high in caused turnovers with Rose and Harrison Oehler turning in a career-high two and Ruben Santana adding a season-high two to his stat line.

The Utes got things started in the first quarter with a goal by Andreala with 9:36 on the clock, but a three-goal run by Vermont in just over a minute would put Utah on its heels. Utah would keep its composure though with a three-goal swing of its own, to give them a 4-3 lead.

Colby Plotts would score his first-career goal from around 10 yards out down the middle with 2:25 to go in the quarter to start the run, followed by Rose's first goal of the game from the left side to tie things up. Hyde would close out the quarter with his first goal to give Utah a one-point advantage on an assist by Bradbury.

Andreala would start the scoring once again in the second quarter, dipping and dodging to get in front of the goal to make it 5-3 in favor of the Utes with 10:09 left in the period. It would be the defense that would shine for the Utes in the second quarter, holding the Catamounts scoreless for the entire 15 minute period.

Utah goalkeeper Zion Dechesere made save after save, including three from point blank range on goal, also adding a caused turnover to keep Vermont out of the back of the net and post a shutout for the quarter. The Utes would also force seven turnovers in the quarter, creating havoc for the Catamounts as the Utes headed into halftime up 5-3.

Josh Stout got things started for the Utes on a man-up play in the third quarter with a zinger down the middle to make it 6-3 with 12:26 on the clock. It would then be Bradbury's turn to get to work, scoring back-to-back goals for the Utes with the second coming on a solid assist from Hyde to put Utah up 8-3 with 4:29 to go.

Vermont would answer on a two-goal run of its own in the final three minutes of the quarter, but Andreala would go on to score his third goal of the game with 1:03 on the clock to give Utah a 9-5 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Utah would score right out of the gate on Hyde's second goal of the game with 14:52 on the clock, but it would be the last time Utah would score until the final two minutes of the quarter. Vermont would score five straight goals while the Utes turned the ball over four times during the run.

With the score tied 10-10 with under two minutes to play, Bradbury would record his third assist of the game, finding Rose open for the game winner to make it 11-10. The Utes would hold Vermont to zero shots in the final minute, walking away with the one-point victory on the road.

The Utes will have a short break in game action before returning to the field on Saturday, Feb. 26 when they travel to Milwaukee, Wis., for a battle against the Marquette Golden Eagles. The game will start at 12 p.m. MT with a live stream and live stats available on the Utah Lacrosse Schedule Page (