Utah Lacrosse Ready For Road Game At No. 8 Jacksonville
The University of Utah Lacrosse program will remain on the road as they take on its third ranked opponent of the season in the No. 8 Jacksonville Dolphins. The Utes and the Dolphins will faceoff on Sunday, March 6 at 4 p.m. MT with the game airing on CBS Sports Network.
HOW TO WATCH
Fans can catch the game against Jacksonville on Sunday on CBS Sports Network, which is available online and through multiple cable providers. The game will be called by play-by-play announcer Bernie Gunther with analyst Booker Corrigan and sideline reporter Ashlyn Sullivan by his side.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Utes remained in the win column for the second week in a row after defeating Marquette 12-11 on the road. The Utes had nine different players record goals in the game, led by Jordan Hyde, Tyler Bradbury and MJ McMahon, who scored two each. Samuel Cambere was also solid for the Utes on defense, recording a season-high seven ground balls and four caused turnovers in the game.
NEW TEAM ON THE BLOCK
Although the season is young, the Utes have already made an impact in the ASUN as first-year members, leading or ranking in the top-half of most statistical categories through three games. The Utes currently rank first in assists per game (8.33), clearing percentage (.940), ground balls per game (31.67), shot percentage (.316) and winning percentage. The Utes also rank second in caused turnovers per game (8.67), face-off win percentage (.420), points per game (20.3), scoring defense (11.67) and scoring offense (12.0).
Utah is currently the only ASUN team ranked in the top-35 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense. Utah ranks 33rd nationally in scoring offense, putting up 12.0 points per game, also ranking 34th in scoring defense while holding opponents to 11.67 points per game.
Through three games, the Utes are leading the nation in clearing percentage, successfully clearing 94% of their attempts. The next highest ranked team in the ASUN is Cleveland State at 88%.
Through three games, Utah currently ranks ninth nationally in man-up offense, converting on 57-percent of its man-up opportunities, which also ranks second in the ASUN. Utah has had four different players score man-up goals this season (Tyler Bradbury, 1; Josh Stout, 1; MJ McMahon, 1; Peter Hagan, 1).
Utah racked up a season-high 35 ground balls against Vermont, tying for the fourth-most in program history. Utah has had 30 or more ground balls in all three games this season, the first time in program history to have three straight games with 30+ ground balls.
In Utah's win over Vermont, the Utes recorded a season-high 13 caused turnovers, which ranks second all-time at Utah. The Utes are currently ranked 26th in the nation and second in the ASUN in caused turnovers per game (8.67).
Utah Lacrosse has embraced the term "Road Warriors" over the years and this year will be no different. The Utes have six remaining road matches (8 total) during its 12-game regular season slate with Utah set to travel close to 14,000 miles during the season, including the 2,216 miles to Jacksonville.
GROUND BALLS ALL AROUND
Utah has had three different players finish with five ground balls in two of the three games this season (Sammy Cambere, Cole Brams, Josh Rose vs. Denver; Rylan Lemons, Rose, Cambere at Vermont), recording 30 or more ground balls as a team in both games as well (30 vs. Denver, 35 at Vermont). It was the first time Utah had three or more players with 5+ GBs in a game since Utah's 15-11 win over Jacksonville (2/29/20).
BRADBURY BREAKING RECORDS
Through 18 career games, sophomore Tyler Bradbury has set a new Utah school record in career assists, recording 31 total. He passed James Sexton, who had 30 from 2019-20. He ranks 26th nationally and third in the ASUN in assists per game this season (2.0). He has recorded at least one assist in 13 of the 18 games he has appeared in, notching 11 multi-assist games during that time.
Junior Samuel Cambere leads the team in ground balls this season (18), also ranking first in the ASUN in ground balls per game (6.0). He has had five-or-more in all three games this season with 16 career games where he has recorded 5+ GBs. He currently has a seven-game streak with five-or-more, dating back to Utah's win over Boston U. in 2021. His 150 ground balls ranks second among active ASUN players this season.
BRADBURY GOOD FOR TWO … OR MORE
Tyler Bradbury has scored two goals in all three of Utah's games this season, giving him seven multi-goal games in his career as a Ute with four coming during the 2021 season. His career-high in goals is three, which he scored three times last season (3 at Denver, 3 at Bellarmine, 3 at Boston U.). He is currently tied with teammate Jordan Hyde for second in the ASUN in points per game (4.0).
CAMBERE CAUSES PROBLEMS
Samuel Cambere currently leads the Utes in caused turnovers this season, recording eight through three games. He is sixth nationally and second in the ASUN in caused turnovers per game (2.67), recording a season-high four in Utah's win over Marquette. He has had 15 career games with two-or-more CTOs in the 35 games he has appeared in, giving him 52 total, which continues the career record at Utah that he broke last season.