#18 Utah Lacrosse Ready For The Retrievers
The University of Utah Lacrosse program is set to take on the UMBC Retrievers on Friday, March 11 in Baltimore, Md., its fourth road game in a row. The Utes and the Retrievers will face off at 5 p.m. MT.
HOW TO WATCH
Fans can catch the game against UMBC on AmericaEast.com with the link available on the Utah Lacrosse schedule page on UtahUtes.com. Live stats will also be available on UtahUtes.com.
To get inside access to the Utah Lacrosse program including behind the scenes videos and photos, in-game updates, and much more, make sure to follow along on social media (Instagram: @UtahLacrosse | Twitter: @UtahLacrosse).
• Utah enters the week ranked No. 18 in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and No. 20 in the USILA Coaches Poll, the first time the Utes have been ranked in program history.
• Utah is 3-1 overall through four games, which is its best start in program history.
• The Utes are currently ranked first in the ASUN in assists per game (9.0), clearing percentage (.952), points per game (22.0) and scoring offense (13.0).
• Utah is currently one of 10 Division I men's lacrosse teams that are averaging 13.0+ points and 9.0+ assists per game with the Utes ranking 33rd in scoring offense and 9th in assists per game nationally.
LAST TIME OUT
The Utes won its third straight game, tying the program record for consecutive wins (three straight in 2019), beating the No. 8 Jacksonville Dolphins on Sunday, March 6. It was Utah's second ranked win this season, and first top-10 win in program history.
• Utah outshot the Dolphins 44-32 with the Utes' 44 shots serving as a season-high.
• Jacksonville was only allowing 10.5 points per game prior to Sunday's match with Utah's 16 goals being the most the Dolphins have allowed this season.
• Utah was led in points and goals by Tyler Bradbury, who scored four goals and six points (2 assists). Samuel Cambere also contributed a season-high seven ground balls and a team-best two caused turnovers.
Through four games, Utah is ranked second in the nation in clearing percentage (first in the ASUN), recording successful clears on 95.2-percent of its attempts.
• In 16 quarters this season, Utah has been perfect on clears in 12, including going a perfect 16-of-16 against Jacksonville.
After four games, Utah currently ranks ninth in Division I lacrosse and first in the ASUN in assists per game, averaging 9.0.
• Through four games, Utah has 36 assists on 52 goals (69%).
• 14 different players have recorded at least one assist, including five with four-or-more (Tyler Bradbury, 8; Jordan Hyde, 4; MJ McMahon, 4; Josh Stout, 4; Samuel Cambere, 4).
STUCK TO THE STICK
Utah has had 30-or-more ground balls in all four games this season, the longest streak of 30+ GBs in program history.
• Utah ranks first in the ASUN in ground balls per game, averaging 32.25.
• Utah racked up a season-high 35 against Vermont, tying for the fourth-most in school history.
• Utah has had three different players finish with five-or-more GBs in three of the four games this season (Samuel Cambere, Cole Brams, Josh Rose vs. Denver; Rylan Lemons, Rose, Cambere at Vermont; Cambere, Rose, Brams at Jacksonville).
Utah Lacrosse has embraced the term "Road Warriors" over the years and this year will be no different. The Utes have five 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 2,086 miles to Baltimore.
Through four games, Tyler Bradbury currently ranks in the top-30 nationally and in the top-three in the ASUN in assists per game, points per game and shot percentage. He is currently Utah's all-time career assists leader (33), breaking the record in Utah's game against Marquette.
• He currently ranks 26th in Division I lacrosse and second in the ASUN in assists per game (2.0), 23rd in the nation and first in the ASUN in points per game (4.5) and second in the country and first in the league in shot percentage (.667).
• Bradbury has finished each game this season with over a 65% shot percentage, including a perfect 100% against Denver.
• His six points against Jacksonville was a season-high (4 goals, 2 assists). He scored four goals on five shots against the Dolphins (.833).
• He has recorded at least one assist in 14 of the 19 games he has appeared in at Utah with 12 of those games being multi-assist performances.
• He needs two points to move into second all-time at Utah in career points (James Sexton, 58, 2019-20) and 12 points to pass current teammate Josh Stout (68 pts, 2019-present).
GOOD FOR TWO, OR MORE
Tyler Bradbury has scored two or more goals in all four of Utah's games this season, giving him eight multi-goal games in his career.
• Bradbury scored a career-high four goals in Utah's win over Jacksonville, tying for the most scored by the Utes this season.
• He is currently tied for the team-lead in goals with 10 this season. His single-season best for goals was 14 in 2021.
Junior Samuel Cambere leads the team in ground balls this season (25), ranking first in the ASUN and 27th nationally in ground balls per game (6.25).
• He has had five-or-more GBs in all four games this season and in eight straight, dating back to the 2021 season.
• Cambere currently holds the all-time career record for ground balls at Utah, recording 157 through 36 games.
• He ranks second among active ASUN players in career ground balls.
CAMBERE CAUSES PROBLEMS
Samuel Cambere currently leads the Utes in caused turnovers this season, recording 10 through four games.
• He is ranked sixth nationally and second in the ASUN in caused turnovers per game (2.50).
• He had a season-high four in Utah's win over Marquette.
• He has had 16 career games with two-or-more CTOs in the 36 games he has appeared in.
• He has 54 in his career, which is a school record.
GOALS FOR HYDE
Sophomore Jordan Hyde has scored 10 goals through just four games, tying for the team lead. He also has 14 points (4 assists), which ranks second on the team.
• He ranks second in the ASUN in shot percentage (.455).
• He has scored two-or-more goals in all four games this season, including his season-high four in Utah's season opener against Denver.
• Hyde has nine career multi-goal games (5 in 2021).
• He has 30 career goals in 15 games as a Ute, which ranks third all-time at Utah. He needs 13 goals to move into second (Jimmy Perkins, 42, 2019-20).
Senior Josh Stout has firmly placed himself in the Utah record book during his years as a Ute.
• He currently ranks first in program history in career points (68) and goals (52).
• Stout has scored eight points this season (4 goals, 4 assists).
Sophomore MJ McMahon has been one of the most consistent threats for the Utes on offense this season, scoring on 72.7% of his shots on goal (5-of-8).
• He ranks second on the team in shots on goal percentage (.727) and he currently has the second-most goals on the team with five.
• He has scored two goals in back-to-back games (2 at Marquette, 2 at Jacksonville), giving him six career multi-goal games.