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Utah Lacrosse Heads To Air Force Saturday

Mar 31, 2022

THE GAME
The University of Utah Lacrosse program is set to open ASUN Conference play on the road this week, taking on Air Force on Saturday, April 2. The game is set to start at 12 p.m. MT at Falcon Stadium on the Air Force campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.

HOW TO WATCH
A live stream (YouTube) and live stats will be provided by Air Force for Saturday's game with links available on the Utah Lacrosse schedule page at www.UtahUtes.com.

FOLLOW US!
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).

FOR STARTERS
•    Utah is currently receiving votes in both the Inside Lacrosse Media and the USILA Coaches Polls.   
•    Utah leads the country in clearing percentage (.942).
•    Through seven games, Utah ranks first in the ASUN in faceoff win percentage (.526), ground balls per game (32.0) and scoring margin (1.14).  
•    Through six games, Utah ranks 13th in the nation in shot percentage (.325), also ranking second in the ASUN.   
•    Utah has 54 assists on 91 goals this season (59%).

ROAD WARRIORS
Utah Lacrosse has embraced the term "Road Warriors" over the years and this year will be no different. The Utes have three 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 589 miles (Utah's shortest trip of the season) to the Air Force campus.

LAST TIME OUT
Records fell as the Utah Lacrosse program dominated the Mercer Bears at Ute Field on Saturday, March 26, winning 23-6. Fourteen different players scored in the game, including three scoring their first collegiate goals of their careers.
•    Utah's 23 goals against Mercer set a new single-game school record, passing the 18 the Utes put in the back of the net against Westminster in 2021.  It was the most goals in a game by an ASUN team and fifth-most by any team in Division I lacrosse this season.
•    The Utes strung together a season-high 12 assists and 45 ground balls.
•    Utah was also perfect on clears for the second time this season, going a perfect 16-for-16.

CLEAN CLEARS
Through seven games, Utah is ranked first in the nation and the ASUN in clearing percentage, recording successful clears on 94-percent of its attempts.
•    In 28 quarters this season, Utah has been perfect on clears in 21.
 •    The Utes have been perfect in clears in two games, going 16-for-16 against Jacksonville and Mercer.

HELPING HAND
After seven games, Utah currently ranks second in the ASUN and 25th in the nation in assists per game, averaging 7.71.   
•    Utah racked up a season-high 12 assists against Mercer which ties for the third-most in a game in program history.  
•    19 different players have recorded at least one assist, including seven with four-or-more (Tyler Bradbury, 12; Josh Rose, 7; Josh Stout, 5; Jared Andreala, 5; Jordan Hyde, 4; MJ McMahon, 4; Samuel Cambere, 4).
•    Jared Andreala came away with a career-high three assists against Mercer.

STUCK TO THE STICK
Utah has had 30-or-more ground balls in five of its seven games, totaling 225 this season.
•    Utah ranks first in the ASUN and 27th nationally in ground balls per game, averaging 32.0.   
•    Utah racked up a season-high 46 against Mercer, which ranks second all-time at Utah in single-game GBs. It was also the second-most by an ASUN team this season.  
•    The Utes have three players with 20-or-more ground balls (Cole Brams, 45; Samuel Cambere, 34; Josh Rose, 27).
•    Utah is also the only ASUN program to have two players ranked in the top-50 nationally in ground balls per game with Brams ranking No. 24 (6.43) and Cambere at No. 43 (4.86).

TEWAARATON WATCH LIST
Junior Samuel Cambere has been named to the 2022 Tewaaraton Watch List. The award is given annually to the top male and female college lacrosse player in the country. Five men's and five women's finalists will be announced in early May with the winner chosen after the conclusion of the collegiate season.

GOALS FOR HYDE
Sophomore Jordan Hyde has scored 21 goals through seven games, leading the team and ranking 25th nationally in goals per game (3.0). He also leads the team with 25 points, adding four assists.  
•    He ranks fifth in the nation and first in the ASUN in shot percentage (.525).  
•    He has scored at least one goal in 14 straight games, which is the second-longest active streak in the ASUN.
•    He has scored two-or-more goals in all seven games this season, including his career-high six against Mercer.
•    His six goals against Mercer ranks second all-time at Utah in single-game goals and is the second-most scored in the country this season.
•    Hyde has 12 career multi-goal games (5 in 2021).
•    He has 41 career goals in 18 games as a Ute, which ranks third all-time at Utah. He needs two goals to move into second (Jimmy Perkins, 42, 2019-20).

BRADBURY BRINGS IT ALL
Through seven games, Tyler Bradbury ranks in the top-five in the ASUN in assists per game (1st, 1.71) and shot percentage (3rd, 0.400).
•    He became Utah's all-time career assists leader this season, recording 37 through 22 career games. He has also moved into second in career points (63), trailing current teammate Josh Stout, who has 74 points in 28 games played.
•    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 16 of the 22 games he has appeared in at Utah with 14 of those games being multi-assist performances.
•    He has scored two-or-more goals in four of Utah's seven  games this year, giving him eight multi-goal games in his career.

BRAMS IS WINNING
As Utah's faceoff specialist and solid midfield presence, Cole Brams is leading the Utes in ground balls (45), faceoff win percentage (.545) and faceoff wins (102).
•    He set school records in single-game ground balls (17) and faceoff wins (23) in Utah's win over Mercer. His 17 ground balls is the most in the ASUN and sixth most nationally this season while his 23 faceoff victories ties for the most in the conference (Connor Baratta, 23, Detroit Mercy).
•    He ranks 24th nationally and second in the ASUN in ground balls per game.
•    Brams also ranks first in the ASUN and 29th in the nation in faceoff win percentage (54.5%).

CAMBERE CAUSES PROBLEMS
Samuel Cambere currently leads the Utes in caused turnovers this season, recording 14 through seven games.
•    He is ranked 12th nationally and fourth in the ASUN in caused turnovers per game (2.0), also ranking in the top-five in the league in ground balls per game (4.8).    
•    He had a season-high four caused turnovers in Utah's win over Marquette.
•    He has had 17 career games with two-or-more CTOs in the 39 games he has appeared in.
•    He has 58 in his career, which is a school record.

•    His 166 career ground balls is second among active ASUN players in career GBs.
•    He has had five or more GBs in four of the seven games this season and in eight of his last 11 he has appeared in as a Ute.