BYU Lacrosse Defeated by University of Colorado
BOULDER, Colo. – The No. 15 University of Colorado Men’s Lacrosse team (6-5, 1-0) defeated No. 3 BYU (11-2, 1-1) Thursday night in Boulder, Colo., with a score of 11-9.
CU scored the first goal of the game, and BYU quickly answered with a goal of its own. CU then went on a 3-0 run to end the first quarter.
BYU responded during the second quarter with its own 3-0 run to tie the game at four. With more than four minutes remaining in the first half, both teams’ defenses held strong and neither team was able to score again before the half.
BYU opened the second half by scoring two quick goals to take the lead. The third quarter saw multiple extra man opportunities on both sides, ending the quarter with CU up 9-7.
The fourth quarter continued along the same pace, with BYU scoring twice to tie the game at nine, but not managing to score again for the remainder of the game. CU scored the final two goals, winning their first conference game of the season with a score of 11-9.
DU Assistant Coach Ben Weis said the tough game was what they had anticipated when preparing to play BYU.
“We knew it was going to be battle until the end,” Weis said. “It was a hard-fought game; we played a great team game, there are some things in between the lines we could clean up, but overall I thought the guys came and played really hard tonight.”
BYU Head Coach Matt Schneck said BYU had also anticipated that CU would be a difficult game.
“When you look at the final score, there weren’t a lot of goals scored tonight,” Schneck said. “Colorado was excited to be out on the field, they were playing hard and fast, and I don’t think we matched their intensity. We had a difficult time with passing and catching, just basic things, so we’ll hope to correct that before the next game.”
BYU will face No. 2 Colorado State University, another conference rival, Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
The Brigham Young University Men’s Lacrosse Team is a proud member of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). The Cougars have won four MCLA National Championship Titles – 1997, 2000, 2007 and 2011, and have been honored with more than 100 All-Americans who have proudly worn the Y. For more information, please visit www.byulacrosse.com and follow at www.twitter.com/byulacrosse.
CU Upsets BYU 11-9, Seidel Keeping CU In The Lead
BOULDER, Colo. – The University of Colorado Men’s Lacrosse team competed against the No. 3 Brigham Young University Cougars on Thursday evening, winning 11-9.
Top scoring player, Riley Seidel pushed CU into the lead scoring six of the 11 goals for Colorado.
“Our team came out tonight ready to play. We knew that we had a let down last weekend against the University of California Santa Barbara and we came out today to make a comeback,” said Seidel. “The seniors weren’t going to lose tonight. Everyone on the team had it in them to win and it was a total team effort. Every person on the team busted their butts today and it paid off in this victory, which was huge.”
Colorado began the game strong with a goal from Greg Kelsic. BYU scored immediately following, tying the score 1-1. CU received the first penalty of the game on Hayden Mcclain, putting the team man down for one-minute. After Colorado’s penalty was released, Matt White hit the back of the net to put CU in the lead. Colorado scored two more goals in the last minutes of the first quarter by Tyler Doughrety and Seidel, improving the Buffs lead to 4-1.
Going into the second quarter, Scott Stiehr picked up the ground ball off of the face off gaining possession for the Buffs. Mcclain received another penalty, putting Colorado man down for one minute. BYU quickly gained possession and hit the back of the net, taking full advantage of the power play opportunity. Ryan Emerson received the next penalty for the Buffs and BYU capitalized on the opportunity, scoring an additional goal. The Cougars picked up the last goal of the half with 6:56 left, tying the game 4-4.
“We played really well today,” said defenseman Steihr. “Our defense came out there tonight and we decided we were going to be a brick wall and stop everything. We knew BYU was going to be pushing us hard from both the midfield and the attack.”
BYU started off the third quarter with two back-to-back goals, putting them in the lead 4-6. Seidel didn’t let that stop him from scoring another goal with 8:37 left on the clock. Creating a ricochet for himself, Seidel gained momentum and scored the next three goals for Colorado putting the Buffs back in the lead, 8-6. CU received a fifth penalty putting Colorado man down for one-minute. BYU took advantage of the penalty and scored a goal with 3:14 remaining in the third. Seidel retaliated, scoring an additional goal for the Buffs, ending the period with a 9-7 lead over the Cougars.
Zach Pendleton took possession of the ball for the Buffs at the start of the fourth period. BYU stole the ball back and scored the first goal of the period keeping Colorado on their toes. Stiehr received the next penalty for the Buffs putting them man down. Taking advantage of the power play opportunity, BYU tied up the game 9-9. Motivated to take the lead Doughrety scored his second goal of the game. Seidel scored an impressive final goal with 4:10 remaining in the contest. Keeping possession of the ball the Buffs tried to make the scoring gap larger, but BYU stole the ball back and made an unfinished shot at the last second of the game. Colorado ended the contest with an 11-9 victory over Brigham Young.
“It was a fun game for the team. We kind of hit a lull in the second quarter, which was frustrating, but we came out in the second half and made a comeback,” said Doughrety. “It’s a great feeling to see our offense running the way it’s supposed to. Seidel played his butt off and that was amazing. It was fantastic to see him running around, scoring all of those goals.”
10:56 CU – Greg Kelsic, unassisted
10:13 BYU – Corey Gunderson, assisted by Patrick Matheson
5:27 CU – Matt White, unassisted
2:32 CU – Tyler Doughrety, assisted by Greg Kelsic
0:40 CU – Riley Seidel, unassisted
13:04 BYU – Jared Houghton, assisted by Andrew Harding
10:56 BYU – Drew Shumway, unassisted
6:56 BYU – Corey Gunderson, assisted by Andrew Harding
14:43 BYU – Tyler Sabey, assisted by Ted Ferrin
13:28 BYU – Ted Ferrin, unassisted
8:37 CU – Riley Seidel, assisted by Greg Kelsic
8:15 CU – Riley Seidel, unassisted
6:19 CU – Riley Seidel, unassisted
4:54 CU – Riley Seidel, unassisted
3:14 BYU – Corey Gunderson, assisted by Ted Ferrin
2:22 CU – Tyler Doughrety, assisted by Greg Kelsic
9:39 BYU – Riley Hales, assisted by Patrick Matheson
9:10 BYU – Ted Ferrin, assisted by Andrew Harding
5:59 CU – Tyler Doughrety, assisted by Greg Kelsic
4:10 CU – Riley Seidel, unassisted
CU – 27
BYU – 34