The BYU Cougars won the MCLA Division I title on Saturday evening, defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils by a score of 10-8. The Cougars were led by Ted Ferrin with 3 goals and 3 assists, and spot starter Wes Goar had six big saves. Goar, the freshman goal keeper, replaced Matt Brandenburg the other freshman keeper who started all 3 MCLA tournament games for BYU. Brandenburg had his left thumb dislocated and broken by a Colorado State shot (and goal) in the semifinals on Friday.
With the victory, Brigham Young ties Colorado State with the most titles in MCLA history with four. The fourth title for the Cougars come after defeating the CSU Rams in the semifinals, and after Michigan was defeated by Arizona State while seeking their fourth consecutive MCLA title.
Brigham Young is the only team in the MCLA to attend ALL 15, yeah fifteen, tournaments. Congrats to the Cougars!
The Davenport University Panthers won their first MCLA Division II Championship defeating the St. Thomas Tommies by a score of 14-9. The potent DU offense led by the attack trio Shawn Beer (2011 MCLA DII Tournament MVP), Jordan Richtsmeier, and Dominic Boggiano scored 12 goals in the second half and 8 in the fourth quarter to storm past the Tommies.
With the Davenport title and Denver advancing to the NCAA Final Four, it was a good day for DUs.