Judge-BulldogsAidan Larson scored late in the second overtime period to give the Judge Bulldogs a 4-3 win over the East Leopards on Wednesday night at Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City. The two schools, separated by just a few city blocks, played about as evenly as possible, which made for an exciting game. The game also marked the first regular season win for new Judge head Coach Chuck Gosselin who took over for long-time coach Dave Allen last summer.

Judge scored first when Ben Butcher drew the defense on a dodge from X and found Anthony Parker in the middle of the field who bounced it in. East equalized at the 2:11 mark in the first quarter on a goal by Seth McConkie. Miles Eyre gave the Bulldogs the lead in the second quarter when he found space down the alley and ripped it into the top of the net. Both goalies, Kort Johnson for East and Johnny Garlinghouse for Judge played lights out, stopping point blank shots and controlling the defenses.

Tim Haslam

Here is an updated look at the MCLA polls. BYU moved up one spot to No. 8. Despite two wins, Westminster dropped one spot to No. 12. In D-II, Utah State remained at 20.

UVU - ColoradoWeek 3 Recap
Utah Valley Wolverines
The Wolverines headed to our neighbor to the East and played Colorado, Colorado State and Boston College. It was a tough road trip, probably one of the toughest UVU has ever taken, and the results showed. On Friday, the defending champs took a 10-2 lead into halftime. The game was never that close which led to the Buffs taking home a 12-5 win. Algee Baxter had 2 goals for the Wolverines. Former Juan Diego goalie Riley Rose had 3 saves and 1 goal allowed for Colorado. On Saturday, UVU faced an equally tough opponent when they took on Colorado State. Once again UVU had their struggles and fell 15-4. Baxter once again led the team with 2 goals and 1 assist. Judge alum Brian Allen had 1 goal and 1 assist for the Rams. After a day off, the Wolverines took on a tough Boston College team on Monday. The first half was close, but ultimately the Eagles won 13-4 after the Wolverines had several penalties in the second half.

Tim Haslam

Copper Hills Grizzlies (7-6)
Copper Hills had a good season last year making it to the state playoffs. They lost leaders Mikayla Vu and Taylor Fullmer but will be returning Mercedes Kent. The Grizzlies will look to Kent to lead the team back to the playoffs. They will open up their season on March 5th when they play Judge.

Lehi Girls Lacrosse ChampionshipLehi Pioneers (8-5)
Lehi had a great season on 2014. They finished second in the South but ran the table and won the state championship. Their successful season last year was due, in large part, to the high scoring power of Megan Freeman, Shae Munger and Addie Pearson. This year, they will be without leading scorer Megan Freeman. They will look to Pearson and Munger to lead the offense as they attempt to repeat in 2015. Lehi will open up their season against Woods Cross on March 3rd.

Tim Haslam

Davis Darts (6-8)
Davis had a respectable season last year finishing 6-8 and narrowly missing the playoffs. This year, they will have a stable coaching staff and will be returning some great athletes. This could be a much better season for the Darts.

Roy Royals (9-4)
Roy had their best season to date last year and will be returning star Madison Geilman. They will look for revenge this year as they were upset in the first round of the playoffs. Look for Madison Geilman to lead the Royals to an even better year this year.

Tim Haslam
Josh Holland

Welcome to the newest article series on Utah Lacrosse News, the ULN Dispatch. Leading up to the start of the season, the ULN Dispatch will keep you up to date on the latest news, recaps, social media highlights and more from around the state and nationally. During the season we hope to publish a new ULN Dispatch every morning.

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- UVU dropped games to No. 1 Colorado (12-5) and No. 4 Colorado State (15-4) over the weekend. The Wolverines will face No. 7 Boston College today.

Tim Haslam

Storm LacrosseStorm Lacrosse and Utah Lacrosse News are proud to announce a sponsorship deal that will give Storm the title sponsorship of the Player of the Week/Year award for the 2015 season.

Each week during the high school season, players will be nominated by you! Fans, parents and coaches alike will nominate players based on their efforts on the field that week. A boy & girl player will be selected based on the nominations. The winners will receive a free pair of socks from Storm Lacrosse.

Tim Haslam

For Immediate Release – Westminster Lacrosse

Josh HollandBOISE, Idaho – The No. 11 Westminster men’s lacrosse team raced to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter before surviving a late rally from Boise State to claim a 13-10 win on Sunday afternoon.

Westminster (2-0) used goals two goals from Kyle Postler and one each for Jake Berard and Josh Holland to hold that first quarter advantage. Erik Gronseth made five saves in the quarter for the Griffins. Boise State (3-2) opened the second quarter scoring, only to see Westminster strike back with three-straight goals from Holland, Eric Crosby, and Thomas Sarjeant to lead 7-1.

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Zach Franckowiak

Zack Franckowiak is the latest Corner Canyon Charger to commit to play lacrosse at the next level. Franckowiak will take his talents to the Drexel Dragons who compete in the Colonial conference in NCAA Division I.

“I chose Drexel because I have always wanted to play division one lacrosse and at an institution that offers an excellent education as well,” said Franckowiak. “My ultimate goal is to attend medical school so I wanted to make sure that I found a school that will help me achieve that goal. I also had a great recruiting trip with Coach Voelker and his staff.”

BYU and Boston University were also in the mix for Franckowiak.

Tim Haslam

For Immediate Release – Westminster Lacrosse

Thomas SarjeantBOISE, Idaho – The No. 11 Westminster men’s lacrosse team started the new season with a 13-8 win over Oregon on Saturday afternoon in a neutral site game hosted by Boise State.

“It was a hard fought game,” Westminster head coach Mason Goodhand said of the win. “Our offense took a little while to get going and their goalie was really hot in the first quarter.”

Westminster (1-0) got two goals from Elias Fairman in the first quarter to give them a 2-1 lead after the first 15 minutes. Things opened up for the Griffins in the second period as they put away five shots to lead 7-3 at intermission. Holland scored twice in the quarter and Thomas Sarjeant tallied one goal and three assists in the first half.

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Alta HawksAlta Hawks (8-5, UHSLL Quarterfinals)
In 2014 Alta split much of its team with the new Corner Canyon High School. This proved to be a major challenge for the Hawks. However, despite the challenge, Alta showed that they were still a strong young squad. The Hawks put forth eight solid wins, which included a seven-game winning streak. Three of those games were shutouts over Spanish Fork, Jordan and Timpanogos. Alta’s season came to a close in the quarterfinal round of playoffs with a loss to Olympus, whom they had defeated previously in the season.

Paul Walker