For Immediate Release – BYU Men’s Lacrosse
PROVO – The No. 3 BYU Men’s Lacrosse team (10-1, 1-0) defeated the No. 7 University of Oregon Ducks (6-3, 0-0) with a score of 21-11 Saturday night in Provo.
Both teams’ experience was prevalent during the first half of the game. Ted Ferrin and Andrew Harding, the leading scorers for the Cougars, opened the game by scoring one goal each. Oregon then responded with four goals to take the lead.
The teams continued to rally the score throughout the first half, ending the second quarter tied at 8-8.
“We were making a lot of mistakes during the first half,” Harding said. “Coach Schneck reminded us at halftime that our signature thing is to out-hustle other teams. When we out-run other teams we get more face offs and groundballs, and get more goals.”
During the third quarter, the BYU offense took control and outscored the Ducks 6-2. The fourth quarter continued along the same pace with Oregon scoring one goal compared to BYU’s seven.
“Oregon has a great coaching staff behind them and very well-gifted players,” Harding said. “It was great to win against the No. 7 team in the nation.”
BYU Head Coach Matt Schneck said the Cougars’ efforts stood out in the second half.
“It’s really just the way that we’ve been playing throughout the course of the last four or five games,” Schneck said. “We’re finding that it takes us that time to get things figured out … Second halves have been really good for us all year long.”
BYU looks forward to hosting No. 8 Arizona State Friday in Provo. The game will be a highly-anticipated rematch of the 2011 MCLA National Championship game when BYU defeated ASU 10-8 in Denver.
About BYU Lacrosse
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.