Check out BTB Lax’s Jesse Miller’s analysis of what was an exciting Championship Weekend in NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse […]
In what was a picturesque day in at McCarthy Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, the University of Utah Utes defeated the Boise State Broncos 25-5.
Utah would get on the board first, as Joseph Olivas wrapped around the crease and put one home to make the score 1-0. August Colonna would score next for Utah in one of his two goals on the day as he swept across the the top of the box and buried his shot to put the Utes up 2-0.
Boise State goalie Carson Bungay had six saves in the first quarter off of 13 shots on goal, allowing seven. The Boise State goalies were under heavy-fire most of the game, as 16 different Utah players scored for Utah in what was an offensive blitz for the Utes. 16 of the Utes’ 25 goals were assisted as Quinalt Mackey had four assists in the first quarter before the reserves were put in.
Utah also dominated at the faceoff-X, with Michael Abizaid going 13-for-19, Collin Leigh going 6-for-8, and Jacob Chang going 3-for-6.
“The effort was good,” said Utah head coach Brian Holman. “I think early on we weren’t as clean as we would like to be. I think we all were a little disappointed in that. But at the end of the day its about effort and attitude. It was more of the mental part today early that I didn’t like, but as the game went on both of those pieces came together and we did a nice job.”
This marks the sixth game that Utah has beaten a team by at least six goals or more. Their average margin of victory on the season is over 14 goals-per-game.
“I think our focus has been fantastic. We have a lot of things that we talk about that are pertinent to the program,” said Holman. “These guys understand what is important and what is not. If they can continue that focus on the big picture, on the journey and on developing the program then I think we’re okay. They’ve been doing an awesome job and I’m proud of them.”
“We are working on the things we need to work on and then preparing to just get better. Not so much focusing on the opponent,” Holman said. “That’s the job, what we have to do to make our program better and that’s what the kids are focused on.”