Mykel Severson - Utah Lacrosse News
As has been the case this season, BYU came out hot making a bold statement in the early minutes of their game against University of New Hampshire only to fade in intensity and execution in the second quarter. The Cougars regrouped with huge third and fourth quarter efforts sealing an impressive victory against the Wildcats, 16 to 9.
The first quarter started with a Cougar win in the draw and a quick shot that was wide. UNH took the ball the other way, and shot, but was handily turned away by BYU goalie Matt Brandenburg. BYU defender Boston Handley forced a turnover, ran down field and passed it to Cougar midfielder Connor Williams who took a shot surprising UHN and giving the Cougs their first goal. The Wildcats’ Craig Ward grabbed the next face, but Brandenburg reeled in a deflected shot returning the ball to Cougar offense. BYU set up its offense with middies Josh Tunick and Chase Miller passing to Fabrizio who assisted Chris Severson with goal number two. There was ferocious draw that followed, but the Cougs’ middie Jordan Higgs eventually gained control. BYU notched its third goal at the hand of Andrew Bertha with an assist from Severson. Momentum was definitely with BYU, but UNH settled in and their goalie, Matt Markowitz, made a great save. The Wildcats cleared easily catching BYU’s defense napping.