In what was a spectacular whirlwind of a game, the Chapman University Panthers (2-0) narrowly edged out Brigham Young University (1-1) to take home the win Saturday night in Orange County. I knew there was going to be blood and this game didn’t disappoint.
Side note: This is also the official premiere episode of From the X!, a series that is going to bring you the best lacrosse news from Southern California. We will cover anything and everything having to do with lacrosse – high school, college, club, and anything in-between is fair game. If there is something you want us to cover drop me a line and we’ll be on it.
I’m not going to break the game down point by point, but here are some of the need-to-knows:
Chaptown drew first blood at 11:59 into the first quarter from #3 Andrew Clayton. BYU immediately answered back with a goal from Dan Cole at 11:46, and that’s how the whole game went. Neither team was able to get a comfortable lead. It went back and forth. The first quarter saw the most action with 9 goals between the two teams, BYU went scoreless in the second and in the third both teams put one in the cage each. The fourth was a nail biter up until Connor Martin put one in (his 4th) with :10 left in regulation to tie it up at 11 and sending it into overtime! Both teams had ample time of possession in OT but it was Chris Small for Chapman that found the net with :11 seconds to kill in OT to take home the prize at 12-11. You can check out more details at West Side Lax.
On with the show. Here are some pre-game talks with the coaches:
It was a hard fought game to say the least. Some action after half time:
The final thoughts from the coaches:
What are some reader’s thoughts on the game? I thought there were a couple opportunities for BYU to capitalize, but they couldn’t come up with it in the end. Drop a line below.
The Connor Martin Fan Club. Look at these grommets, it just makes you smile…
A Recap of the week’s games in So Cal:
BYU 13 over San Diego State 5
Arizona State 21 over UCLA 6
Oregon State 12 over USC 10
Cal State Fullerton 14 over Cal State Long Beach 4
Concordia 23 over UCI 3
Claremont 7 over University of San Diego 6
Chapman University 12 over BYU 11 duh
USC 12 over Washington 11
Santa Clara 9 over San Diego State 7
Finally, here’s a little something from Connor’s Mom:
About the author: Middie D played lacrosse at BYU under the tutelage of former Head Coach Jason Lamb and Current Head Coach Matt Schneck. He now lives in God’s paradise of Southern California, more specifically Orange County. His favorite color is shocking pink, favorite food is candy corns, and likes watching telenovelas.
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