Utah Lacrosse earns fourth straight win with 18-8 win over Robert Morris

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah lacrosse team won their fourth straight game today to advance to 3-0 in ASUN games, beating the Robert Morris Colonials on Ute Field 18-8. Utah is 7-3 overall with just two regular season games remaining.

Utah was solid at both ends of the field, limiting Robert Morris to just 18 shots on goal, a season low for a Utah opponent with nine of the Colonials’ turnovers caused by the Utes. The Utes’ 47 rushes today were a season high, ranking second all-time at Utah, while their nine turnovers are the second they’ve posted in 2022.

On offense, the Utes outshot the Colonials 63-34 with 33 of Utah’s shots on goal along with a season-high tying 12 assists. Utah’s 18 goals today rank second all-time in Utah for goals in a single game, with the 30 points also tied for second most in program history.

With five assists, a season high, Tyler Bradbury led the Utes in points with seven after scoring two goals in his sixth multi-goal game of the season. Jordan Hyde and Josh Stout added five points apiece with Hyde scoring five of Utah’s 18 goals while Stout added a hat trick and two assists.

Samuel Cambere recorded a career-high nine rushed balls against Robert Morris, adding one turnover caused and one assist with Cole Bram contributing eight ground balls and a goal. Josh Rose also recorded seven rushed balls, one caused turnover and one assist with Joey Boyston turn in a solid performance from a team of two takedowns and four rushed balls.

Sion-Dechesere was once again a force in goal for the Utes, finishing with nine saves on just seven goals against. He held the Colonials scoreless in the first and fourth quarters while in net with eight goals tied for a season high by an opponent from Utah this year.

The Utes wasted no time getting on the scoreboard with Hyde scoring his first goal of the game 13:49 after Ruben Santana found him open in front of goal for a 1-0 lead. After a solid save from Dechesere, it would be Hyde again on the corner of the crease with Bradbury feeding in the shooter at 7:03 to make it 2-0.

The Utes would turn it into a 5-0 run to end the quarter with Cody HartBrams and Stout finding the back of the net for the first quarter shutout.

Utah would keep the score alive in the second quarter with MJ McMahon scoring his first goal of the game, going down to the corner on a pass from Santana to give the Utes a 6-0 advantage. Robert Morris would respond with his first goal of the game just a second later, continuing his own run to make it a three-point game with 5:42 left in the half.

Bradbury would counter at the 3:23 mark with his first goal of the game, sparking another 3-0 run for the Utes with Hyde and McMahon scoring their second goals of the game to close out the quarter with a 9-3 lead.

Utah would take a 10-4 lead with 11:38 left in the third quarter after Stout pulled back 20 yards to sink one into the back of the net, but RMU would cut Ute’s lead to four with less than 10 to play. It would then be back-to-back Utes goals, including a 15-yarder from Hyde and by Jared Andreala eighth goal of the year to make it 12-6 with 6:42 on the clock.

Hart would score his second goal of the game with less than three minutes left in the third quarter, followed by an incredible diving goal from Carson Moyer to give the Utes a 14-7 advantage with a quarter to play.

Two big saves from Dechesere to start the quarter would continue to give the Utes momentum on the other side of the field with Stout scoring his third goal of the game, running from behind to dive through the crease to put the Utes up 15 -7 . Hyde followed that up with his fifth and final goal of the game with 9:09 remaining, giving Utah a 16-7 lead.

Bradbury would again use angles in his favor finding the back of the net with 5:59 left in the game with Andreala scoring Utah’s final goal with 3:32 on the clock, leading to the 18-8 home win. .

The Utes will travel to Louisville, Ky. for their final regular season road trip when they take on Bellarmine on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. MT. Utah wraps up the regular season with its final home game Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m. MT against Detroit Mercy with tickets available here.

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