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Published: Sunday, May 22 2011 12:38 a.m. MDT

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seer
kaysville, ut

Amazing game! We will be there again next year and the year after.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Sounded like it was a very hard fought game and Cal proved a bit too much for the Cougs once again. Good luck next year boys! You played your hearts out but made too many errors too it sounds like. We're still proud of you though. Go Cougs. Let's try to get over that hump next year.

Laser
Iowa City, IA

Great effort team! Congrats to the Bears. They are a great team. Overall not a bad day for Cougars sports. Played for two national championships going 1 for 2. Lacrosse team national champs again!

Big Hapa
Kaysville, UT

Tuff way to end a brilliant season, build on the experience and 2012 is yours.

runnerguy50
Chesapeake, Va

Actually I thought BYU made poor decisions throughout the contest. BYU kept chip kicking and it burnt them every time.
BYU needs to play better clubs during the season to make them a stronger club at the end of the year. No shame in losing to Cal. BYU needed to play smarter but they will learn. Congrats on a fine season.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

They sure know how to play keep away, keep on trying Cougar Rugby.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

It's amazing how, in any sport, teams that annihilate most of their opponents have low scoring affairs when they meet each other.

Tough loss. At least BYU gets to that title game consistently, and did win one of them recently.

Just need to get over the hump. But no embarrassment in a close loss to another great team.

Keep it up, Cougars! Thanks for the memories.

Mountainman56
Alpine, UT

The game was lots of fun. I'm definitely a rugby fan now and looking forward to watching BYU on a regular basis.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

That was dissapoiting turnout. Come on people.

Mountainman56
Alpine, UT

@JohnJacob......

Were you there? I was and I thought there was a great turnout. We know you're a BYU basher so apparently that was the only thing that you could think of to say that might make BYU look bad. Try a little harder next time.

skinnysmitty
Salt Lake City, UT

First time I attended a rugby game. Won't be the last! After seeing what they are like I can't wait the next one.

cheeseman187
Costa Mesa, CA

Disappointing turnout? That was the most that have been at the championship game in awhile. When it's in California there is only a few thousand people, and it's played in a high school stadium. In Utah it was played in a pro-sized stadium, and the turnout on Saturday was about 12,000. I'd say that's pretty good.

Chickenchaser
Centralia, WA

Happy for BYU. The U.S. does not play it enough, Fewer injuries than football. These kids do not don a uniform with which to punish their opponents.

runnerguy50
Chesapeake, Va

Utah is the hotbed of rugby in America. Fantastic crowd last night. If U.S.A.Rugby is smart they will hold it there again next year.

BYU TV needs to try and get this match shown live.

MiP
Iowa City, IA

Great season. Runner guy, I second BYUtv getting this match live if the Cougars are there again next year.

Laser | 6:21 a.m. May 22, 2011
Iowa City, IA
"Great effort team! Congrats to the Bears. They are a great team. Overall not a bad day for Cougars sports. Played for two national championships going 1 for 2. Lacrosse team national champs again!"

Laser, I didn't realize BYU was such a lacrosse power. But I'm also having difficulty substantiating your claim that they are in fact the lacrosse nation champion. Typically schools like Duke, Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Delaware, etc dominate the lacrosse championships. Further, the NCAA website doesn't have BYU in neither the men's nor women's lacrosse brackets (for which the tourneys are in semi-finals right now).

Perhaps there is another source besides the one that actually counts (NCAA) that would have rewarded BYU the "Lacrosse national championship?" Perhaps BYU's team is a club team? Just wondering where you got this info....

TheTruth801
Sandy, UT

BYU's team is a club team....nice club championship...clapping

Oh by way, they lost to a Pac 12 school...LOL

JDL
Magna, UT

truth 801

Not sure if you're a BYU friend or foe, but it was reported Friday on 104.7 the Zone, that Cal will drop Rugby as a scholarship sport in 2012 and they will be a club sport then too...LOL

Koke
Spanish Fork, UT

I am often disappointed with the match-up in a championship game because the team's right to be there is questionable.

This, on the other hand, was highly satisfying. These were clearly the best two teams in the nation. None of their other opponents even made the games look close.

I wish the cougars had won, but I'm happy that the best teams played a close game and hope Rugby gains more US fans.

TheTruth801
Sandy, UT

BYU Lacrosse is a club team....nice club title. Do you guys play Duke? NO

BluCoug
Provo, UT

@ TheTruth801

How did utah do against Cal? LOL... or even against BYU... LOL

BYU beat ASU (a PAC 11.1 team) for the Lacrosse Title. LOL

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