In-state rivals BYU and Westminster went head-to-head on Saturday with Westminster taking home a 16-15 win. The loss marks the first time an in-state team has beaten BYU in the modern era. With the win, Westminster has claimed at least a share of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference title. A win over Utah Valley on Tuesday will secure the regular season RMLC crown. The Griffins have won their last four games after going 3-3 in their first six games.
The Cougars won't have to wait long to seek revenge. The two teams will meet in the RMLC playoffs on May 1 in Boulder, Colorado. The Griffins have earned the No. 1 seed while the Cougars will be the No. 4 seed. Colorado will take on Colorado State on the other side of the bracket. The last four MCLA national champions have come from the RMLC: Colorado (2014), Colorado State (2013 and 2012) and BYU (2011). Are the Griffins the next in line?
Monday, in one of the highest scoring games of the season, the Brighton boys beat Bingham, 24-15.
The Herriman Mustangs beat Copper Hills 13-12 in overtime. Senior attackman Chantz Roberts had five goals and one assist for the Mustangs. Taylor Brundage scored the game-winning golden goal.
The Viewmont girls beat Davis in double overtime in a key D-II north conference game. Emmaline Frampton had six goals and one assist for the Vikings.
Tuesday, the Alta girls beat Bingham 11-10 to give the Hawks another key win in the south conference. The Hawks were led by Kayla Medina, who had six goals and won 17 of 23 draws.
Thursday, the American Fork girls remained undefeated after taking home an 8-7 win over Juan Diego. The first half was slow, but each team started to find its groove in the second half, leading to a fantastic finish.
Friday, the Bingham boys scored early and often to beat Bountiful 17-1.
Saturday, the Ute women's lacrosse team beat Air Force 7-6 to win the Rocky Mountain Women's Lacrosse League D-II championship. The win gives the Utes an automatic bid to the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates national tournament in May.
A look ahead
On Tuesday, the No. 2 Brighton Bengals will host the No. 1 Park City Miners in what should be a preview of the girls D-I championship. Both teams are undefeated coming into this game, with the Miners riding a 24-game winning streak. They are 37-2 in the last three seasons.
"Park City is always a great team," said Brighton head coach Kendra Robinson. "They have great players and great coaches. I expect the game to go down to the wire, and it should be an exciting game to watch. The key is going to be defense and turnovers."
"Both programs have had successful seasons, but in very different regards," said Park City coach Kassandra Lemons. "Since the start of our season, we have really garnered some impressive accolades as a program, and the thing we take pride in at most is our team cohesion all over the field, and although there is a big hype about this Tuesday game, we are heading into it like any other game this season. Overall it should be a fun game to watch, and we are excited to play."
On Friday, Brighton will take on Corner Canyon in a rematch of the 2014 UHSLL championship that saw Brighton come away with the title. Corner Canyon came into the season as the favorite to win the title, while Brighton has been consistently ranked No. 3 in the coaches polls. Corner Canyon is 13-1 while Brighton is 11-0, the only undefeated team in the state. Many of the current Corner Canyon players were once Alta Hawks, which creates a natural rivalry with the Bengals.
45 — Alex Croyle, Bonneville
43 — Cole Flinders, Park City
42 — Kolton Atkinson, Park City
42 — Lane Kadish, Skyline
35 — Beau Pederson, Park City
34 — Walker Murphy, Olympus
33 — Matt Graney, Corner Canyon
Points per game
6.57 — Andrew Karner, Weber
6.22 — Josh Stout, Lone Peak
6.13 — Brayden Hudson, Woods Cross
38 — Tiffiny Wallace, Brighton
31 — Skye Rust, Lone Peak
29 — Savannah Ernst, American Fork
17 — Tiffiny Wallace, Brighton
16 — Jordan Judd, Bingham
16 — Bergan McArdle, Brighton
16 — Skye Rust, Lone Peak
Points per game
7.86 — Tiffiny Wallace, Brighton
6.00 — Savannah Ernst, American Fork
5.88 — Skye Rust, Lone Peak
33 — Emmaline Frampton, Viewmont
25 — Madison Geilmann, Roy
24 — Sydney Bennett, Viewmont
24 — Ragan Conner, Weber
24 — Olivia Morgan, West Jordan
9 — Amanda Hansen, Viewmont
8 — Sydney Bennett, Viewmont
6 — Emmaline Frampton, Viewmont
6 — Izabella Waters, West Jordan
Points per game
4.29 — Madison Geilmann, Roy
4.00 — Daisy Mele, Woods Cross
3.90 — Emmaline Frampton, Viewmont
Tim Haslam is the editor in chief of Utah Lacrosse News, a local website dedicated to the sport of lacrosse. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @utahlaxnews