The University of Utah Men’s Lacrosse team will begin the 2017 season this weekend on a three game road trip to Southern California and a stop in Las Vegas.
The Utes will face the No. 1 ranked Chapman Panthers on Thursday, February 16 at Chapman Stadium in Orange, CA. The Panthers are coming off a 15-12 win over No. 23 San Diego State last Saturday. The Panthers have bested the Utes in the last six meeting between the two teams.
“We are honored to be playing the defending champs as well as the great tradition that Chapman lacrosse has established in the MCLA,” said Head Coach Brian Holman. “What a wonderful opportunity for our guys right out of the gate.”
On Saturday, February 18, Utah will head to UCLA for the annual Pac-12 Shootout to face the Washington Huskies. The Huskies are 2-1 on the season after beating Portland and Dominican with the lone loss coming to No. 25 Sonoma State. Utah is 4-0 against the Huskies with the latest win coming in the 2015 Pac-12 Shootout.
“This will be a great challenge for our team to bounce back on a Saturday in a great event after playing in Thursday,” said Holman. “We’re excited to get on campus and kick off the Pac-12 Shootout against Washington.”
On Monday, February 20, the Utes will take on UNLV in Las Vegas. The Utes have dropped the last two games against the Rebels. UNLV beat UCLA on February 11 and will face Nevada this Saturday before hosting the Utes.
How to Watch
The Utah v. Chapman game will be streamed by the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) as the SLC Game of the Week. The game will be streamed live on YouTube and Lax Sports Network. Both the UNLV and Washington games are set to be streamed live on our Gameday page. Internet speed and reliability may impact the ability to stream those games.
Coach Holman Interview with Lax Sports Network
Listen to Coach Holman chat with LSN anchor Chris Marshall about the Chapman game and season in general. The Chapman game will be simulcast on LSN.