The University of Montana men's lacrosse team got off to a hot start in Washington-Grizzly Stadium, scoring four quick points against the Montana State Bobcats.
However, to the frustration of the coaching staff and bench, the Griz dropped their lead in the second quarter after the Bobcats rallied in a scoring run that would win them the game 14-9.
Their strong defense kept the Griz down to one point in the second quarter while their offense scored relentlessly, putting seven points into the back of the net.
The Griz pulled it together at half, managing to get four points in during the second half of the game. But the Bobcats managed six.
The loss leaves the Griz at six wins and five losses on the season. They will have a week to rest and practice before facing Western Washington University and Seattle University next weekend, on Friday and Saturday respectively.
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University of Montana junior attackman Aidan Larson sprints downfield, carrying the ball toward the goal during the second period of the Brawl of the Wild lacrosse game in Washington-Grizzly Stadium on April 6, 2019. The Bobcats won the rivalry game 14-9.
The University of Montana men's lacrosse team gather on the field before the game to discuss their strategy. The Bobcats do the same at the other end of the field.
University of Montana freshman midfielder Carson Smith dives toward the ball, causing a pile-up as Montana State defenders battle for control of the ball as well. The Bobcats were successful, stealing the ball and heading downfield toward the goal.
The Montana State team jogs into their coach for a meeting between the first and second periods. The Bobcats trailed to the Griz by three points at the end of the first quarter, but put up seven points in the second to re-take the lead and ultimately win 14-9.
Montana State's Joey Diffey runs through the defensive attempts of the University of Montana's Martin Chaney. Diffley pushed past Chaney, knocking him off his feet and bringing the ball downfield to start an offensive play.
University of Montana attackman James Pierce looks downfield before heading back to play after a timeout.
University of Montana junior midfielder Trent Tubbs sprints downfield, carrying the ball in the cradle of his lacross stick.
University of Montana freshman defender Zev Revis races two Montana State forwards, Joey Diffley, left, and Alexander Brown for control of the ball behind the Bobcat's goal.
University of Montana senior midfielder Hayden Smith pulls his mouth guard as he comes out of the game for a substitution. As the Griz lost their early lead through the first half, frustration on the sideline increased.
University of Montana junior attackman Aidan Larson looks downfield to a teammate before whipping a pass across the field to build an offensive play.
University of Montana senior midfielder Nate Hannold carries the ball around the crease, eyeing the goal while the Montana State goalkeeper stands ready to block his shot.
University of Montana senior Midfielder Nate Hanold reacts to the diminishing Griz lead during the second quarter of the game.