BOULDER, Colo. – With a dominating defensive effort, Utah State has captured the 2019 Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) Division II championship with a 9-4 victory over Montana State on Saturday afternoon on the campus of the University of Colorado.
With the win, the Aggies (8-3) have automatically qualified for the 2019 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, which will be held in Salt Lake City from March 6-11.
Utah State will find out its seed on Sunday night after the Selection Committee has met. Montana State will await its at-large fate.
AGGIES WIN!!!! Utah State over Montana State 9-4! Nationals here we come! @MCLA_Tournament @MCLA @UStatelacrosse @utahlaxnews #RaceforSaltLake #mcla19
— Scott Bingham (@AggieAlpha) April 27, 2019
The Aggies leaned on their defense, backboned by senior netminder Berklee Baskin, holding Montana State (7-6) to just one goal over the first three periods as the Utah State offense slowly built an insurmountable lead.
This year’s trip to nationals will be the second for Utah State at the Division II level. They qualified in 2015, bowing to St. Thomas in the first round, 21-14.
The Division II bracket for the 2019 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour will be released on Sunday night, April 28, and released on MCLA.us. Ticket information can be found at HERE.
2019 RMLC Division II Tournament
(Boulder, Colo. – University of Colorado)
Semifinals – Friday, April 26
#2NW Montana State d. #1SE Colorado Denver, 18-11
#1NW Utah State d. #2SE MSU Denver, 19-2
Finals – Saturday, April 27
#1NW Utah State d. #2NW Montana State, 9-4