The Cougars started the game quick by scoring the first two goals of the game, and they ended the quarter with a 2–1 lead. The second quarter started the same way as the first with another two goals by the Cougars, but the Buffalos came right back scoring five goals in a row. Captain Pat Matheson fired right back to score a clutch goal with three seconds left in the half, tying the game.
“We cannot just come off with a big start,” senior long stick midfielder Grayson Dahl said. “We have to end with a big finish.”
BYU and Colorado exchanged goals and the lead multiple times in the third quarter but ended with another tie game, 8–8. The fourth quarter proved to be just as difficult as the past three. The Buffalos came out hard and played with a lot of intensity, scoring the first goal of the quarter. Matheson answered back with his fourth and final goal. The Buffalos finished the game with two more goals ending with a 11–9 loss for the Cougars.
“It’s been a long week for us,” BYU coach Matt Schneck said. “We have had four games in five days and that was a challenge for us.”
This is BYU’s first home loss since May of 2010, where they lost to a tough Colorado State.