2022 Schedule Preview: Utah Utes

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The Utah Utes are the 57th DI program and sixth from the ASUN to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Utes are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 4-7 overall as an independent. This spring will mark the Utes’ first under head coach Andrew McMinn and in the ASUN conference.

Utes’ 2022 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/5UtahDenver
2/12VermontUtah
2/26MarquetteUtah
3/6JacksonvilleUtah
3/11UMBCUtah
3/19GeorgetownUtah
3/26UtahMercer
4/2Air ForceUtahASUN
4/9Cleveland StateUtahASUN
4/16UtahRobert MorrisASUN
4/23BellarmineUtahASUN
4/30UtahDetroit MercyASUN

New Opponents

Detroit Mercy, Georgetown, Marquette, UMBC, Vermont

Team’s Dropped

Boston U., Loyola, Westminster (DII), Virginia

Key Games

2/15 vs Denver: The Utes open the season at home against the Denver Pioneers. Last season, Utah gave the Pioneers one heck of a battle, falling 10-9 against them on the road to open the season. A win over the Pioneers would be a huge program win for Utah and get the McMinn era started off with a bang.

4/2 @ Air Foece: Utah kicks off ASUN play against the Air Force Falcone, whom they have faced each of their first three seasons as a DI program. Air Force holds a 2-1 series lead over the Utes, winning each of their last two meetings. That includes a narrow, 10-9, overtime victory last season in which Gianni Orlando put in the game-winner for the Falcons.

4/16 vs Robert: The ASUN game that a lot of folks will have circled is Utah welcoming Robert Morris to the Beehive State to take on their former head coach Andrew McMinn and his new squad. Outside of the interesting storyline around this game, it will likely be a battle between two of the top teams in the ASUN and surely have postseason implications. The two met for the first time ever last season in a game that yielded a 16-12 Colonials victory.

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