GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- Across the board in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, teams have predominantly one goalie that minds the cage. Not Colorado Mesa, however.
The second year program for the Mavericks is taking an unconventional approach to their defensive scheme this season by utilizing two goalies on a regular basis.
Zach Weaver and Brad Brandenburg - the two friends who share the time in net for CMU - agree that splitting time has it's advantages. "[Brad's] great with outside shots and he's very good at inside shots, but I love inside shots and outside shots aren't my favorite. So we work well together," Weaver says.
"I'm a lefty and he's a righty," Brandenburg mentioned, "so that throws off a lot of shooters."
Through six league games this season, the CMU leads the league with a 5-1 conference record, and they have allowed a league low 32 goals against in those contests.
If the Mavs can win out the rest of the season, they will be crowned WILA Champions for the first time in the program's 2-year history.