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NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse “Hangs On” To Defeat Hartford 11-10 On Mar 3; Pioneers Led 11-5 At Start Of 4th Quarter
The No. 12 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team won its third-straight with an 11-10 win over the University of Hartford Hawks on Saturday afternoon at the Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium in front of 1,646 fans.
The win improves the Pioneers to 3-1 overall, while the Hawks fall to 0-3 on the season.
Senior Mark Matthews (Oshawa, Ontario) extended his consecutive-goal and point streak to 33 at 4:40 in the first quarter. Matthews finished with four points on three goals and an assist. Senior Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.) extended his consecutive-point streak to 39 games, distributing an assist on the Matthews goal. Demopoulos tallied three points on a goal and two assists.
“A lot of credit needs to go to Hartford, because they challenged us today and never stopped playing even when we were up 11-5,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “Our offense needs to get better about play consistently the entire game.”
Second-ranked Johns Hopkins used a 4-1 run to open the fourth quarter to turn a 6-4 lead into a 10-5 advantage and then held off a late-game rally by 12th-ranked Princeton to knock off the Tigers, 10-8, at Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium Friday evening. The win is JHU’s fourth straight to open the season, 11th straight in the regular season and third straight against the Tigers at Princeton.