Daily Archives: February 9, 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: #8 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Tops #4 Duke 14-12 Behind 5 Goals By Sophmore Attacker Eric Adamson (Anaheim Hills, CA)

Eric Adamson scored 5 goals as Denver Men's Lacrosse defeated Duke 14-12 on Feb 9

Sophomore Eric Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) led the Pioneers with a career-high five goals and one assist, while freshman Gordie Koerber (Baltimore, Md.) chipped in three goals in his collegiate debut. Also scoring for Denver was sophomore Wes Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) with two goals, while four others finished with one goal apiece.

Powered by a seven-goal third quarter, the No. 8/9 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated the No. 4/5 Duke University Blue Devils 14-12 in the Pioneers’ season opener at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The win is the Pioneers’ first in a season opener under fourth-year head coach Bill Tierney.

The win also snaps a nine-game home-winning streak by Duke that was the longest active in the nation.

“I am so proud of our team for making the adjustments that we asked them to make in the locker room and trusting and believing in themselves,” Tierney said. “Duke is a great team, with very talented and athletic young men who really made it tough for us in the first half to get into any kind of rhythm. We’ve got a great group of senior leaders who really stepped up to lead this team today.”

2012 Denver Men's Lacrosse Media Guide

NCAA Lacrosse: Air Force Men’s Lacrosse Falls To #8 North Carolina 16-8 In Season Opener On Feb 8

Air Force Men's Lacrosse vs North Carolina

North Carolina, ranked eighth in the preseason by Lacrosse Magazine, got eight points from Marcus Holman and career high goal totals from Jimmy Bitter, Joey Sankey and Ryan Creighton as it won its men’s lacrosse opener 16-8 over Air Force Friday night. The game drew 1,714 fans on a chilly night at Fetzer Field in the season opener for both teams. The game featured a head coaching matchup of a pair of former Tar Heel players – Joe Breschi, ’90, for the Tar Heels and Eric Seremet, ’92, for the Falcons. This marked the first time the Tar Heels had hosted the Falcons at Fetzer Field since April 13, 2005. It was a close game throughout the first half before the Tar Heels got some separation from the Falcons early in the third quarter. UNC outscored the Falcons 8-2 in the second half as the Tar Heel defense clamped down, freshman goalkeeper Kieran Burke made 10 second-half saves and UNC won nine of 12 second-half face-offs. Offensively, Holman had eight points overall, just two short of his career high. His six assists were the most by a Tar Heel in a game since Spencer Deering had six helpers against Delaware on April 12, 1997. Jimmy Bitter’s five goals were a career best, exceeding the four he had on April 14, 2012 against Hofstra. Defensive midfielder Ryan Creighton had a career-high three goals and on just three shots and he scooped up three ground balls as well. Joe Sankey’s three goals matched his career best, the fifth time he has had a hat trick in his two years at UNC. Tommy McKee led the Falcons with his own hat trick to go with two-goal efforts by Erik Smith and Mike Crampton.