Led by a seven-goal performance from sophomore Wes Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated the Penn Quakers 15-12 in front of 1,968 fans at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Berg’s seven goals tied DU’s Division I single-game record that is held by associate head coach Matt Brown. It was also Berg’s seventh career hat trick. Also turning in strong performances were senior Eric Law (Centennial, Colo.), who finished with two goals and a career-tying four assists for six points, and senior Colin Scott (Ridgefield, Conn.), who record a career-high seven assists.
“We were a little erratic,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “I have to give Penn a lot of credit. We thought we had a great week of practice and that we prepared well for them, but they are as energetic and non-giving up of a team as I’ve ever seen. They just kept coming at us. I thought we had really good second and third quarters. Berg really stepped up for us today.”
Sophomore Eric Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) netted his second hat trick of the season, while junior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) finished with two goals and an assist. Senior Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) scored one goal and sophomore Michael Pirone (Bethesda, Md.) and Sean Cannizzaro (Cazenovia, N.Y.) both tallied an assist each.