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NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Women’s Lacrosse (11-1) Wins Ninth-Straight After MPSF Road Victories Over San Diego State And USC On March 29, 31

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Behind a trio of hat tricks from sophomore Rachael Dillon (Mount Sinai, N.Y.), senior Mikayla Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and freshman Rachael McKinnon (Brooklin, Ontario), the University of Denver women’s lacrosse team completed a perfect Mountain Pacific Sports Federation road weekend with a 16-11 win over Southern California on Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field.
“We thought we played a nice first half of lacrosse, but the second half wasn’t our best,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “It’s cliché, but we need to play a full 60 minutes. I thought that we got nice performances today from Mikayla Clark, Kate Henrich and Rachael McKinnon.”
Sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) added two goals and an assist, while junior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) also found the back of the net twice.
Denver (11-1, 3-0 MPSF) raced out to a 5-1 lead inside the first 12 minutes, with goals from junior Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.), Dillon, Remenapp and two goals from Clark. After the Trojans (5-8, 2-2 MPSF) cut the lead to 5-2, the Pioneers went on a 6-1 run with five different goal scorers to extend the margin to 11-3 with 26:46 to play.
Later in the second half, USC responded with a 5-1 run to narrow the difference to four with 19:26 to play. The two teams would trade goals through the next 18 minutes, before McKinnon scored two of her three goals in the contest in the final 1:40 to seal the deal.
Senior Kate Henrich (Lansdale, Pa.) and sophomore Kiki Boone (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) came up with five draw controls apiece to lead Denver to a 16-13 advantage in that department. Dillon led DU with three ground balls.

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MCLA Lacrosse: #2 Colorado Men’s Lacrosse (12-0) Defeats #6 BYU 11-9 On March 30

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The No. 2 ranked University of Colorado beat the BYU lacrosse team in its first loss at home this season. After a long week on the road, BYU came home to face an undefeated Colorado. This win brings Colorado to 12–0 and moves the Cougars to 11–2.

The Cougars started the game quick by scoring the first two goals of the game, and they ended the quarter with a 2–1 lead. The second quarter started the same way as the first with another two goals by the Cougars, but the Buffalos came right back scoring five goals in a row. Captain Pat Matheson fired right back to score a clutch goal with three seconds left in the half, tying the game.

“We cannot just come off with a big start,” senior long stick midfielder Grayson Dahl said. “We have to end with a big finish.”

BYU and Colorado exchanged goals and the lead multiple times in the third quarter but ended with another tie game, 8–8. The fourth quarter proved to be just as difficult as the past three. The Buffalos came out hard and played with a lot of intensity, scoring the first goal of the quarter. Matheson answered back with his fourth and final goal. The Buffalos finished the game with two more goals ending with a 11–9 loss for the Cougars.

“It’s been a long week for us,” BYU coach Matt Schneck said. “We have had four games in five days and that was a challenge for us.”

This is BYU’s first home loss since May of 2010, where they lost to a tough Colorado State.

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