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UC Davis Women’s (6-3) Lacrosse Rolls To A 13-2 Road Victory Over Detroit On March 27


 Junior midfielder Elizabeth Landry tallied five goals while freshman Melissa Kellan and Carly Voris each added hat tricks, helping UC Davis forge a 13-2 win over Detroit in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Titan Field Thursday afternoon.  The Aggies snap a three-game losing skid in improving to 6-3. The Titans slip to 1-8 overall.  Landry, who also had an assist and a game-high six draw controls, led her team's overall 13-for-23 shooting. Kellan shot a perfect 3-for-3 for the day while Voris added three caused turnovers to her three-goal output. Sophomore Ellie Delich accounted for the remaining two UC Davis scores. Junior Meghan Jordan and sophomore Courtney Neff each tallied two assists. Defensively, Voris' three steals matched that of senior Rachael Mack and junior Allie Lehner for the team lead.  Detroit suffered offensively with just 2-for-14 on shots. Sophomore Kylie Birney and senior Erin Campbell netted one apiece.  UC Davis never trailed in the contest, scoring five unanswered during the first 21:35 to seize control of the game. Landry assisted Kellan in the fourth minute for the game's first goal, Voris added a second just two minutes later, then Landry hit the first of her five scores in the seventh for the initial burst.   Annie Mendoza assisted Campbell to put the Titans on the board with 5:22 remaining in the first half, then her ensuing draw control set up Birney's eight-meter goal to cut the Aggie lead to 5-2 just 29 seconds later. However, that froze the Detroit side of the scoreboard for the remainder of the game, as the hosts shot 0-for-10 the rest of the way.  UC Davis won seven of the eight draws in the second half, pulling away from a 6-2 halftime lead en route to the victory. Neff assisted Voris and Kellan on goals within the first two minutes after the break. Landry had four of her goals in the second frame.  The two goals allowed stands as the lowest since April 23, 2010, when UC Davis took down Fresno State by a 17-1 final.

Junior midfielder Elizabeth Landry tallied five goals while freshman Melissa Kellan and Carly Voris each added hat tricks, helping UC Davis forge a 13-2 win over Detroit in non-conference women’s lacrosse action at Titan Field Thursday afternoon.
The Aggies snap a three-game losing skid in improving to 6-3. The Titans slip to 1-8 overall.
Landry, who also had an assist and a game-high six draw controls, led her team’s overall 13-for-23 shooting. Kellan shot a perfect 3-for-3 for the day while Voris added three caused turnovers to her three-goal output. Sophomore Ellie Delich accounted for the remaining two UC Davis scores. Junior Meghan Jordan and sophomore Courtney Neff each tallied two assists. Defensively, Voris’ three steals matched that of senior Rachael Mack and junior Allie Lehner for the team lead.
Detroit suffered offensively with just 2-for-14 on shots. Sophomore Kylie Birney and senior Erin Campbell netted one apiece.
UC Davis never trailed in the contest, scoring five unanswered during the first 21:35 to seize control of the game. Landry assisted Kellan in the fourth minute for the game’s first goal, Voris added a second just two minutes later, then Landry hit the first of her five scores in the seventh for the initial burst.
Annie Mendoza assisted Campbell to put the Titans on the board with 5:22 remaining in the first half, then her ensuing draw control set up Birney’s eight-meter goal to cut the Aggie lead to 5-2 just 29 seconds later. However, that froze the Detroit side of the scoreboard for the remainder of the game, as the hosts shot 0-for-10 the rest of the way.
UC Davis won seven of the eight draws in the second half, pulling away from a 6-2 halftime lead en route to the victory. Neff assisted Voris and Kellan on goals within the first two minutes after the break. Landry had four of her goals in the second frame.
The two goals allowed stands as the lowest since April 23, 2010, when UC Davis took down Fresno State by a 17-1 final.

Denver Women’s Lacrosse (7-1) Hosts George Washington On March 28 In Programs’ 7th Meeting


The University of Denver women’s lacrosse team continues its homestand when the Pioneers take on the George Washington Colonials at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. MT.   MEDIA INFORMATION Fans can follow play-by-play updates during the game through live stats by clicking here. HEAD COACH LIZA KELLY DU women’s lacrosse head coach Liza Kelly is entering her eighth season at the helm of the women’s program. The Pioneers are 96-40 overall and 41-4 in conference play under Kelly. The 2013 IWLCA West/Midwest Region Coach of the Year led DU to a perfect conference record in 2013 and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. SERIES HISTORY This is seventh meeting between Denver and George Washington. The Pioneers beat the Colonials 17-6 last season. THE 2013 PIONEERS (7-1, 2-0 MPSF) Junior Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) leads the team with 35 points off 25 assists and 10 goals. Senior captain Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.) has 34 points off 26 goals and eight assists, placing 79.5 percent of her shots on goal. Defensively, senior Sonorah Vinyard (Denver, Colo.) has led DU on the draw, securing the ball 24 times, while adding nine caused turnovers. Additionally, Vinyard has 15 groundballs. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) has made 64 saves in 457:16 minutes played this season, facing 156 shots. SCOUTING GEORGE WASHINGTON (4-4, 0-0 ATLANTIC 10) The Colonials enter the game coming off a 10-8 loss against Delaware on March 22. George Washington is led offensively by Jamie Bumgardner’s 39 points off 15 goals and 24 assists. Bumgardner has placed 85.2 percent of her shots on goal. Defensively, the Colonials are led by Jenn Seitz’s 17 groundballs. Additionally, Seitz has 24 draw controls. Cara Dellavecchia has led the Colonials in caused turnovers with nine. Mackenzie Jones and Erin Long have split the time in the cage making a combined 83 saves on 182 shots faced. Jones is 3-3, while Long is 1-1. PIONEERS IN THE POLLS Denver is receiving votes in the Brine Women’s Media Poll.

The University of Denver women’s lacrosse team continues its homestand when the Pioneers take on the George Washington Colonials at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. MT.
HEAD COACH LIZA KELLY
DU women’s lacrosse head coach Liza Kelly is entering her eighth season at the helm of the women’s program. The Pioneers are 96-40 overall and 41-4 in conference play under Kelly. The 2013 IWLCA West/Midwest Region Coach of the Year led DU to a perfect conference record in 2013 and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
SERIES HISTORY
This is seventh meeting between Denver and George Washington. The Pioneers beat the Colonials 17-6 last season.
THE 2013 PIONEERS (7-1, 2-0 MPSF)
Junior Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) leads the team with 35 points off 25 assists and 10 goals. Senior captain Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.) has 34 points off 26 goals and eight assists, placing 79.5 percent of her shots on goal.
Defensively, senior Sonorah Vinyard (Denver, Colo.) has led DU on the draw, securing the ball 24 times, while adding nine caused turnovers. Additionally, Vinyard has 15 groundballs. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) has made 64 saves in 457:16 minutes played this season, facing 156 shots.
SCOUTING GEORGE WASHINGTON (4-4, 0-0 ATLANTIC 10)
The Colonials enter the game coming off a 10-8 loss against Delaware on March 22. George Washington is led offensively by Jamie Bumgardner’s 39 points off 15 goals and 24 assists. Bumgardner has placed 85.2 percent of her shots on goal. Defensively, the Colonials are led by Jenn Seitz’s 17 groundballs. Additionally, Seitz has 24 draw controls. Cara Dellavecchia has led the Colonials in caused turnovers with nine. Mackenzie Jones and Erin Long have split the time in the cage making a combined 83 saves on 182 shots faced. Jones is 3-3, while Long is 1-1.
PIONEERS IN THE POLLS
Denver is receiving votes in the Brine Women’s Media Poll.

Colorado Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Saint Mary’s On March 28 In Inaugural MPSF Conference Opener


The University of Colorado lacrosse team looks to bounce back from a three-game losing skid as it hosts its first ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation home game. The Buffaloes (4-5 overall, 1-1 MPSF) take on the Saint Mary’s Gaels on Friday, March 28 at Kittredge Field. First draw is at 3 p.m. SCOUTING THE SAINT MARY’S GAELS: The Gaels are still searching for their first win at 0-5 overall, 0-3 MPSF. Each of the Gaels’ defeats have been by six of more goals, with their closest match a 20-14 loss to conference opponent California to open the season. Last week, St. Mary’s fell 16-4 to No. 15 Stanford. St. Mary’s is last in the conference in shot percentage at .378, and ranks ninth in shots per game (22.20), goals per game (8.40), assists per game (3.20) and points per game (11.60). The Gaels do find success on the ground, ranking third in the MPSF in ground balls, averaging 17.20 per game. Though the Gaels turn the ball over a conference-high average of 23.20 times per game, they also cause a nation-leading 15.00 per game. The Gaels have scored just 42 goals this season, nine coming from free-position shots, with senior Allie DeBruhl leading the way with 12 goals. Eight other Gaels have scored, with four scoring four or more. Junior Jaclyn Biggers has taken a team-high 28 shots, netting eight goals and contributing three assists. Senior Rachel Minarovich soundly dominates the draw, winning 30 draw controls, which rank sixth-best in the nation. Freshman goalie Sydney Pinello (a Colorado Springs, Colo. native) has grabbed a nation-leading 11.00 saves per game, while allowing a conference-high 18.13 goals per game. LIVE STREAM: Can’t make it to the game? Watch the live stream at buffs.me/buffslive. LAST TIME OUT: Despite the Brown Bears outscoring the Buffs nine to zero in the first half (marking just the second time CU has had a scoreless half - the first was against then-No. 18 Denver), CU closed the game on an 8-1 run, but it wouldn’t be enough, falling 11-8 last Saturday. The Bears had a defense as cold as the below freezing weather conditions, holding CU to just two first half shots. The Bears took just 50 seconds to score their first and would overpower the Buffs for the first 30 minutes. Brown took 12 of its 17 shots in the first half, netting nine goals and holding Paige Soenksen to just two saves. Following the intermission, Brown looked primed to continue dominating the game, extending its lead to 10 with 25:30 remaining, but the Buffs refused to go down without a fight. Taking over goalkeeping duties at halftime, Sophia Gambitsky held Brown to just two second half goals. Marie Moore recorded a hat-trick and Johnna Fusco scored a career-high four goals to lead CU on an 8-1 run in the final 12:30, though Brown’s lead would be too much to overcome in the final minutes of regulation. CU dominated in ground balls, picking up an even 12 each half to Brown’s 13 total, but the Bears showed their strength on the draw. Averaging 15.83 draw controls per game, the eighth best in the nation, Brown won 13 draws to CU’s eight. Turnovers proved a problem for both teams, with Brown and CU turning it over 21 and 19 times, respectively. WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM: The Buffs are 2-1 at home this season, defeating Regis 13-10 at Folsom Field in their inaugural home game and taking down Temple 15-6 in their first ever home game at Kittredge Field. Last Saturday, CU suffered its first ever home loss, falling to Brown 11-8.

The University of Colorado lacrosse team looks to bounce back from a three-game losing skid as it hosts its first ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation home game. The Buffaloes (4-5 overall, 1-1 MPSF) take on the Saint Mary’s Gaels on Friday, March 28 at Kittredge Field. First draw is at 3 p.m.
SCOUTING THE SAINT MARY’S GAELS: The Gaels are still searching for their first win at 0-5 overall, 0-3 MPSF. Each of the Gaels’ defeats have been by six of more goals, with their closest match a 20-14 loss to conference opponent California to open the season. Last week, St. Mary’s fell 16-4 to No. 15 Stanford. St. Mary’s is last in the conference in shot percentage at .378, and ranks ninth in shots per game (22.20), goals per game (8.40), assists per game (3.20) and points per game (11.60). The Gaels do find success on the ground, ranking third in the MPSF in ground balls, averaging 17.20 per game. Though the Gaels turn the ball over a conference-high average of 23.20 times per game, they also cause a nation-leading 15.00 per game. The Gaels have scored just 42 goals this season, nine coming from free-position shots, with senior Allie DeBruhl leading the way with 12 goals. Eight other Gaels have scored, with four scoring four or more. Junior Jaclyn Biggers has taken a team-high 28 shots, netting eight goals and contributing three assists. Senior Rachel Minarovich soundly dominates the draw, winning 30 draw controls, which rank sixth-best in the nation. Freshman goalie Sydney Pinello (a Colorado Springs, Colo. native) has grabbed a nation-leading 11.00 saves per game, while allowing a conference-high 18.13 goals per game.
LIVE STREAM: Can’t make it to the game? Watch the live stream at buffs.me/buffslive.
LAST TIME OUT: Despite the Brown Bears outscoring the Buffs nine to zero in the first half (marking just the second time CU has had a scoreless half – the first was against then-No. 18 Denver), CU closed the game on an 8-1 run, but it wouldn’t be enough, falling 11-8 last Saturday. The Bears had a defense as cold as the below freezing weather conditions, holding CU to just two first half shots. The Bears took just 50 seconds to score their first and would overpower the Buffs for the first 30 minutes. Brown took 12 of its 17 shots in the first half, netting nine goals and holding Paige Soenksen to just two saves. Following the intermission, Brown looked primed to continue dominating the game, extending its lead to 10 with 25:30 remaining, but the Buffs refused to go down without a fight. Taking over goalkeeping duties at halftime, Sophia Gambitsky held Brown to just two second half goals. Marie Moore recorded a hat-trick and Johnna Fusco scored a career-high four goals to lead CU on an 8-1 run in the final 12:30, though Brown’s lead would be too much to overcome in the final minutes of regulation. CU dominated in ground balls, picking up an even 12 each half to Brown’s 13 total, but the Bears showed their strength on the draw. Averaging 15.83 draw controls per game, the eighth best in the nation, Brown won 13 draws to CU’s eight. Turnovers proved a problem for both teams, with Brown and CU turning it over 21 and 19 times, respectively.
WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM: The Buffs are 2-1 at home this season, defeating Regis 13-10 at Folsom Field in their inaugural home game and taking down Temple 15-6 in their first ever home game at Kittredge Field. Last Saturday, CU suffered its first ever home loss, falling to Brown 11-8.