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Denver Men’s Lacrosse (8-2) Gets Offensive In Dominating 17-9 Win At Georgetown On March 29


Led by a career-high performance from junior Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.), the No. 6/6 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated Georgetown 17-9 on the road on Saturday afternoon at the Multi-Sport Field in Washington, D.C. The win brings the Pioneers to 8-2 on the season, while the Hoyas falls to 3-7. Denver is also 2-0 in BIG EAST play.   “I’m really proud of these guys,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “We had a lot going against us this week in traveling to the east coast where the weather was a little ugly, and playing with different offensive personnel than we normally do. Georgetown is a hungry team and really made it difficult for us in the beginning. Credit goes to Wesley Berg for stepping up when we needed him to and for our entire team in filling in where we had some holes.” Berg tied his career-high of nine points off a career-high six goals and a career-high three assists. Berg previously tallied nine points in the Pioneers’ NCAA Tournament First Round win over Albany on May 11, 2013. Berg’s six goals also gives him his first sock trick of the season, fourth of his career. Sophomore transfer Jack Bobzien (Littleton, Colo.) also tied his career high in points, finishing with six off four goals and two assists. Freshman Dallas Bridle (Orangeville, Ontario) started his first collegiate game for the Pioneers, scoring a career-high three goals for his first hat trick. Senior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) finished with two goals and an assist for three points, while junior Erik Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) and sophomore transfer Bryce Parietti (Centennial, Colo.) both finished with a goal each. Parietti’s goal was the first as a Pioneer. Freshmen Max Planning (Alexandria, Va.), Tyler Pace (Mission, B.C.) and Mike Babb (Denver, Colo.) all finished with an assist each. Sophomore face-off specialist Chris Hampton (Bethesda, Md.) won 5-of-13 face-offs and grabbed three ground balls, while sophomores Christian Thomas (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Joe Bano (Dublin, Ohio) also saw action. Junior Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) finished with six saves in the first half, while senior Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) made two saves. Sophomore Joey Gigantiello (Shamong, N.J.) made two saves. Junior Garret Holst (Fishers, Ind.) caused a career- and game-high three turnovers, while Noble and sophomore Pat Karole (Glen Ridge, N.J.) both finished with two caused turnovers each. Denver remains on the road, traveling to Villanova, Pa., to take on the Wildcats on Friday, April 4 at 5 p.m. MT. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

Led by a career-high performance from junior Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.), the No. 6/6 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated Georgetown 17-9 on the road on Saturday afternoon at the Multi-Sport Field in Washington, D.C. The win brings the Pioneers to 8-2 on the season, while the Hoyas falls to 3-7. Denver is also 2-0 in BIG EAST play.
“I’m really proud of these guys,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “We had a lot going against us this week in traveling to the east coast where the weather was a little ugly, and playing with different offensive personnel than we normally do. Georgetown is a hungry team and really made it difficult for us in the beginning. Credit goes to Wesley Berg for stepping up when we needed him to and for our entire team in filling in where we had some holes.”
Berg tied his career-high of nine points off a career-high six goals and a career-high three assists. Berg previously tallied nine points in the Pioneers’ NCAA Tournament First Round win over Albany on May 11, 2013. Berg’s six goals also gives him his first sock trick of the season, fourth of his career.
Sophomore transfer Jack Bobzien (Littleton, Colo.) also tied his career high in points, finishing with six off four goals and two assists. Freshman Dallas Bridle (Orangeville, Ontario) started his first collegiate game for the Pioneers, scoring a career-high three goals for his first hat trick.
Senior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) finished with two goals and an assist for three points, while junior Erik Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) and sophomore transfer Bryce Parietti (Centennial, Colo.) both finished with a goal each. Parietti’s goal was the first as a Pioneer.
Freshmen Max Planning (Alexandria, Va.), Tyler Pace (Mission, B.C.) and Mike Babb (Denver, Colo.) all finished with an assist each.
Sophomore face-off specialist Chris Hampton (Bethesda, Md.) won 5-of-13 face-offs and grabbed three ground balls, while sophomores Christian Thomas (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Joe Bano (Dublin, Ohio) also saw action.
Junior Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) finished with six saves in the first half, while senior Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) made two saves. Sophomore Joey Gigantiello (Shamong, N.J.) made two saves.
Junior Garret Holst (Fishers, Ind.) caused a career- and game-high three turnovers, while Noble and sophomore Pat Karole (Glen Ridge, N.J.) both finished with two caused turnovers each.
Denver remains on the road, traveling to Villanova, Pa., to take on the Wildcats on Friday, April 4 at 5 p.m. MT. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

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Denver Women’s Lacrosse Wins Close, Defensive Battle 10-9 Over George Washington On March 28


University of Denver women's lacrosse senior Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.) had a hat trick and two assists, sending the Pioneers to a 10-9 win over George Washington on Friday evening. Senior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) added two goals and an assist for the Pioneers (8-1, 2-0 MPSF), while Kiki Boone (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.), Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.), Rachael Dillon (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) and Monica Lucas (Kensington, Md.) had two points each.  “There were a lot of improvements from our last game,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “We did a really good job on our clears, and there was a lot of improvement in the draw controls for us. Defensively, I thought we did some really nice things, holding a good team under 10 goals. But we had a lot of uncharacteristic turnovers, and that’s something we need to work on.” Denver jumped to a quick 2-0 lead, but George Washington (4-5) scored three goals in a 1:16 span to take a 3-2 lead with 21:45 left in the first half. The Pioneers, however, ended the half with four unanswered goals, including a pair by Harris, to take a 6-3 lead to halftime. After the Colonials scored to open the second half, Etzel and Harris scored, giving DU an 8-4 advantage with 23:36 to play. The teams alternated the next five goals before George Washington surged in the final 8:40. The Colonials scored three goals to cut the lead to just one goal with 34 seconds left. GW’s Casey Dell’Isola won the final draw control, but DU defender Ali Proehl (San Diego, Calif.) forced a turnover to seal the game for the Pioneers. The Pioneers led 27-22 in shots, 12-8 in ground balls and 11-10 in draw controls. Denver concludes the current homestand with a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meeting with Saint Mary’s on Sunday at 1 p.m. MT.

University of Denver women’s lacrosse senior Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.) had a hat trick and two assists, sending the Pioneers to a 10-9 win over George Washington on Friday evening.
Senior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) added two goals and an assist for the Pioneers (8-1, 2-0 MPSF), while Kiki Boone (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.), Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.), Rachael Dillon (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) and Monica Lucas (Kensington, Md.) had two points each.
“There were a lot of improvements from our last game,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “We did a really good job on our clears, and there was a lot of improvement in the draw controls for us. Defensively, I thought we did some really nice things, holding a good team under 10 goals. But we had a lot of uncharacteristic turnovers, and that’s something we need to work on.”
Denver jumped to a quick 2-0 lead, but George Washington (4-5) scored three goals in a 1:16 span to take a 3-2 lead with 21:45 left in the first half.
The Pioneers, however, ended the half with four unanswered goals, including a pair by Harris, to take a 6-3 lead to halftime.
After the Colonials scored to open the second half, Etzel and Harris scored, giving DU an 8-4 advantage with 23:36 to play.
The teams alternated the next five goals before George Washington surged in the final 8:40. The Colonials scored three goals to cut the lead to just one goal with 34 seconds left.
GW’s Casey Dell’Isola won the final draw control, but DU defender Ali Proehl (San Diego, Calif.) forced a turnover to seal the game for the Pioneers.
The Pioneers led 27-22 in shots, 12-8 in ground balls and 11-10 in draw controls.
Denver concludes the current homestand with a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meeting with Saint Mary’s on Sunday at 1 p.m. MT.