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Denver Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2015 Online Media Guide; Pioneers Have Reached NCAA Championship Weekend 3 Of The Past 4 Seasons
Denver Men’s Lacrosse Rolls Into 2014 NCAA Tournament Semifinals With 15-6 Win Over Drexel; Third Career “Sock Trick” For Jr. Erik Adamson
Sophomore Chris Hampton (Bethesda, Md.) tied his career-high of 16 face-offs won off 23 attempts, while also grabbing a career-high 11 ground balls on the day. Freshman Zach Miller (Steamburg, N.Y.) and senior Harrison Archer (Washington, D.C.) scored two goals each, while Miller added an assist for three points.
Junior Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) and freshman Tyler Pace (Mission, B.C.) both finished with three points off one goal and two assists each, while junior Sean Cannizzaro (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and freshman Max Planning (Alexandria, Va.) both tallied assists.
Senior goalie Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) tied his season-high of eight saves in 30 minutes of action, allowing only three goals, while junior goalie Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) made three saves and allowed three goals in the first half.
Denver held the advantage in shots (32-28), ground balls (41-21), saves (11-9) and face-offs (16-of-23 to 7-of-23).
Following a two-goal burst from the Dragons to start the game, the Pioneers rebounded as Miller netted his 36th of the season off a pass from Berg. Archer tied the game at 2-2 with 8:50 remaining in the first quarter as Berg found him open 10 yards out.
The Dragons scored with 5:35 left in the first to take a 3-2 lead before Denver scored three straight to end the second quarter with a 5-3 lead. Adamson provided two scores, while Miller dished out his second of the day.
Denver then opened the second quarter, continuing the scoring streak as Noble found Pace on the transition to score his 23rd goal of the season less than 30 seconds into the action. Archer made it 7-3 with 8:47 left to play, scoring his second of the game, ninth of the season as Miller found him open five yards out.
Woolford made it 8-3 with 7:31 left to play as Planning found him open for his second goal of the year. Berg made it 9-3 just 1:11 later, grabbing a loose ball and converting a 16-yard shot straight on cage for his 43rd goal of the season.
Adamson made it 10-3 with 10.9 seconds left before the half as he took a diving five-yard shot across the face of the goal for his third of the day, 41st of the season.
The Pioneers half the Dragons scoreless in the second quarter, making it the 11th time this season that Denver has held a team without a goal in a quarter. Denver has only been held scoreless once in a quarter this season.
Denver opened the third quarter with two straight from Adamson, as Pace and Noble provided the helpers. Adamson’s goal with 11:20, marked the 10th straight goal and the longest scoring streak in a game by the Pioneers under coach Tierney.
Drexel’s Ben McIntosh ended the scoring streak for the Pioneers, netting his second of the game and the 100th goal of his career. Drexel scored another just 17 seconds later before Noble made it 13-5 with an unassisted goal with 4:48 left in third.
Less than a minute later, Adamson scored his sixth goal of the game off a pass from Noble to tie his career high of six goals scored in a game, his second sock trick of the season.
Following a Dragons’ goal to start the fourth quarter, Bridle scored his sixth goal of the season off a pass from Adamson to take a 15-6 lead.
Denver advances to play No. 1 seeded Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday, May 24 at a time to be determined. The game will air live on ESPN2 from M&T Bank Stadium. This will be the third semifinal appearance for the Pioneers in four seasons.
#5 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Head East To Face Drexel In NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals On May 18; Pioneers Riding A 12-Game Win Streak
- Denver and Drexel are tied at 1-1 in the all-time series that began in 2006. The Pioneers topped the Dragons 14-11 in their first meeting on March 28, 2006, while the Dragons edged the Pioneers 9-8 on March 24, 2009.
- Drexel is ranked No. 12 in the USILA Coaches’ Poll and No. 11 in the Warrior Inside Lacrosse Media Poll that was released last week.
- Drexel has a 13-4 record on the season and is coming off a 16-11 win over Penn in its first NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game in program history.
- The Dragons are making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament after defeating Hofstra, 11-10, in a thrilling triple-overtime win in the CAA Championship game.
- After starting off 4-4, the Dragons have won nine straight games, their longest winning streak since the 1998 team won 11 in a row to start the season. The Dragons’ last loss came on March 22 against Hofstra at Vidas Field.
- Ben McIntosh leads the Dragons with 62 points off 46 goals and 16 assists, while Nick Trizano and Cole Shafer have 52 points each. Trizano has 38 goals and 14 assists and Shafer has 35 goals and 17 assists.
- Nick Saputo has won 248-of-389 face-offs on the year, picking up a team-high 163 ground balls.
- Goalie Will Gabrielsen has a 13-3 record on the year, compiling a .534 save percentage and a 9.50 goals-against average.
- The Dragons average 41.29 shots per game, 24.71 on-goal, while also averaging 11.94 goals, 6.53 assists and 18.47 points per game.
SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
- Denver advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships with a 9-5 win over North Carolina in the opening round hosted at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium this past weekend.
- The win marked the third straight over North Carolina in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
- Denver has won 12 straight games, sitting at 15-2 on the season, while Drexel has won nine straight games.
- The win-streak matches the Pioneers’ longest since the 2011 season in which Denver won 12 straight games before losing to eventual NCAA Champion Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals (05/28/11).
- Denver is averaging 35.76 shots per game, 13.18 goals per game, 7.4 assists per game and 20.5 points per game.
- Junior Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) and sophomore Jack Bobzien (Littleton, Colo.) lead the team with 60 points. Berg has 42 goals and 18 assists, while Bobzien has 39 goals and 21 assists.
- Senior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) leads the Pioneers with 31 assists.
- Denver has the third-best scoring offense in the nation (13.18), the third-best scoring margin (4.94), the fourth-best points-per-game average (20.53) and the fourth-best shot percentage (.368).
- The Pioneers also have the best winning percentage (.882) in the nation and the fewest turnovers per game in the nation (11.47).