Many of us were far from surprised when DU’s men’s lacrosse team squeaked by Air Force 10-9 yesterday. You can find an excellent game summary on LaxPower #1 Denver Escapes with One Goal Victory at Air Force.
Scheduling Air Force in any sport, especially early in the season, is a huge gamble. Add extra motivation when the home team gets a shot at the pre-season #1 pick – and a local rival as well.
As you may recall, an early season trip by highly favored DU hockey to the Cadet Ice Arena earlier this season resulted in a 5-4 OT loss to the Falcons. In an article leading up to the hockey game, Pioneers Brace for Aerial Attack, we warned of the difficulties any team faced against the Air Force squad and provided a link which shows A Typical Day at the Academy.
Beating a motivated Falcons team at Cadet Lacrosse Stadium, 10-9, especially early in the season, is an excellent achievement .