Denver trailed 12-7 at halftime Saturday against Georgetown in the BIG EAST tournament finals but outscored the Hoyas 8-3 to take the game into overtime, 15-15. It took Bea Behrins (who else, of course) to finish off the Hoyas at 2:30 of extra time on a beautiful feed from Julia Gilbert to seal the automatic berth for the Pioneers. The win matched their regular-season BIG EAST title, their second title in a row.
— USA Lacrosse Magazine (@USALacrosseMag) May 7, 2022
Behrins and Gilbert accounted for half of DU’s points with 5 and 3 respectively at Peter Barton Stadium. Denver outshot the visitors 38-24 and had 3 fewer turnovers than the Hoyas. The teams were even on groundballs.
Time to go dancing. The Pioneers will face Vermont in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Chestnut Hill, MA. pic.twitter.com/Py66QCtZ4V
— Denver Women’s Lacrosse (@DU_WLAX) May 9, 2022
On Sunday evening, Denver received an NCAA Tournament first-round assignment to play Vermont May 13th in Chestnut Hill, MA. Should the Pioneers advance to the second round, they will play #3 seed Boston College. Denver fell 9-5 to the Eagles at Peter Barton on March 9th in a cold-shortened three-quarter game.
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