Rain was falling in Milwaukee and the women’s lacrosse game was moved to Valley Fields Dome Saturday morning as #3 Denver (17-0, 6-0) battled Marquette (15-2, 5-1) for the BIG EAST title. Trademark defensive stands in the first and fourth quarters, shutting out the Golden Eagles and forcing 27 turnovers, sealed the Denver win and regular season title. Continue reading Denver Wins BIG EAST Regular Season Championship, 12-5
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Denver Wins OT Thriller Over Marquette, 15-14
Denver men’s lacrosse (9-4, 4-1) owned nearly all the key statistics in regulation against Marquette Friday night in Milwaukee. The Pioneers led Marquette in shots-on-goal, ground balls, clears and faceoffs. Yet, the Pioneers were forced into a four-minute overtime in Milwaukee. Finally, DU’s Stephen Avery gave DU the game-winner with 1:26 remaining in OT and the Pioneers win, 15-14. The win gives Denver the number two seed at the BIG EAST Tournament next weekend on the same field.
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Has Denver lost its Mojo?
Coming out of the 2007-2009 Great Recession, Denver was the nation’s hot spot. The resurgent front-range markets of Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, and Colorado Springs led the charge as millennials flocked to Colorado. Jobs were aplenty, housing was affordable, and the possibilities seemed limitless. Fast forward to 2023, more people are now expected to move out of Colorado than move in. It was not that long ago that Colorado and Denver were considered the ideal place to live, work, and retire.
Denver Bounces Sloppy Providence Under the Lights, 13-6
#10 Denver men’s lacrosse (8-4, 3-1) put away a sloppy Providence team on Senior Night at Peter Barton Stadium, 13-6. The Friars lost track of the ball 12 times and were forced into turnovers seven more times on a brisk Rocky Mountain evening. The Pioneers reeled in seven more ground balls than Providence, creating extra possessions and stalling offensive opportunities for the visitors who appeared to still be operating in a different time zone. In a week that featured Matt Brown as DU’s future head coach, it was Coach Bill Tierney’s defense that turned up the heat in the first half – holding the visitors to only two goals. Not to be outdone, the Pioneers scored a host of seven straight goals in Brown’s offense. The Denver ‘D’ capped the night with a length-of-the-field goal by defender Jimmy Freehill, 13-6. Continue reading Denver Bounces Sloppy Providence Under the Lights, 13-6
Men’s College Soccer Split-Season Tossed into Dust Bin
Did you know DU is in the middle of its spring men’s soccer season? Of course you didn’t – aside from passionate parents or Denver locals who happen to be walking by Pioneer Field, the team is playing meaningless games against largely obscure programs because spring games are nothing more than exhibitions. Denver does not even post the scores of these matches on the athletics website. All this while soccer US soccer academies are sprouting up around the country and developing young players who receive 8-10 months of development. Continue reading Men’s College Soccer Split-Season Tossed into Dust Bin
Denver Women’s Lacrosse on a Tear, Punish Stanford and Xavier
#3 Denver Women’s Lacrosse (15-0, 4-0) continued their historic season with a sweep. The Pio’s took down the Stanford Cardinal Thursday night at Peter Barton Stadium and Sunday morning trounced Xavier on the road to remain unblemished in BIG EAST play.
While first impressions may indicate Denver is driven by a powerful offense (which it is), it is the stingy defense that allows long scoring runs while shutting down opponents. Denver is second in the nation in caused turnovers (12.62 pg), second in the nation in draw control percentage (,625), seventh on save percentage (.510), and number one in scoring defense (5.92). It is hard to win in lacrosse without the ball. Continue reading Denver Women’s Lacrosse on a Tear, Punish Stanford and Xavier
#3 Denver Routs Villanova & Butler 36-8, Moves to 12-0
Denver women’s lacrosse (12-0, 2-0) continued its historic undefeated season, crushing a pair of Big East foes with a pair of home wins, first thumping Villanova 17-4 this past Saturday and then bullying the Butler University Bulldogs, 19-4 on Wednesday. The Peter Barton Stadium sweep kept #3-ranked Denver in the hunt to become the best women’s lacrosse team in the country. Continue reading #3 Denver Routs Villanova & Butler 36-8, Moves to 12-0
Lacrosse Store Sales Extended to April 10th
We have elected to extend sales from the DU lacrosse store for 10 days. You can customize merchandise and select from Denver Boone, Denver Bonnie or our new 5280U logo HERE.
Once again all sales proceeds will be split between DU men’s and women’s lacrosse and our junior writer Josie LeCompte. If you like LetsGoDU content and support Denver lacrosse, now is an excellent time to order your merchandise. Continue reading Lacrosse Store Sales Extended to April 10th
Nearly 50 Years Ago, Women Took the Field With DU Men’s Lacrosse Team
It was the 1974 school year. The time of President Nixon’s resignation, the Middle East oil embargo, and a Swedish rock group called ABBA was all the rage in Europe. That same school year, four female lacrosse players joined the DU men’s lacrosse ‘B’ team, playing against Air Force in Colorado Springs to open the season. The final score, an 18-1 AFA drubbing of Denver, was the least important event that day, as players from both teams dealt with a new trend that was sweeping the nation – women playing college sports. Continue reading Nearly 50 Years Ago, Women Took the Field With DU Men’s Lacrosse Team
Basketball Transfer Portal Shaping Mid-Majors’ 2023-24 Plans
Basketball transfers are coming to a portal near you.
The 60-day window is open (March 13-May 11) for prospective transfers to hop in the portal to examine their options. The one-time transfer rule is still intact this season. If a player has not transferred before, they are immediately eligible. Of course, a team may release a player to play immediately rather than sit out a year of play. Continue reading Basketball Transfer Portal Shaping Mid-Majors’ 2023-24 Plans