Category Archives: Men’s Lacrosse

BIG EAST Flameout Extinguishes Season for Denver Men’s Lacrosse

It was a forgettable season for DU men’s lacrosse (9-6, 4-1 BIG EAST) as they skidded to an unremarkable close Friday afternoon against Villanova in the BIG EAST Tournament semifinals. The 15-14 defeat defied the saying, “objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” The game really wasn’t as close as the final score would indicate as another conference tournament collapse brought DU’s season to an end. Continue reading BIG EAST Flameout Extinguishes Season for Denver Men’s Lacrosse

Big Week Ahead For Denver Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse

Both Denver men’s and women’s lacrosse programs have their respective BIG EAST conference tournaments this weekend. The women will be fighting for a potential home-field advantage in the first round of the NCAA Tournament – though the 12-10 loss to rival Colorado likely ended that opportunity – and the men are fighting for their postseason lives, hoping to just extend their season. One loss and their season is over. The action will take place this Thursday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium for the women and Cooper Field (Georgetown) in Washington D.C.for the men. Continue reading Big Week Ahead For Denver Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse

Pioneers Clinch 2-Seed in BIG EAST Tournament with Dominant Victory Over Marquette

The #19 Denver Pioneers men’s lacrosse team (9-5, 4-1 BIG EAST) won’t win the regular-season conference title like many Pioneer fans have become accustomed to over the past decade but thanks to a dominant stretch of lacrosse that saw Denver finish the season on a three-game winning streak, they finished 2nd in the conference behind Georgetown, the only conference team that beat the Pios. In front of the second-largest crowd in Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium history (2,969), the Pioneers clinched the 2-seed with a dominating victory over the Marquette Golden Eagles (4-10, 2-3) to close out the regular season and enter the postseason on a high note. Continue reading Pioneers Clinch 2-Seed in BIG EAST Tournament with Dominant Victory Over Marquette

Pregame National Championship Celebration at The Pioneer Bar, 4-6 This Friday

While COVID-19 may have kept Damien Goddard from the Frozen Four, Goddard makes a triumphant return to Denver this Friday with a Pop-Up store at The Pioneer Bar from 4-6 pm. The event, sponsored by Denver Boone Facebook, is a celebration of Denver’s 9th national hockey championship and will offer hockey championship gear for sale. The championship merchandise includes 4 different styles of caps, Boone Natty women’s V-neck, men’s T-shirts & sweatshirts and stickers. Cash, Venmo or Zelle accepted. Meet DU’s unofficial mascot, Denver Boone, for photos at 5:30 PM. Continue reading Pregame National Championship Celebration at The Pioneer Bar, 4-6 This Friday

Georgetown Runs Over Denver, 17-9

A packed Peter Barton Stadium saw DU fall to the Big EAST favorite Georgetown Saturday afternoon.  Denver (5-5, 0-1) led Georgetown 4-3 at the end of the first quarter but the Hoyas were fueled by a shorthanded goal in the second quarter and raced past Denver, 14-5,  over the next three quarters. Denver falls to 0-1 in the Big EAST. Georgetown goes to 8-1, 1-0 on the season. Continue reading Georgetown Runs Over Denver, 17-9

Denver’s BIG EAST Dominance to be Tested by Georgetown

A 5-4 Denver Lacrosse team enters Peter Barton Stadium Saturday to face the Big EAST preseason favorite, Georgetown Hoyas (7-1) in their first conference game of the season. The Pioneers are in an unfamiliar position, picked second in the Big EAST preseason poll to the Hoyas, looking in the mirror and trying to figure out their identity. Continue reading Denver’s BIG EAST Dominance to be Tested by Georgetown

Yale Leverages Early Lead to Defeat DU

Yale (3-1) jumped out to a 4-1 lead at Peter Barton Stadium and put the Pioneers (3-4) in an early deficit. Denver fought back but could never forge a tie or lead the remainder of the game and fell, 16-13, to the Bulldogs. Yale was led by preseason All-American Matt Brandau who scored 5 goals and 3 assists on the day. While the teams had a similar number of shots-on-goal, Yale took advantage of close-in snipes for 64% efficiency while DU could only score on 46% of their shots on frame. Continue reading Yale Leverages Early Lead to Defeat DU

13-1 Scoring Run Propels DU Past Canisius

Denver was leading by a narrow 7-6 margin at halftime Sunday afternoon at Peter Barton Stadium but used an explosive second half to blow by the Canisius Golden Griffins. The Pioneers scored eight consecutive goals in the third quarter before the Golden Griffins Jacob Buck stopped the bleeding. Denver went on to score five more consecutive goals to start the fourth period to hit the 20 goal mark before emptying their bench. Final score 20-9. Continue reading 13-1 Scoring Run Propels DU Past Canisius