Category Archives: Men’s Lacrosse

Denver holds off upstart Villanova in snowy thriller

On a cold day in Villanova, Pennsylvania, the No. 4 University of Denver Pioneers topped the No. 18 Villanova University Wildcats 12-11 with heavy snow falling throughout the game. Despite the suboptimal conditions, the Pioneers were able to emerge with an important road victory. Continue reading Denver holds off upstart Villanova in snowy thriller

Denver Can’t Overcome Sloppy Play, Loses to Penn State

Photo Credit: Penn State Athletics

For the first time since losing to Ohio State last year, a span of 20 games, the No. 1 University of Denver Pioneers lost a lacrosse game. This time, the Pioneers were dispatched at the hands of the unranked, upstart Penn State Nittany Lions by a score of 15-10 at the Patriot Cup in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading Denver Can’t Overcome Sloppy Play, Loses to Penn State

Lax Winning Streak Piques Interest

The DU men’s lacrosse team recently extended their winning streak to an impressive 20 games (National Championship included). This streak begs the question: where does this rank among other notable NCAA winning streaks? Continue reading Lax Winning Streak Piques Interest

DU Lax Powers Past Ohio State in Second Half, 15-6

Ten months ago, Ohio State came to Denver and surprised the Pioneers with a 5-0 first quarter scoring run at the NCAA quarterfinals. DU responded with a 5-0 run of their own and went on to win the game and advance, 15-13, to the Final Four and become eventual national champions.

Ohio State rolled into Denver Saturday afternoon with a chance to exact revenge. They hung close the first half, again, as both teams played stifling defense but DU’s offense got untracked in the second half. DU coasted to the 15-6 victory at Peter Barton Stadium. Continue reading DU Lax Powers Past Ohio State in Second Half, 15-6

Clutch Performances Highlight Big Pioneer Athletics Weekend

They had ice in their veins.

This past weekend Denver Pioneer athletes were all about clutch performances. Some performances were obvious while others may have run under the radar. Continue reading Clutch Performances Highlight Big Pioneer Athletics Weekend

DU Stings Notre Dame in OT 9-8

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
The hands can’t hit
What the eye’s can’t see.”
Muhammed Ali

In another game for the ages, #2 ranked University of Denver knocked out #1 Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana in sudden death overtime. Zach Miller, DU’s overtime heavyweight, threw the decisive punch into the net to end the contest.

Miller has done this before to Notre Dame. He is so smooth with and without the ball – it is easy for opponents to get transfixed or lose track – then, boom, the violent delivery of the ball into the back of the net. Today, it was Notre Dame’s time to feel the sting. Continue reading DU Stings Notre Dame in OT 9-8

LAX Watch Party Today #1 vs. #2 – The Pioneer 3:30PM

DU faces off against one of their fiercest rivals, Notre Dame, this afternoon at 3:30. Are you going to be watching in your parents basement? Why not get out of the house, grab a friend, and go where everybody knows your name – The Pioneer to watch the tilt. Another perfect day in Denver, you can head to the rooftop for a tan and some Pioneering or stay in the lower catacombs and watch  the game – UV-Free.

The Pioneer

Come on – mom won’t miss you!

Denver and Notre Dame to Renew High Intensity Rivalry Sunday

Photo Credit: laxmagazine.com

An all too familiar collision between the reigning national champion Denver Pioneers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take place this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. MT in South Bend, Indiana. The short, yet rich history between the two western-rivals magnifies the intensity and passion sparked by the fastest growing rivalry in college lacrosse. Continue reading Denver and Notre Dame to Renew High Intensity Rivalry Sunday