In a strange game, DU led in most statistical categories – shots (26-17), shots-on-goal (16-13), forced turnovers (22-10), clears (16-17 vs 17-22), and ground balls (14-8). How did BC win? They went a cool 13-13 on their shots on goal – nearly an impossible statistic to generate at this level of play. Continue reading Precise Shooting Triggers BC 13-8 NCAA Second-Round Win Over Denver
After DU (18-2, 5-0) put on a dominating display against Vermont 16-3, they set their sights on Boston College (16-2, 6-2) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Bea Behrins voiced her thoughts on playing the three-seed Eagles on their home field. “They think that they are going to come in and run all over us. That underdog mentality, grit, that we have will show in that game (Sunday).” Continue reading Denver Readies For Second Round Showdown With Boston College
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. Continue reading Denver Women Headed to Chestnut Hill to Play Vermont with Big East Title in Hand
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
They are 30-3 over the past two seasons and their 16-8 road win at Villanova this past weekend guaranteed DU women’s lacrosse at least a share of the conference title – yet again. That now makes it three straight regular-season titles (2020 was canceled due to COVID-19). Sitting at #9 in the national rankings, Denver women’s lacrosse is on a tear, sitting at 14-1, 4-0 this season. They have outscored their opponents 196-118 and take 11 more shots per game. Continue reading Dominant DU Women’s Lacrosse Coasts to BIG EAST Regular Season Title
#1 Boston College was leading Denver women’s lacrosse, 9-5, at the end of the third quarter when the match was called due to inclement weather. The temperature was 15 degrees and falling with a wind chill of zero with flurries fast approaching when the match was called in the Eagles’ favor. Continue reading Denver Drops Weather-Shortened Match to #1 BC
To put a twist on an old Rick Flair quote, “To be the best, you have to beat the best.” #11 Denver women’s lacrosse (6-0) will have that opportunity tomorrow, Wednesday, at Peter Barton Stadium at 4:00 pm in what is certain to be a chilly and possibly snowy reception for the #1 Boston College Golden Eagles (6-0). Head Coach Liza Kelly and her teams have been knocking on the door as a true national contender but Wednesday’s match is the ultimate test – can they be the best?
***GAME MOVED TO 1:00 PM DUE TO WEATHER***
Denver women’s lacrosse defeated Stanford for the second game in a row, following on last season’s NCAA tournament win, 8-6, at Stanford, California. Denver men’s lacrosse was not so fortunate with a Saturday morning loss to Duke, 19-10, in Durham, North Carolina.
From 2005 to 2014, DU Athletics had a featured broadcaster, Mitch Hyder, who was best known for his radio play-by-play for the University of Denver’s men’s basketball team. A jack-of-all-trades, Hyder also did play-by-play for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. The transition to a new voice has taken time but current play-by-play announcer, Tyler Maun has assumed the mantle as the voice of the Denver Pioneers.
Registration is still open for this year’s Denver Athletics Hall of Fame awards dinner to be held Friday, October 15th, 6-9 pm MT ahead of the Hall of Fame hockey game against Air Force on Saturday at Magness Arena. Originally scheduled for last year, but postponed due to COVID-19, this year’s induction class is one of the most impressive groups of athletic alumni ever assembled at DU. Continue reading DU Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions Slated for October 15th