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Between the pipes, Pioneers are Ready for deep postseason run

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Voluntarily subjecting one’s body to a solid rubber ball, facing shots that reach over 100 miles per hour, while wearing the only additional protection of a throat and chest protector, all to protect a six-foot by six-foot and seven-foot deep cage, requires a uniquely-oriented individual. Continue reading Between the pipes, Pioneers are Ready for deep postseason run

Pioneers clinch #1 seed in BIG EAST Tournament with Senior Day win over Providence

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There’s still one week left in the regular season, but the #2 University of Denver Pioneers men’s lacrosse team now knows it will be the #1 seed for the BIG EAST Conference Tournament in Providence. Thanks to a 12-2 victory over the only team that could catch them in the standings and the hosts of the conference tournament, the Providence College Friars. Continue reading Pioneers clinch #1 seed in BIG EAST Tournament with Senior Day win over Providence

Cannizzaro’s last-second heroics lift Denver over Notre Dame in instant classic

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Denver-Notre Dame. It’s never a straightforward 10-7 game when these two teams meet. It always comes down to the final seconds and, recently, it’s always taken overtime. It seemed like that was going to happen again today as it was tied 10-10 in the waning seconds of the game, but the #5 University of Denver Pioneers’ Connor Cannizzaro had a different idea as he scored with the clock reading 0:00. Continue reading Cannizzaro’s last-second heroics lift Denver over Notre Dame in instant classic

Pioneers suffer “setback” in 13-9 loss to North Carolina

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Tyler Pace returned to the field, Ethan Walker netted a hat trick, and that’s about all that went well for the #1 University of Denver Pioneers today as they fell 13-9 to the #6 North Carolina Tarheels at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Denver was never competitive and the Tarheels led the game wire to wire. Continue reading Pioneers suffer “setback” in 13-9 loss to North Carolina

“Controlled aggressiveness” guides Denver’s top defensive line

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Creating a dominant, lethal defense, capable of shutting down opposing attacks with force and strategy is a science. The iterative process through trial and error to identity the balance between tenacity and tactic, University of Denver defensive coordinator John Orsen has created such.

Through a new system of “controlled aggressiveness” introduced this season, Orsen has revamped Denver’s defensive style of play. Continue reading “Controlled aggressiveness” guides Denver’s top defensive line

Denver shuts out Canisius in Bill Tierney’s 100th Denver victory

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They had to make it special right? 100 career victories with a program is an important mark for a coach of any program and today, #1 University of Denver head coach Bill Tierney eclipsed that mark for the second time in his career with a 12-0 win over the Canisius College Golden Griffins. Continue reading Denver shuts out Canisius in Bill Tierney’s 100th Denver victory

Denver dominates Cleveland State 19-6 in sloppy game

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It may not have been made for television, and thank goodness it wasn’t televised, but the #1 University of Denver Pioneers rose above sloppy play and took advantage of many mistakes made by the Cleveland State Vikings to win 19-6 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Continue reading Denver dominates Cleveland State 19-6 in sloppy game

WATCH: Connor Cannizzaro, Trevor Baptiste, & Bill Tierney talk Duke win

Earlier today, the #1 University of Denver Pioneers men’s lacrosse team ran past Duke 14-9 thanks in large part to star FOGO Trevor Baptiste’s incredible second half at the X. As DU head coach Bill Tierney notes below, Duke is a better team than many are giving them credit for in the early going, so this is an important victory for the Crimson and Gold. Continue reading WATCH: Connor Cannizzaro, Trevor Baptiste, & Bill Tierney talk Duke win

Trevor Baptiste spurs second half run as Pioneers run past Duke, 14-9

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Between the third and fourth quarters today at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, junior All-American FOGO Trevor Baptiste won six straight faceoffs to lead the #1 University of Denver Pioneers to a big 14-9 victory over the #15 Duke University Blue Devils. Continue reading Trevor Baptiste spurs second half run as Pioneers run past Duke, 14-9

DU vs AF lax: the western faceoff

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After a devastating loss to Towson University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last May, the University of Denver Pioneers Men’s Lacrosse team has worked harder than ever in the offseason according to head coach Bill Tierney. They’re eager to atone for last season’s abrupt ending. The Pioneers embark on the 2017 campaign with a home-opener against the Air Force Falcons this Saturday (Feb. 11) at 1 p.m. Continue reading DU vs AF lax: the western faceoff