Denver faces Notre Dame in quarterfinal

May 20, 2017

What a wild first round of lacrosse: Denver coasted past Air Force while Notre Dame fought past Marquette. The latest in lacrosse rivalries continues this Saturday on Long Island in New York when they clash at Hofstra University. Denver’s impact players made a stand against Air Force when they beat them on transition and back door dumps. Notre Dame rode on the shoulders of Brendan Gleason and Mikey Wynne while…

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Denver and Notre Dame Rivalry, Crazy Rankings Testament to Lacrosse’s New Age

March 17, 2017

Shock continues to set in over this past weekend’s game results and rankings impacts. The Denver hosting of Notre Dame was nothing short of remarkable; in front of a sellout crowd the two teams continued their rivalry in Hollywood fashion. Though this game did not go into overtime, it came down to a buzzer beater goal by Connor Cannizzaro of the Pios who took the game 11-10. How that ball…

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Pioneers Host New No. 1 Notre Dame Sunday

March 10, 2017

Following their most recent loss to UNC, the Denver Pioneers dropped across all polls (to No. 5 on IL, No. 4 on Coaches, and No. 3 on RPI) and were replaced atop the college rankings by Notre Dame – and what a controversial time for it to happen. Five of the last six meetings between the Fighting Irish and Pios resulted in sudden death overtimes, all won by Denver when…

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Battle of Two Champions

March 3, 2017

The Denver Pioneers host defending NCAA champion UNC on Saturday. The Pios enter with an undefeated record and No. 1 standing across all three major polls, while UNC is 3-1 with their one loss coming against their strongest opponent so far in Johns Hopkins. In their performance last week against Canisius, freshman Ethan Walker came up large in his debut, the first rookie to beat the record from 2000 set…

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Denver Face Off Classic Ends in Surprises

February 28, 2017

This weekend’s event in Denver could not have been better timed to fit in with a weekend full of lacrosse upsets across the entire schedule. Though the probable teams came out on top this weekend, performances were full of surprise and excitement. All four games were hard fought the entire way through. Hard hits and punishing checks were exchanged in constantly back and forth, scrappy games. Despite the usual spectator…

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Denver hosts Air Force, Cleveland State, Canisius in face-off classic

February 24, 2017

This weekend will be a very active one in the Mile High City for Denver University lacrosse. Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium will be host to Air Force (again), new program Cleveland State, and western New York’s Canisius College. Four games total will be played over Saturday and Sunday.   DENVER PIONEERS Denver is atop all three major polls and in the Maverick Top 20 tied with Maryland who has a…

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Pioneers Hold Off Blue Devils 14-9

February 20, 2017

In what shaped up to be a game-long thriller, it was not until the last few minutes of regulation that the Denver Pioneers pulled ahead for a 14-9 win over the Duke Blue Devils. Duke battled out the entire game with the Pioneers, keeping the score tied or within two points. Exchanging fast breaks, hard hits and offensive possessions kept the match-up fierce and exciting the whole way through. Connor…

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Pioneers Host Duke in Denver

February 17, 2017

Two of the most spotlighted programs in the NCAA go head-to-head this weekend in the Mile High City on Saturday. Denver comes into the game 1-0 after deflating the Air Force Falcons 14-6 and demonstrating composure and consistency despite major personnel losses. Duke enters Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium 2-1 following a season opening loss to Air Force, but two back-to-back resurrection wins over High Point and Cleveland State. This is…

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Denver shuts down Air Force in thrilling opener

February 13, 2017

The atmosphere was lit in the latest meeting between the Pioneers and Falcons, and the Pios used it to their advantage shutting down the Falcons 14-6. The sunny skies gave way to chilly breezes and clouds right before face off but that didn’t stop spectators from filling in every vantage point possible (including hills and trees) to witness the game. The student section and stands were a 50/50 split of…

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Denver Hosts Sixth Opener Against Air Force

February 9, 2017

The Denver Pioneers and Air Force Falcons are creating a history in Colorado as 2017 marks their sixth year playing each another in DU’s home opener. The two largest D-I lacrosse programs in Colorado have battled together for eight years and hosted in Denver for six. The Pio’s are undefeated at 8-0 in their history. All-coveted Bill Tierney returns for his sixth year at the helm and Matt Brown joins…

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