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[5] Denver Set for Quarterfinal Clash with [4] Notre Dame on Long Island

May 16, 2017

 Game 16: No. 5 Seed Denver (12-3, 5-0 BIG EAST)
 vs. No. 4 Seed Notre Dame(9-5, 2-2 ACC)
 Date & Time  Saturday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. MT
 Location  James M Shuart Stadium (Hempstead, N.Y.)
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 TV  ESPNU
 Stream  Watch ESPN
 Radio  104.3 The Fan (Tyler Maun)
 Sponsor  DU MLAX Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores
 Live Stats  Gametracker
 Game Info  Denver Game Notes (.pdf)  |   Denver Media Guide (.pdf)  |   Notre Dame   | BIG EAST
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THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
• Tewaaraton Finalist Trevor Baptiste went 23-of-27 from the dot, scored two goals and three Pioneers netted hat tricks as fifth-seeded Denver defeated Air Force 17-10 last Saturday in the 10th and final game at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium in 2017.
• In the first “West Regional” Final (Denver, Air Force, Marquette, Notre Dame), the biggest western rivalry in the game will be the second game of a quarterfinal double header at Hofstra on Saturday (2:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. MT).
• Saturday’s winner will take on the winner of top-seeded Maryland and eighth-seeded Albany. Those two teams will meet in Delaware on Sunday afternoon.

THE TIERNEY FILE
• Head coach Bill Tierney is in his eighth season with the Pioneers, holding a 108-31 record at DU and a 380-124 career record in his 33rd season.
• Tierney became the first coach to win National Championships with two different programs in 2015, and has an NCAA-best seven men’s lacrosse national titles to his name (six at Princeton).
• Tierney is also the first coach to win 100 of his first 140 games in charge at two different programs.
• Tierney entered the season fourth in active wins with 368, behind Jim Berkman (D3/489), Hank Janczyk (D3/423) and John Danowski (Duke/370) to start the season.
• Tierney became the third DI coach to record 350 wins on April 30, 2015 at Villanova, and is second in wins (380) by a Division I head coach, behind John Danowski (383 - LIU Post/Hofstra/Duke - 1983-pres.).
• Tierney is 6-4 against Notre Dame, and will meet ND head coach Kevin Corrigan for just the second time in the NCAA Tournament (2015 Semifinals).
• Tierney was inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1995 (Duke’s Danowski was inducted in 2001).

DENVER AND NOTRE DAME
• For the second-consecutive year, the four western most teams made the NCAA First Round, but for the first time, the four were podded together in the same path to Championship Weekend.
• Denver and Notre Dame advanced from the first round, two programs that have combined for seven Championship Weekend appearances since 2011.
• Five of the last seven meetings between the two teams have gone to overtime, and Denver has won the last five meetings overall.
• Saturday will mark the first time since the 2014 meeting that neither team is in the top-4 in the coaches’ poll.
• Connor Cannizzaro’s winner to break the stretch of three-straight overtime games in the series came as time expired on March 12.

Clips

The Last Meeting
Notre Dame10
Denver11
March 12, 2017
Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium
[4/5] Denver Topples [1/1] Notre Dame on Cannizzaro's Heroics
DENVER - 2016 Tewaaraton Finalist Connor Cannizzaro took over possession for the [4/5] University of Denver men's lacrosse program with seconds left in the game, recovered from a brief stumble, and bounced in the game-winner with no time on the clock to send the Pioneers past [1/1] Notre Dame in thrilling fashion at 11-10 on Sunday afternoon at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

NCAA – Trevor Baptiste is a Faceoff Wizard 

Denver Post - Bill Tierney Returns to Where it All Began - 

Denver Post - Trevor Baptiste Feature 

Denver Post - Austin French Feature 

9News Denver - Trevor BaptisteFormer Swimming Star, Now Top Faceoff Guy 

7News Denver - Denver Support Staff (Pioneer Health and Performance)  

DU - NCAA West Regional Feature





 

 

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