Denver Battles Maryland Monday for National Title

May 24, 2015

Game 19:[3/3] No. 4 Seed Denver (16-2, 5-0 BIG EAST) vs. [7/8] No. 6 Maryland (15-3, 4-1 BIG TEN)
Date & Time Monday, May 25 at 1 p.m. ET/11 a.m. MT
Location Lincoln Financial Field -- 68,532 (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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TV ESPN2
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SUNDAY PREVIEWS:

2015 NCAA lacrosse tournament final: Breaking down Denver vs. Maryland (Syracuse.com)

Maryland, Denver have different histories, same hunger for NCAA lacrosse title (USA Today)

Maryland vs. Denver men's lacrosse national championshippreview (SB Nation)

Faceoff play "battle within the battle" for NCAA men's lacrosse title game between Maryland, Denver (Baltimore Sun)

Cazenovia native and Denver star Connor Cannizzaro faces old school in NCAA final (Syracuse.com)

Former Princeton coach Bill Tierney returns to title game with Denver (NCAA.com)

Dusty Saunders: Notre Dame alum calling Denver lacrosse action (Denver Post)

Denver Pioneers lacrosse meeting Maryland for national championship (Denver Post)

DU men's lacrosse team seeks first NCAA national title (CW2)

Sector SPDRs May Madness: NCAA Championship Storylines, Matachups (Inside Lacrosse)

SATURDAY RECAPS:

Denver Brings the West to the Title Game (New York Times)

Denver fends off Notre Dame in OT, reaches first NCAA men's lacrosse title game (USA Today)

Denver acts like it has been there (ESPN)

Denver defeats No. 1 Notre Dame with overtime goal (Associated Press)

Berg lifts Denver past Notre Dame in overtime, 11-10, into men's lacrosse final (Baltimore Sun)

Wesley Berg's OT winner lifts Denver past Notre Dame, into first title game (NCAA.com)

Coquitlam's Wesley Berg, Tyler Pace lead Denver to NCAA field lacrosse finals; ridiculous Berg goal should become YouTubestaple (The Province)

NCAA Lacrosse Final Four: Wesley Berg's game-winner lifts Denver over Notre Dame in overtime (Syracuse.com)

Denver punches ticket to lacrosse final with OT win over Notre Dame (Denver Post)

Reaction, Photos: Denver 11, Notre Dame 10 (OT) in NCAA Semis (Inside Lacrosse)

Sector SPDRs May Madness: Tactical Breakdown -- How Denver Beat Notre Dame (Inside Lacrosse)

Denver Takes Notre Dame's Best Punch, Wins 11-10 in OT (Lacrosse Magazine)

Berg lifts Denver lacrosse past Notre Dame 11-10 (9News)

NCAA Lacrosse Tournament 2015: Semifinals Results and Championship Preview (Bleacher Report)

Wesley Berg scores in OT as Denver eliminates Notre Dame (Newsday)

Denver Advances to Title Game with OT Win vs. Notre Dame (LaxPower)


MONDAY NOTES:

PIONEERS PLAY FOR NATIONAL TITLE

• Denver will play in its first National Championship game in men's lacrosse on Monday at 11 a.m. MT against No. 6 seed Maryland.
• As an athletic program, Denver has claimed 29 national titles, with DU taking home 22 skiing titles and seven hockey titles.
• DU head coach Bill Tierney will look to claim his seventh national title on Monday (6-2).
• Tierney will look to become the first head coach to win a DI men's National Lacrosse Championship with two different teams on Monday.
•The Pioneers 16 wins entering Monday's final ties with the 2014 squad for the most in program history.

NEW RECORD HOLDERS
• Wesley Berg broke both Denver's career goals and career points records on April 11. The senior enters the game with 250 points and 183 goals.
• Freshman Trevor Baptiste set both the overall DU single-season record and the NCAA record for faceoff wins by a freshman on May 2. The Denver rookie enters Monday with 300 faceoff wins.
• Sophomore Maryland transfer Connor Cannizzaro set the DU single-season points record, recording his 79th of the season in the BIG EAST Final.

DENVER AS A TOP-5 TEAM
• Denver is 37-9 as a top-5 team since turning DI, including 7-2 (3-1 Neutral) as the No. 3 team in the coaches' poll.

A GAME OF RUNS
• Denver started its April 25 game vs. Marquette on a 13-1 run, the fourth 10-1 run or better this season.
• DU also held Lehigh without a goal in the second and third quarters (10-1 run), over 40 minutes straight without a goal. Denver has held its opponent without a goal in consecutive quarters just twice in the Tierney era (2/24/13 vs. Canisius).

THE CANNIZZARO EFFECT
• Connor Cannizzaro has had at least seven points in six games this season, including eight points in each of Denver's first two games and in the BIG EAST Final, becoming the first player in program history to have eight points in two or more games in a season.
• In his rookie season at Maryland, the 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year had eight assists.







 

 

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