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Denver Controls Game in 12-5 Win Over Louisville

Feb. 17, 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—   
Senior midfielder Riley Eggeman had a career-high four goals and four points and tied her career-high with five shots as the Denver Pioneers (2-0) defeated the Louisville Cardinals (2-1) on a snowy Saturday afternoon at UofL Lacrosse Stadium.

Denver was able to control the game early on and keep the ball in the offensive half of the field, winning three of the first four draws, and stymied the Cardinals offensively and defensively throughout the game.  

The Pioneers outshot Louisville 25-22 and won the draw control battle 11-8, with Elizabeth Behrins recording a team-high four. Seven different Pioneers recorded a goal, and eight tallied a point in a victory in which Denver controlled the majority of the contest.  

Carson Gregg had another solid performance in the net, stopping 10 of the 15 shots on goal that she faced, and the defensive pressure limited the opportunities that the Cardinals had as they were 12-20 on clear attempts.  Kennedy Milburn led the defense with five ground balls in the game, a career-high for the redshirt junior. 

Kendra Lanuza opened up the afternoon of scoring for the Pioneers with her first goal of the season at 28:37 on an unassisted goal.

After Louisville tied the game at one at the 26:23 mark, Julia Feiss answered with a goal (her fourth goal of the season) at 22:14 to put the visitors back up by one.

Louisville would score the next goal, tying the game at two at 11:38, but that was all that the Cardinals would get in the half.

Denver scored the next two goals less than a minute apart to pull ahead 4-2 after a goal by freshmen Quintin Hoch-Bullen (her third of the season), off of a Behrins feed  at 11:01, and an Eliza Radochonski goal on a free-position shot at 10:12 (her fourth of the season).  

DU extended the lead with 4:05 left in the first half on a man-up goal by Behrins, and was able to sneak in a goal before the half with a goal by Molly Little (0:05) to make it 6-2 at the break. Radochonski assisted on both goals. 

The scoring continued shortly after play resumed in the second half, with Behrins getting her second goal of the game at 28:34 off of a Hannah Liddy assist.  Eggeman would make it six straight goals for the Pioneers, with a goal at the 27:08 mark, assisted by Hoch-Bullen.

Louisville got a goal back on a free-position shot with 26:41 left in the game, however, Eggeman responded with her second and third goals of the half at 24:01 and 16:37, respectively, with Liddy assisting on both goals to extend the lead to 10-3. Liddy tied a team-high three assists (Radochonski also had three assists).

The Cardinals made it 10-4 on a goal at the 15:10 mark, but they were unable to cut into the lead any further as Eggeman scored her fourth goal of the game on an unassisted goal at 13:52. 

DU would add a final goal by Behrins, her third goal of the game, to make it an eight-goal advantage at 12-4 with 10:28 remaining, with Radochonski getting her first assist of the season.  Behrins finished with four points in the contest, tying Eggeman for the team-high.

Louisville scored the final goal of the game with 2:37 left in the game, but the game would end with Denver winning 12-5.


 

 

UP NEXT:  Denver returns home to play San Diego State on Feb. 23 at noon.

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