Women's Lacrosse


[14/14] Denver Overrun by [13/9] Colorado, 14-3

March 3, 2017


BOULDER, Colo. - The [14/14] University of Denver women's lacrosse program encountered a stampeding [13/9] Colorado program on Friday, facing an 10-1 halftime deficit en route to a 14-3 defeat to suffer the first loss of the 2017 campaign.

"I'm disappointed in the way we played today," said head coach Liza Kelly. "Credit to Colorado, they played a good game of lacrosse."

Emily Conway led DU (5-1) with two goals while Caitlin Derry added the other. Layne Voorhees, Caroline Lewis and Hunter Gray were active on the field, picking up four, three and three ground balls, respectively, while Voorhees and Gray both added a caused turnover.



Maddy Stevenson took the loss for the Crimson and Gold, allowing eight goals before being replaced by Carson Gregg at the 8:58 mark of the first half. Gregg finished with five saves and six goals allowed in almost 40 minutes of action between the pipes.

Johnna Fusco, Darby Kiernan and Katie Macleay all tallied hat tricks for CU (5-0) in the contest as Fusco led all scorers with five goals and two helpers for seven points, while Kiernan and Macleay both posted three goals apiece.

Paige Soenksen took the win while backstopping the Buffaloes, making nine saves on 12 shots faced for the hosts.

Colorado came out in a sprint, scoring four of the first five goals of the game by the midway mark of the opening half, Derry had the lone marker for the Crimson and Gold as she took a pass from Riley Eggeman near the top of the 12-meter arc and shimmied her way down to the net to sneak a shot past Soenksen to get the visitors on the board.

Meanwhile, the Buffs got two goals from Fusco and one each from Macleay and Keirnan to put Denver in the early hole.

CU kept a foot on the gas, getting six more goals in the frame, including Macleay's, Fusco's and Keirnan's hat tricks, for a 10-1 lead heading into the locker room.

The hosts got their 11th goal of the contest in the first minute of the second half to enforce a running clock and got their 12th to further dig Denver into the chasm by the 18:51 mark of the second half.

Conway got DU's second goal of the match by the 15-minute mark in an effort to slow Colorado's attack, but it did little to stem the tide as the Buffs wore down the Pioneers and took the decision at 14-3.

Denver will return to Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium next week, hosting Vermont on Sunday, March 12, with opening draw set for 3 p.m. MT.

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