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[21/20] Denver Welcomes San Diego State on Friday

Feb. 21, 2018

[21/20] Denver

(2-0, 0-0 BIG EAST)

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san diego state

(2-0, 0-0 MPSF)

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 12 p.m. MT
Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium (Denver, Colo.)

 

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LOOKING BACK TO LAST TIME OUT
• [RV/RV] Denver defeated [-/RV] Louisville 12-5
• Senior midfielder Riley Eggeman had a career-high four goals and four points and tied her career-high with five shots, while junior midfielder Elizabeth Behrins added three goals and one assist for four points on the afternoon
Carson Gregg recorded 10 saves on 15 shots on goal, for a save percentage of .650
• The Pioneers outshot Louisville 25-22 and won the draw control battle 11-8, with Behrins recording a team-high four draw controls
Kennedy Milburn led the defense with five ground balls in the game, a career-high for the redshirt junior

HISTORY VS SAN DIEGO STATE
• The Pioneers are 6-0 all-time against the Aztecs and 3-0 at home
• In their last meeting, Denver defeated San Diego State on Feb. 4, 2017 by a score of 15-10
Elizabeth Behrins scored five goals on five shots to lead the Crimson and Gold
Kendra Lanuza had three goals and four assists for a team-high seven points and Julia Feiss also had three goals plus one assist
• Lanuza finished with three ground balls and two draw controls and Behrins had two caused turnovers
• Denver has averaged 15.2 goals per game against SDSU, while the Aztecs have averaged 8.7 in the six contests

SCOUTING THE AZTECS
• SDSU was 10-8 last season, 3-5 in the MPSF
• San Diego State opened up the season with two, one-goal wins over California (12-11) and Arizona State (14-13)
• Of their 26 goals, 10 were on free-position shots and 20 were unassisted
• Junior midfielder Harlowe Steele leads the team with nine goals and 10 points on the season. She has had 11 total shots, nine shots on goals (.818 sog%), and three free-position goals on three attempts
• Junior midfielder Jill Haight has a team-high 15 draw controls and three caused turnovers, while senior midfielder Mackenzie Lech leads the team with four ground balls
• Junior goalkeeper Katy Sharretts has started both games in net for the Aztecs, allowing 24 goals on 64 shots faced and making 22 saves. She has a goals allowed average of 12.0 and a save percentage of .478

PIONEERS IN THE POLLS
• DU entered both the IWLCA Coaches Poll and Inside Lacrosse Cascade Women’s Division I Media Poll this week, ranked 21 (137 pts) and 20 (31 pts), respectively
• Denver reached its highest ranking in the polls in nearly four years last season at the No. 13 spot in both the IWLCA Coaches’ Poll and the Cascade Media Poll the week of March 20, 2017

DENVER’S SCHEDULE
• The Pioneers will have played or will face five opponents on their schedule who were either ranked or receiving votes in the latest media poll, and five ranked teams in the IWLCA poll
• DU shares two common opponents with San Diego State: Colorado and Niagara

HOME IS WHERE THE W’S ARE
• Denver was 8-0 at home in 2017, outscoring opponents 123-53 (15.38-6.62 goals per game average)
• In the last five years, DU is 34-6 (.850) at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, including a perfect 12-0 record in 2014
• In Coach Kelly’s tenure at DU, the Pioneers are 79-15 (.840) at home, including back-to-back 8-0 home records in 2012 and 2013

FINDING NEW CONTRIBUTORS
• In the two games, freshmen Quintin Hoch-Bullen and Eliza Radochonski accounted for seven goals, including a hat trick from Radochonski against Stanford
• Sophomore transfer Molly Little scored three goals in her first two appearances in Crimson and Gold
• Freshman Hannah Liddy leads the team with three assists, all coming against Louisville
• The Pioneers had goals from six different players, and eight different players recorded a point in the victory over Stanford. Against Louisville, seven different players scored a goal and eight different players recorded a point
Maddie Baum has taken the majority of the draw controls, recording four, while Elizabeth Behrins has recorded four, Molly Little has three, Katherine Fischer has two and Riley Eggeman and Julia Feiss each recorded a draw control
• Besides Carson Gregg in net, freshman midfielder Caroline Wiseman started in her first career collegiate game against Stanford, as did junior midfielder Maddie Baum, and Molly Litlle started her first game as a Pioneer against Louisville

2018 BIG EAST
• Denver was picked to finish second in the BIG EAST Preseason Poll with 73 total points and one first-place vote.
• DU had representatives on the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team in junior attackers Julia Feiss and Kendra Lanuza (unanimous selection)
Carson Gregg earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week in weeks one and two
• Denver is tied for second amongst BIG EAST teams in caused turnovers per game with 11, but leads in goals against average (7) and save percentage (.650)







 

 

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