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[20/16] Pioneers Host [24/RV] Hokies in Wednesday Contest

March 6, 2018

[20/16] Denver

(3-1, 0-0 BIG EAST)

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[24/RV]
VIRGINIA TECH

(4-3, 1-0 ACC)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 12 p.m. MT
Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium (Denver, Colo.)

 

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LOOKING BACK TO LAST TIME OUT

• [21/20] Denver lost to then [2/2] Stony Brook, 16-3 on Feb. 25
• Junior attackers Julia Feiss and Kendra Lanuza (free-position shots) and freshman Eliza Radochonski recorded a goal in the contest
• Lanuza assisted on the Radochonski goal for a team-high two points
• Junior defender Nicki Wilkinson led the defense with two caused turnovers

HISTORY VS VIRGINIA TECH
• The Pioneers are 1-3 all-time against the Hokies. This will be the first meeting in Denver
• In their last meeting, Denver defeated Virginia Tech 19-7 on March 2, 2007 in Blacksburg in Coach Kelly’s first year at DU
• DU started the game scoring the first five goals and later scored 13 unanswered goals in the win
• Denver has averaged 10.75 goals per game against Virginia Tech, while the Hokies have averaged 12.25 in the four contests

HISTORY VS RANKED TEAMS
• Denver is 12-38 all-time against ranked teams, 5-8 in the last five years

SCOUTING THE HOKIES
• Virginia Tech was 11-8 last season, 2-5 in the ACC
• The Hokies opened up the season with two loses against ranked opponents, No. 8 USC (5-11) and No. 8 James Madison(11-16), before stringing together four straight wins, including over No. 10 Duke (17-14), which was snapped on Sunday against Colorado
• Of their 82 goals, 24 were on free-position shots, 60 were unassisted and one was in overtime
• Senior attacker Tristan McGinley leads the Hokies with 16 goals and 16 points with 27 total shots, 21 of which were shots on goal (.778 sog%). McGinley also leads the team in draw controls, with 33 on the season
• Redshirt junior midfielder Mary Claire Bryne has a team-high 22 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers
• Redshirt senior goalkeeper Meagh Graham has started all seven games in net for the Hokies, allowing 72 goals on 170 shots faced and making 51 saves in 372:02 minutes of action. She has a goals allowed average of 11.61 and a save percentage of .415. Morgan Berman (46:38, 6 goals allowed, 2 saves on 9 shots faced, .250 save %, 7.72 G.A.A.) and Sydney Gagnon (4 minutes, no shots faced, no goals, no saves) have also made appearances in the net for the Hokies
• As a unit, the goalkeepers are allowing 78 goals on 179 shots faced, with 53 saves, for a G.A.A. rate of 11.07 and a save percentage of .405

PIONEERS IN THE POLLS
• DU moved up in the rankings in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and Inside Lacrosse Cascade Women’s Division I Media Poll this week, ranked 20 (163 pts) and 16 (95 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 seven opponents on their schedule who were either ranked or receiving votes in the latest media poll, and six ranked teams in the IWLCA poll
• DU shares just two common opponents with Virginia Tech: Colorado and Louisville. VT lost to Colorado 18-3 on Sunday

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 35-6 (.854) at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, including a perfect 12-0 record in 2014
• In Coach Kelly’s tenure at DU, the Pioneers are 80-15 (.842) at home, including back-to-back 8-0 home records in 2012 and 2013

FINDING NEW CONTRIBUTORS
• In the four games, freshmen Quintin Hoch-Bullen and Eliza Radochonski accounted for 12 goals and 18 points, including a hat trick from Radochonski against Stanford
• As a class, freshmen have tallied 22 pts, with Hannah Liddy recording three assists and Caroline Wiseman scoring her first career goal against San Diego State
• Sophomore transfer Molly Little scored four goals and has a team-high 11 draw controls in her first four appearances in Crimson and Gold
• Radochonski leads the team with four assists and 11 points and has scored in every game this season
• 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. In the last game against San Diego State, 10 different players recorded at least one point
Maddie Baum has taken the majority of the draw controls, recording eight, while Elizabeth Behrins and Katherine Fischer have five and Kennedy Milburn has recorded two draw controls
• 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

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