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[13/13] Denver Hosts Marquette for One Love Game

April 6, 2017

 Game 12: [13/13] Denver (9-2, 3-1 BIG EAST) vs. Marquette (4-8, 2-2 BIG EAST)
 Date & Time  Saturday, April 8, 1 p.m. MT
 Location  Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium (Denver, Colo.)
 TV  Altitude TV (Brad Thompson and Megan Zeman)
 Live Stream  PioneerVision
 Live Stats  GameTracker
 Facebook  /DenverPioneers   |   /DenverWomensLacrosse
 Game Info   Denver Game Notes (.pdf)  |   Denver Media Guide (.pdf)   |  Marquette Women’s Lacrosse
 Twitter  @DU_Pioneers   |   @DU_WLAX   |    #DUGameDay, #DU1NATION, #DENvsMARQ

LAST TIME OUT
• No. 13/13 Denver made a midweek visit to Indianapolis to take on Butler in BIG EAST play
• The Pioneers had the complete team took en route to a 20-3 victory over the Bulldogs
• 13 different DU players found the back of the net, led by six points from sophomore Kendra Lanuza on four goals and two assists
• Senior Emily Conway added three points on two goals and one assist, while freshman Caitlin Smith posted three point on a mirror opposite with one goal and a pair of helpers
• Senior Maddy Stevenson took the win in only 15 minutes, while freshman Carson Gregg stood in the crease for the next 30 minutes and junior Kendall Mulvaney closed out the final 15
• Freshman Caroline Wyse anchored the defense with four ground balls and three caused turnovers
• Three separate Pioneers tallied their first career points as sophomore Maddie Baum and freshmen Annie Lyman and Hayden Dean all potted a goal
• Butler had a goal each come from Sydney Pattison, Emily Annand and Rachel Kegler while Allie Storke took the loss

PIO STATS
• The 20 goals is the most in a game for Denver since Mar. 30, 2014, when DU posted a 20-4 win over Saint Mary’s
• The Pioneers have recorded 24 games with at least 20 goals since 1999, 19 of which have come under head coach Liza Kelly
• 13 different scorers found the net for DU, most since Apr. 19, 2015, when 11 tallied a goal for the Pioneers
• Since Kelly took over in 2007, Denver has 18 games with at least 10 different scorers, highest being at 13 which has now happened four times
• Butler is the 73rd different opponent DU has faced since 1999
• The Pioneers are 39-34 in first meetings, including a 27-10 mark under Kelly, following the win over Butler

CLIMBING THE LADDER
• Currently ranked eighth in the nation, senior Ellie Knott is averaging 6.55 draw controls per game following her burst of 11 in the win over Butler
• 11 draws is a new personal best for the Baltimore native and good for third-most in Denver single-game history
• Knott has 72 on the year, nine away from tying the school single-season record
• She also has 130 in her career, putting her fourth in school history
• Knott is on pace for 105 on the season and 163 in her career, putting her tops on DU’s season list and solidifying her spot in fourth on the career list
• Senior Layne Voorhees currently owns 79 caused turnovers in her career, putting her in a tie for seventh on Denver’s list

BIG EAST AWARDS
• The duet of Behrins and Lanuza both grabbed weekly BIG EAST honors as Behrins took Midfielder of the Week while Lanuza was named Attacker of the Week
• It is the second awards for both players as Behrins was MOTW for Feb. 21 while Lanuza was MOTW for Feb. 14
• This is the third time Denver had multiple Pioneers in the weekly honors as Stevenson took DPOTW on Feb. 14 with Lanuza while Voorhees took the same award the following week with Behrins

NATIONAL RECOGNITION
• In addition to her BIG EAST award, Behrins also took home the IWLCA Fast Break Offensive Player of the Week for her performance against Connecticut
• The award is the first national award for both Denver as a team and Behrins as a player

FAST STARTS, STRONG FINISHES
• Denver owns a 9-2 record through 11 games, second-best mark in school history, tying the 2006 campaign
• When DU owns an 9-2 record or better through 10 games, the end result is a deep playoff run as the Pioneers made the MPSF Semifinals once (2012), the MPSF Championship game thrice(2006-07/2013), claimed one MPSF Championship title (2014) and made the NCAA Tournament Second Round twice (2013-14)

HISTORY VS MARQUETTE
• This will be the second meeting between the teams as Denver claimed a win in the first at 11-5 in 2016
• Behrins put away five points on a hat trick and two assists in the win, while Lanuza added two goals and one assist
• Then a junior, Sybil Pallace ended with four caused turnovers and two ground balls, while Voorhees added four ground balls and three draw controls
• Stevenson took the win, making 10 saves in all 60 minutes of action
• Marquette got two goals from Julianna Shearer and a goal and assist from Allison Lane
• Sarah Priem took the decision, making eight saves in the process

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN EAGLES
• Shearer, now a senior, leads the way with 35 goals and two assists for 27 total points, while sophomore Grace Gabriel owns 35 points behind 31 goals and four assists
• Shearer and Gabriel are also Jill-Of-All-Trades as Shearer owns 19 ground balls, 32 draw controls and eight caused turnovers, while Gabriel owns 14 ground balls, 48 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers
• The director of the offense is senior Amanda Bochniak as she owns 16 goals and a team-leading 18 assists for 34 points, while graduate student Claire Costanza adds 17 assists and seven goals for 24 points
• Lane, now a junior, is another all-arounder with 15 goals, two assists, 15 ground balls, 25 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers
• Senior Fran Meyer is the defensive specialist with 27 ground balls, 12 draw controls and a team-leading 25 caused turnovers
• Junior Alex Gambacorta will lend aid when necessary on the defensive half, adding 22 ground balls, four draw controls and 16 caused turnovers
• Junior Molly Grozier and freshman Jules Horning have split netminder duties as Grozier has seen the most action with 10 appearances and eight starts while Horning has made eight appearances and four starts
• Grozer owns a 2-6 record with 80 goals allowed for a 14.60 GAA alongside 45 saves and a .360 save percentage
• Horning has a 2-2 record so far with 92 goals allowed for a 14.01 GAA on 59 saves and a .391 save percentage

PIONEERS IN THE POLLS
• DU returned to the No. 13 spot in both the IWLCA Coaches Poll and the Cascade Media Poll following the win over Connecticut

YOUTH OF THE DU1NATION
• Denver has a youth movement in the works as the top four scorers are all underclassmen
• Lanuza tops the list with 47 points on 23 goals and 24 assists, leading the team in points and helpers
• Behrins and Feiss are both second with 34 points as Behrins owns a team-leading 29 goals coupled with five assists, while Feiss adds 27 goals and seven assists
• Schreck sits fourth with 18 points on 15 goals and three assists, while junior Caitlin Derry cracks the top-five with 13 points on seven goals and six assists
• Upperclassmen anchor the defensive half as Voorhees leads the way with 21 caused turnovers, followed by 20 draw controls and 26 ground balls
Hunter Gray owns 13 caused turnovers, 26 ground balls and four draw controls, while Pallace has contributed 14 caused turnovers, 14 ground balls and four draw controls
• Stevenson has started every game betwen the pipes for a 8.47 GAA and a .464 save percentage with 70 saves in 573:48

MAKING THE TRANSITION
• This will be Denver’s first year in the BIG EAST after spending the previous 13 seasons as a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
• DU was 69-15 in MPSF games in 13 years, including a 60-10 mark under the direction of 11th-year coach Liza Kelly and five undefeated MPSF seasons since 2007
• Including non-MPSF games, the Pioneers are 93-45 all-time against MPSF opponents, punctuated by a 19-4 mark against UC Davis, 18-4 against St. Mary’s, and 14-3 against Oregon
• Denver owns a 7-8 record against BIG EAST opponents, having faced Vanderbilt the most (3-3) and searching for first wins against Butler (0-0), Florida (0-3), Georgetown (0-2) and Villanova (0-0)
The Last Meeting
Marquette5
Denver11
March 25, 2016
Denver, Colo.
Pioneers Top Marquette 11-5
DENVER – The University of Denver women’s lacrosse team defeated Marquette 11-5 Friday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The Pioneers are 4-5 on the season and hold a 1-1 record in the MPSF.


 

 

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