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[13/13] Denver Faces Vanderbilt for Midweek BIG EAST Match

April 11, 2017

 Game 13: [13/13] Denver (10-2, 4-1 BIG EAST) vs. Vanderbilt (6-5, 3-2 BIG EAST)
 Date & Time  Wednesday, April 12, 2 p.m. MT
 Location  Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium (Denver, Colo.)
 TV  Altitude TV
 Live Stream  PioneerVision
 Live Stats  GameTracker
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 Game Info   Denver Game Notes (.pdf)  |   Denver Media Guide (.pdf)   |  Vanderbilt Women's Lacrosse
 Twitter  @DU_Pioneers   |   @DU_WLAX   |    #DUGameDay, #DU1NATION, #DENvsVANDY


LAST TIME OUT
• No. 13/13 Denver closed out the fourth week of BIG EAST play with a 2-0 sweep following the 18-12 win over Marquette
• Sophomore Elizabeth Behrins led DU with seven points on 11 shots, closing the contest with five goals and two assists to go with two ground balls and draw controls
• Classmate Julia Feiss added five points on four goals and one assist, along with a career high seven draw controls
• Sophomores Kendra Lanuza and Audrey Schreck both added four points to the team effort as Lanuza ended with a pair of goals and helpers while Schreck scored all her points on goals
• Senior Layne Voorhees led the defense with five ground balls and one caused turnover, while junior Riley Eggeman added a trio of ground balls and caused turnovers to her lone marker
• Senior Maddy Stevenson anchored the defensive look with four saves in 53 minutes of action to improve to 10-2 on the year
• As a team, the Pioneers held the Golden Eagles scoreless through the first 16 minutes of the contest on only four shots while causing eight turnovers
• Marquette was led by Julianna Shearer with four goals, while Amanda Bochniak added two points on one goal and assist
• Grace Gabriel was the other Golden Eagle with multiple goals as she ended with two
• Jules Horning took the loss with 13 saves in 60 minutes of action
• Denver also defeated Butler 20-3 in a midweek matchup in Indianapolis
• Lanuza led the scoring with six points on four goals and two assists
• Senior Emily Conway added two goals and one assist in the win over the Bulldogs

PIO STATS
• The 20 goals against Butler 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
• The win over Marquette was Denver's 10th of the season, the ninth time under head coach Liza Kelly and 10th in school history DU has reached the 10-win plateau

CLIMBING THE LADDER
• Currently ranked ninth in the nation, senior Ellie Knott is averaging 6.33 draw controls per game following her four against Marquette after a 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 76 on the year, five away from tying the school single-season record
• She also has 134 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
• Voorhees currently owns 80 caused turnovers in her career, putting her alone in sixth on Denver's list

FAST STARTS, STRONG FINISHES
• Denver owns a 10-2 record through 12 games, second-best mark in school history, tying the 2006 and 2007 campaigns
• When DU owns a 10-2 record or better through 12 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 VANDERBILT
• This will be the seventh meeting between the schools as the Commodores own the most recent win on Mar. 9, 2016, at 12-7
• Denver owned a 5-4 lead going into the locker rooms but an 8-2 outburst in the second half put Vandy over the top
• Schreck and Christa Reese led the scoring for DU with two goals each while Lanuza posted three points on one goal and a pair of assists
• Stevenson took the loss with eight saves in 60 minutes between the pipes
• Mallory Schonk led the `Dores with four goals and one assist for five points
• Jill Doherty put away four points on a pair of goals and assists, while Kelly Chandler and Alexa Kunowsky both potted two goals
• Callahan Kent took the win for Vandy, making 11 saves in 60 minutes

SCOUTING THE COMMODORES
• Doherty, now a senior, leads the way with 45 points on 24 goals and 21 assists, while sophomore Julie Blaze and junior Kayla Peterson are tied for the team lead with 26 goals apiece
• Doherty is the go-to getter for Vanderbilt, owning 22 ground balls, 55 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers, all tops on the team
• Freshman Emily Mathewson, sophomore Melanie Becker and senior Caroline Peters all own double-digit goals, with 16, 13 and 11, respectively
• On the defensive half, junior Margaret Fee and senior Eliza Clemens pave the way as Fee owns 13 caused turnovers and 17 ground balls, while Clemens has tallied 12 caused turnovers and 13 ground balls
• Kent, now a senior, has made an appearance in 316:51 through seven games in the crease for a 4-3 record to go with a 9.28 GAA on 40 saves and a .499 save percentage
• Redshirt-freshman Lily Argyle has seen the second-most action with 210:12 in seven contests for a 1-1 record behind a 13.13 GAA, 30 saves and a .395 save percentage
• Freshman Madison Foglio has seen time in five games for a 1-1 record on an 8.57 GAA behind 15 saves and a .441 percentage
• As a team, Vanderbilt is averaging 12.91 goals to opponents' 10.36 behind a 31.2 to 26.6 shot advantage

PIONEERS IN THE POLLS
• DU remained at the No. 13 spot in both the IWLCA Coaches Poll and the Cascade Media Poll following the 2-0 week

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 51 points on 25 goals and 26 assists, leading the team in points and helpers
• Behrins sits second with 41 points on 34 goals and seven assists, while Feiss owns 31 goals and eight assists for 39 points
• Schreck owns the fourth position with 22 points on 19 goals and three assists, while junior Caitlin Derry cracks the top-five with 15 points on eight goals and seven assists
• Upperclassmen anchor the defensive half as Voorhees leads the way with 22 caused turnovers, followed by 21 draw controls and 31 ground balls
Hunter Gray owns 14 caused turnovers, 28 ground balls and seven draw controls, while Pallace has contributed 18 caused turnovers, 15 ground balls and six draw controls
• Stevenson has started every game between the pipes for an 8.71 GAA and a .448 save percentage with 74 saves in 626:51

CLINCHING SCENARIOS
• With the conference schedule past the midway point, Denver is in prime position to clinch one of the four sports in the BIG EAST Tournament at the end of the season
• DU owns a 4-1 record in BIG EAST play, tied with [-/RV] Temple and Georgetown for second place
• [3/3] Florida owns the top spot with a perfect 5-0 mark
• Vanderbilt sits fifth with a 3-2 record in conference play while Marquette is sixth at 2-3
• Cincinnati, Connecticut and Villanova are all 1-4, while Butler is 0-5 and has yet to be mathematically eliminated
• With this upcoming week, Denver can clinch a spot in the tournament with a win over Vanderbilt and Villanova coupled with a Marquette loss to Connecticut or Georgetown and a Vanderbilt loss to Temple
• Florida can clinch a spot with a win over Villanova or Butler this week, while Temple and Georgetown can also clinch with sweeps over their opponents coupled with a Vanderbilt loss to Denver and a combination of one Marquette loss and one UConn loss


 

 

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