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Box Score 5th March 2018

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CHAPEL HILL, NC – Sophomore Ethan Walker (Peterborough, Ontario) scored his fourth hat trick in a row, Junior Austin French (Danville, California) added one goal and three assists and junior Alex ready (Lancaster, PA) hit a season high of nine saves to take the lead [5/4] The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team wins 10-6 [8/9] North Carolina on Monday night at Kenan Stadium.

Denver’s 4-1 defense was big in the fourth quarter, keeping North Carolina 6-1 without a goal for the final 15 minutes to secure the win.

Junior Colton Jackson (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) added a pair of step-down strikes and junior Drew Supinski (Collegeville, PA) contributed one goal and two assists to the Pioneers’ outcome.

On a day when Denver only won the fight 12-8, the Pioneer Short Sticks and polls showed solid performances, leading to Denver at 30:20 in the groundball division. A total of six different pioneers collected at least three floor balls in their fourth win of the season in Denver.

Can we have @DU_MLAX Long Pole Sean Mayle read a radar gun on this laser? Ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ pic.twitter.com/GA1rRMmwPI

– NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAALAX) March 5, 2018

The Pioneers scored six goals from six different goalscorers in the first 30 minutes, led by two points from French and Supinski. Alex Trippi scored two of the three goals for the heels in the first half. Trippi started with his second goal of the year before the start of a five-goal run for the Pioneers. Supinski brought Denver into play first with 7:03 to get a feed from French behind the cage in the first quarter.

Walker took his first of the day for his 22nd point in the last four games, giving Denver the first lead of the day. The results of the second year were followed by goals from juniors Nate Marano (Tustin, California), long stick midfielder Sean Mayle (San Carlos, California) and attacker Colin Rutan (Walnut Creek, Calif.) To end the championship run for Denver that broke out early in the second quarter, chasing Tar Heels goalkeeper Jack Pezzulla in the middle of the field.

The home team scored two of the last three goals in the half, around the eighth goal of the French season.

Denver is shooting so hard out here you can’t even see the ball pic.twitter.com/zCSvBYExwM

– Dan Aburn (@Dan_Aburn) March 5, 2018

UNC’s William Perry opened the goal in the second half, bringing Denver 6-4 back to two. The Pioneers responded with goals from Jackson and Walker to increase Denver’s lead 8-4 to four. Perry scored his second goal in the third quarter and Chris Cloutier hit his 100th career goal to bring the heels back to 8-6.

Walker ended the third quarter with a hat-trick goal 31 seconds ahead of the verse to send Denver 9-6 into the final 15 minutes. Jackson ripped his second step of the game 90 seconds into the fourth quarter to end scoring.

NEXT:

The [5/4] University of Denver men’s lacrosse team, Presented by your hometown Toyota stores, will close its three-game street swing on Saturday when the Pioneers leave [10/11] Notre Dame. Faceoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. MT, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and ESPN Denver 1600.

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