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No. 9 DU Wins 7-5 vs. No. 21 Michigan


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History { element.remove(); }); } else{ let elementsToRemove = document.querySelectorAll(‘.postgame_3_nextgame’); elementsToRemove.forEach(element => { element.remove(); }); } ]]> DENVER – The No. 9 Denver Pioneers women’s lacrosse team broke a 5-5 tie with a pair of goals in the fourth quarter and stayed undefeated in the 2023 campaign with a 7-5 victory against the No. 21 Michigan Wolverines on Wednesday afternoon at Peter Barton Stadium.
Raegan Wilson scored off a pass from fellow Canadian sophomore Lauren Black at 8:42 of the final frame to give DU a 6-4 lead, and senior Julia Gilbert bounced in a shot 92 seconds later to add some insurance on the scoreboard in the Pioneers’ home opener.
Gilbert scored twice in the game for the Denver (5-0), while sophomore Mollie Estepp also had a multi-goal performance with a pair of markers. Black added a goal to go along with her helper, and sophomore Caroline Colimore found the back of the net as well in a contest that saw temperatures dip into the low 30s late in the fourth quarter.
Jill Smith tallied the Wolverines’ (3-3) first four goals of the outing, and Kaylee Dyer scored with 1:34 left in the third quarter to knot the game at 5-5 heading into the last 15 minutes of play.
Smith began the day’s scoring just 2:47 into the game, but Colimore started a three-goal run for the Pios two minutes later. DU led 3-1 off Gilbert’s first tally early in the second stanza before the teams traded goals for much of the next two quarters.
It was a defensive matchup between the squads, though Denver finished with slightly more caused turnovers (8-6), ground balls (14-13) and draw controls (10-8) than Michigan. Junior Anna Palmisano had four ground balls and one caused turnover, junior Bryn McCaughey forced two turnovers and added three ground balls and freshman Megan Kingenberg produced two ground balls and two caused turnovers.
The Pioneers finished with a 28-16 advantage in total shots, with goalkeeper Emelia Bohi making four-of-nine saves. Michigan goalie Maya Santa-Maria finished with eight saves while allowing seven goals.
UP NEXT: The Pioneers head back on the road this weekend as they travel to play at the No. 5 Maryland Terrapins in a top-five matchup in College Park. Denver’s next home game is Thursday, March 9 against Niagara.
First Quarter
12:13 UM (0-1) – Jill Smith, assisted by Jane Fetterolf
10:23 DU (1-1) – Caroline Colimore, unassisted
5:23 DU (2-1) – Mollie Estepp
Second Quarter
9:40 DU (3-1) – Julia Gilbert, assisted by Kayla DeRose (UP)
7:34 UM (3-2) – Jill Smith, unassisted
6:27 DU (4-2) – Mollie Estepp, unassisted
2:08 UM (4-3) – Jill Smith
Third Quarter
13:20 DU (5-3) – Lauren Black (FPS)
8:32 UM (5-4) – Jill Smith (FPS)
1:34 UM (5-5) – Kaylee Dyer, assisted by Julia Schwabe
Fourth Quarter
8:42 DU (6-5) – Raegan Wilson, assisted by Lauren Black (UP)
7:10 DU (7-5) – Julia Gilbert, unassisted
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