PREVIEW: No. 9 Denver Travels to No. 5 Maryland Sunday
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 9 Denver Pioneers women’s lacrosse team returns to the road for the final game of a season-opening stretch of five of six away from home when DU travels to No. 5 Maryland on Sunday. Opening draw at SECU Stadium is set for 10 a.m. MT (12 p.m. ET).
The Sunday matinee will be broadcast on Big Ten Plus.
On Wednesday, Denver improved to 5-0 to start the season with a 7-5 win over No. 21 Michigan in the Pioneers’ home opener at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Denver held a 10-6 edge in draws and had eight caused turnovers in the defensive battle. Julia Gilbert and Mollie Estepp had two goal apiece to lead Denver in scoring.
Goalkeeper Emelia Bohi, who made four saves in the midweek win over Michigan, and Ellie Curry earned honors from the BIG EAST Conference on Monday.
Gilbert leads the Pioneers in scoring on the season with 10 goals in her opening five games. Denver has nine different student-athletes with multiple goals in the campaign. Abby Jenkins leads DU in the draw circle with 29 on the year. Bryn McCaughey leads Denver in both caused turnovers (12) and ground balls (15).
Coming off a trip to the national semifinal a year ago, Maryland enters Sunday’s contest at 3-2 on the season, dropping its last game on Wednesday by a goal at No. 12 James Madison. The Terps won their only other home game this season, defeating Saint Joseph’s in their season opener by a score of 15-5. Maryland is led on offense by Libby May, who has 17 goals and two assists. Eloise Clevenger has a team-high 14 assists on the season to go with five goals.
Sunday marks the fifth meeting between the two programs, with Maryland winning all four of the previous matchups in College Park. The last two meetings between the schools have come in the NCAA Tournament: back-to-back encounters in the 2018 NCAA Second Round and the 2019 NCAA Quarterfinals. Maryland won the 2019 NCAA meeting 17-8, ending Denver’s deepest run in the NCAA Tournament in program history.
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