Women's Lacrosse

No. 6 Pioneers Off to Best Start in Program History


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3/13/2023 | 11 A.M. MT

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History { element.remove(); }); } else{ let elementsToRemove = document.querySelectorAll(‘.postgame_3_nextgame’); elementsToRemove.forEach(element => { element.remove(); }); } ]]> DENVER – Eight different Pioneers scored on Thursday night to lead the No. 6 University of Denver women’s lacrosse team to a 17-5 victory against the Niagara University Purple Eagles at Peter Barton Stadium.
Denver improved to 7-0 in 2023, its best start to a season in program history. The Pioneers won their first six games last year in their previous best start to a campaign.
Julia Gilbert led DU with four goals, while Lauren Black, Ryan Dineen and Raegan Wilson had hat tricks as well with three-goal performances. Dineen record her first career hat trick and Wilson added an assist to finish with a career-high four points while also earning four draw controls.
Ellie Curry registered a goal and an assist, Caroline Colimore scored and graduate student defender Trinity McPherson and sophomore attacker Annie McGuire both recorded their first career markers. McGuire was playing in her first collegiate contest, and McPherson also added six draw controls, two ground balls and one caused turnover on defense.
Freshman Carly Frohnapfel picked up three draw controls and junior Abby Jenkins won three balls at the circle.
Sophomore goalkeeper Emelia Bohi started and made two-of-three saves while playing the first half. Senior Victoria Macres guarded the pipes for the final 30 minutes and stopped one shot in her first action of the year.
Even at 1-1 in the first quarter, the DU tallied eight straight goals to end the first half and went on a nine-goal run before NU found the back of the net again at 10:36 of the third quarter. The Pioneers added three more tallies in the third quarter and four more in the fourth to earn the 12-goal victory.
Denver scored on seven of its nine free-position shots, including going 3-for-4 in the first quarter and finding the back of the net on all three chances in the third stanza.
Overall, the Pioneers went 18-8 on draw controls and finished with an 11-10 edge in caused turnovers.
Andra Savage led Niagara with two goals, with both coming on the free position in the second half. Eagles goalkeeper and Thornton, Colorado, native Emma Mielke (Horizon High School) played 32:37 and made three seasons.
UP NEXT: The Pioneers conclude the two-game homestand on Monday as they host the Delaware Blue Hens for an 11 a.m. MT game at Peter Barton Stadium.
First Quarter
12:08 DU (1-0) – Ellie Curry (FPS)
9:46 NU (1-1) – Lexi Braniecki (FPS)
9:20 DU (2-1) – Trinity McPherson (FPS)
2:19 DU (3-1) – Lauren Black, unassisted
0:49 DU (4-1) – Raegan Wilson (FPS)
Second Quarter
12:27 DU (5-1) – Julia Gilbert, assisted by Raegan Wilson
9:28 DU (6-1) – Julia Gilbert, assisted by Ellie Curry
8:03 DU (7-1) – Raegan Wilson, assisted by Sloane Kipp
6:13 DU (8-1) – Ryan Dineen, unassisted
3:39 DU (9-1) – Lauren Black, unassisted
Third Quarter
13:37 DU (10-1) – Ryan Dineen (FPS)
10:36 NU (10-2) – Riley LaTray, unassisted
7:06 DU (11-2) – Julia Gilbert, unassisted
3:07 NU (11-3) – Andra Savage (FPS)
2:16 DU (12-3) – Raegan Wilson (FPS)
1:09 DU (13-3) – Julia Gilbert (FPS)
Fourth Quarter
10:43 NU (14-4) – Andra Savage (FPS)
8:36 DU (15-4) – Ryan Dineen, assisted by Mollie Estepp.
6:16 DU (16-4) – Caroline Colimore (FPS)
3:04 NU (16-5) – Giordan Peck, assisted by Lexi Braniecki
1:41 DU (17-5) – Annie McGuire, unassisted

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