Women's Lacrosse

No. 3 Pioneers Win 15-8 vs. Stanford


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4/16/2023 | 9 A.M. MT

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History { element.remove(); }); } else{ let elementsToRemove = document.querySelectorAll(‘.postgame_3_nextgame’); elementsToRemove.forEach(element => { element.remove(); }); } ]]> DENVER – The No. 3 Denver Pioneers women’s lacrosse team used an 8-0 run and held the Stanford Cardinal off the scoreboard for nearly 35 minutes in the middle of the game on Friday night to win 15-8 in front of 1,066 in attendance at Peter Barton Stadium.
“Stanford is a very good team. They’re well-coached, they’ve got a lot of top performers out there,” said Denver head coach Liza Kelly. “We knew they were capable of coming and giving us a really good game, and I think we were prepared. I know this team knows how to win in a lot of different ways.”
The game-time temperature was 36 degrees Fahrenheit and a light, wintery mix fell throughout the contest, but the weather didn’t deter Denver, which improved to 14-0 on the season and won its seventh-straight contest against Stanford dating back to 2017.
Stanford tallied the first three goals of the game before junior Sloane Kipp found twine for the Pioneers on a free-position shot with 11 seconds remaining in the quarter. That began an eight-goal run for DU that went until the Cardinal was able find the back of the cage again 26 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Lauren Black recorded two of her season-high four goals in the first half, while junior Sloane Kipp registered four of her six points in the last two quarters. Kipp recorded a career high in scoring with three goals and three assists. Senior Ellie Curry had a hat trick as well, and senior Julia Gilbert also tallied three times while adding a helper.
Graduate student Kayla DeRose and senior Sam Thacker posted an assist each, with Thacker’s being the first point of her career. Denver goalkeeper Emelia Bohi made four saves, while Stanford’s netminder Kara Rahaim finished with 13 saves.
The Pioneers led 5-3 at halftime and took an 8-3 lead entering the final frame. The teams combined for 12 markers in the fourth quarter, with Denver tallying seven of them. Freshman Ryan Dineen scored both of her goals in the final stanza.
DU caused 15 turnovers and earned 16 ground balls compared to Stanford’s nine. Thacker forced a game-high five turnovers while grabbing three ground balls and three draw controls. Denver junior Abby Jenkins registered eight draw controls in the contest.
Jay Browne led Stanford in scoring with four points on one goal and three assists. Ailish Kelly had a team-high two goals for the Cardinal.
UP NEXT: The Pioneers are back in action on Sunday as they travel to Cincinnati to take on the Xavier Musketeers in the teams’ first-ever meeting at 9 a.m. MT.


  • The Pioneers improved to 15-18 all-time against Stanford and 8-7 at home.
  • Julia Gilbert recorded her fourth straight hat trick and ninth of the season. She has scored in all 14 games this season.
  • Sloane Kipp had her three consecutive contest with a hat trick.
  • Ellie Curry (six games), Lauren Black (six games) and Ryan Dineen (five games) also extended their respective goal streaks.
  • Sam Thacker now has 121 draw controls, tying Crystal Jack (2002-2005) for ninth-most in school history.
  • The attendance of 1066 was the most for a home women’s lacrosse game this season for DU.

First Quarter
14:26 SU (0-1) – Ailish Kelly, assisted by Ashley Humphrey
10:30 SU (0-2) – Sarah Jacques (FPS)
4:22 SU (0-3) – Liana McDonnell (FPS)
0:11 DU (1-3) – Sloane Kipp (FPS)
Second Quarter
13:06 DU (2-3) – Lauren Black (FPS)
6:18 DU (3-3) – Ellie Curry, unassisted
1:43 DU (4-3) – Julia Gilbert (FPS) (UP)
0:34 DU (5-3) – Lauren Black, assisted by Sloane Kipp
Third Quarter
14:21 DU (6-3) – Ellie Curry, unassisted
11:43 DU (7-3) – Lauren Black, unassisted
10:47 DU (8-3) – Julia Gilbert, assisted by Sloane Kipp
Fourth Quarter
14:34 SU (8-4) – Ailish Kelly, assisted by Jay Browne
13:48 SU (9-4) – Lauren Black, assisted by Julia Gilbert
12:30 DU (10-4) – Ryan Dineen, unassisted
11:19 DU (11-4) – Sloane Kipp, assisted by Kayla DeRose
9:39 DU (12-4) – Julia Gilbert, assisted by Sam Thacker
8:49 SU (12-5) – Annabel Frist, assisted by Jay Brown (UP)
5:06 DU (13-5) – Sloane Kipp, unassisted
4:11 SU (13-6) – Dani Jacobstein, assisted by Jay Browne
3:32 DU (14-6) – Ryan Dineen, unassisted
2:24 SU (14-7) – Rylee Bouvier, unassisted
2:07 SU (14-8) – Jay Browne, assisted by Annabel Frist
0:42 DU (15-8) – Ellie Curry, assisted by Sloane Kipp
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