Women's Lacrosse

No. 3 Denver Defeats Xavier 23-6



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History { element.remove(); }); } else{ let elementsToRemove = document.querySelectorAll(‘.postgame_3_nextgame’); elementsToRemove.forEach(element => { element.remove(); }); } ]]> CINCINNATI – The No. 3 Denver Pioneers women’s lacrosse team won 23-6 at the Xavier Musketeers on Sunday morning at Corcoran Field in the first-ever matchup between the programs.
Denver’s 23 goals scored were tied for the second-most in a game in school history, as the Pioneers also tallied that many times in a 23-5 win on March 18, 2006 against Marist. The DU record is 26 goals, which was set later in that campaign on April 26, 2006 versus Colorado College.
The Pioneers (15-0, 4-0 Big East) had 13 different players score and had five record multiple markers in the contest at Xavier (4-8, 0-4 Big East), which is in its first year as a program. Freshman Ryan Dineen led DU with four goals four assists and was joined in the hat trick category by Julia Gilbert, Sloane Kipp and Sydney Collignon, who registered her first career multi-goal outing.
Dineen’s four markers were a career high and matched her personal best in points, as she also had eight on April 5 against Butler (2g/6a). Dineen completed her hat trick just 19 seconds into the second quarter, giving the Pioneers a 7-3 lead at the time.
Mollie Estepp scored twice and also added an assist for a three-point performance, while Lauren Black, Kayla DeRose, Sophia Labanca, Charlotte Boote, Annie McGuire, Addy Caulk, Caroline Colimore and Raegan Wilson also found the back of the net.
Sophomore goalkeeper Emelia Bohi started the game and made one save before senior Victoria Macres entered and played the final 40:49. Macres had four saves, as DU outshot Xavier 45-14 overall.
Denver also finished with the advantage in ground balls (16-9), draw controls (25-7) and caused turnovers (12-7). Junior Abby Jenkins earned a game-high seven draws and graduate student Trinity McPherson controlled four balls from the circle.
The Pioneers broke open the scoring in the second quarter as they tallied 10 times in the frame. It was part of an overall 16-2 run after Denver trailed 2-1 in the first five minutes of the contest. Leading 16-4 at halftime, DU added seven more goals in the final 30 minutes, including five in the fourth stanza.
Lola Mancuso had two goals for Xavier, and XU was led in net by 10 saves from Jada Brandon, who played the final 20:17 of the outing.
The victory improved Denver to 4-0 in Big East play and keeps the team on top of the conference standings. Marquette, which DU will finish the season against on April 29, is in second place with a 3-0 Big East record.
UP NEXT: The Pioneers host the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. MT for Senior Day at Peter Barton Stadium. The game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.

  • DU’s 17-goal margin of victory was a season high and most since winning 20-1 vs. Old Dominion on March 30, 2019.
  • The Pioneers are on a 15-game winning streak, tied for the third-longest in school history (2003).
  • Denver was playing its second game in less than 48 hours after beating Stanford 15-8 at home on Friday night.
  • The Pioneers played the second of three games in a matter of nine days. DU is also in a stretch of playing six contests in a 22-day span.
  • Ryan Dineen scored a career-high four goals and has recorded multiple markers in six consecutive contests, featuring three hat tricks in that time span.
  • Julia Gilbert recorded her fifth straight hat trick and 10th of the season.­
  • Gilbert now has 14 free position goals on the year, the most in a season since Julia Feiss had 15 in 2018.
  • Sloane Kipp had her fourth consecutive contest with a hat trick.
  • Addy Caulk scored her second career goal.
  • Sydney Collignon had her first career multi-goal game and tallied a hat trick.
  • Sam Thacker now has 123 draw controls, surpassing Kate Broderick (2004-05, 2007) for the eighth-most in school history.

First Quarter
13:05 XU (0-1) – Sawyer Walker, unassisted
12:19 DU (1-1) – Kayla DeRose, assisted by Sloane Kipp
10:51 XU (1-2) – Lola Mancuso, unassisted
9:50 DU (2-2) – Ryan Dineen (FPS)
8:34 DU (3-2) – Sloane Kipp, assisted by Ryan Dineen
4:20 DU (4-2) – Sloane Kipp, unassisted (UP)
2:26 XU (4-3) – Lola Mancuso, assisted by Erin Berls (UP)
1:50 DU (5-3) – Ryan Dineen, unassisted
1:01 DU (6-3) – Julia Gilbert (FPS)
Second Quarter
14:41 DU (7-3) – Ryan Dineen, unassisted
13:46 DU (8-3) – Mollie Estepp, unassisted
12:00 XU (8-4) – Molly Smith (FPS)
11:23 DU (9-4) – Caroline Colimore, assisted by Ryan Dineen
10:28 DU (10-4) – Lauren Black, unassisted
9:15 DU (11-4) – Julia Gilbert, assisted by Ryan Dineen
8:26 DU (12-4) – Julia Gilbert, unassisted
6:10 DU (13-4) – Ryan Dineen, assisted by Ellie Curry
5:05 DU (14-4) – Raegan Wilson, assisted by Sophia Labanca
2:15 DU (15-4) – Mollie Estepp, assisted by Raegan Wilson
0:18 DU (16-4) – Charlotte Boote, unassisted
Third Quarter
14:16 DU (17-4) – Sydney Collignon, assisted by Ryan Dineen
12:19 XU (17-5) – Jess Harrison, assisted by Riley Halloran
4:33 DU (18-5) – Sloane Kipp, unassisted
Fourth Quarter
13:05 DU (19-5) – Sophia Labanca, assisted by Mollie Estepp
11:11 DU (20-5) – Addy Caulk, unassisted
8:31 DU (21-5) – Sydney Collignon, assisted by Sophia Labanca
8:13 DU (22-5) – Annie McGuire, unassisted
5:40 XU (22-6) – Julie Cassidy (FPS)
1:38 DU (23-6) – Sydney Collignon (FPS)
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