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No. 3 Denver Wins 15-2 on Senior Day vs. Georgetown


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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 concluded its home slate of the 2023 regular season on Saturday with a 15-2 win over the Georgetown Hoyas on senior day at Peter Barton Stadium.
Eight different players tallied Denver’s first eight goals of the game, and the Pioneers used a 10-goal run to remain as the only undefeated team in the nation. The two goals against were a season low, as the Pios only allowed 10 total shot attempts and held the Hoyas off the scoreboard for nearly 45 minutes of game time.
“Today I think was the definition of team defense,” said senior defender and captain Sam Thacker. “We played as a unit. We moved as a unit. One (player) went out, one player went in. Meals (goalkeeper Emelia Bohi) was on fire, and I just think that everyone was firing on all cylinders. We were really pumped for the day overall, and that energy carried throughout the entire game.”
Denver (16-0, 5-0) began the scoring just 11 seconds into the contest as graduate student Trinity McPherson controlled the ball on the opening draw—with help from senior Lila Knott—streaked into the offensive zone and scored. DU led 3-0 before GU buried its first of the game at 7:41 of the quarter, but freshman Ryan Dineen pushed the Pioneer lead back to three less than two minutes later and began the team’s double-digit run.
Dineen had four points on one goal and three assists, while graduate student Kayla DeRose tied her for the game-high in scoring with four assists. Sophomore Lauren Black and junior Sloane Kipp each tallied three times for hat tricks, and senior captains Julia Gilbert (2g/1a) and Ellie Curry (2/0a) both had multi-goal outings as well.
“I think Georgetown did a good job of switching defenses on us a couple of times,” said head coach Liza Kelly. “I thought we were trying a little too hard at times to get certain people goals, so maybe we just needed to score and not worry on who was doing it. I liked that unselfish play.”
Senior captain Charlotte Boote also scored, and the defender McPherson also added an assist to go along with her four ground balls, three caused turnovers and the game-opening goal off the draw.
Thacker joined McPherson with four ground balls and forced two turnovers in the contest.
Junior Abby Jenkins picked up 10 draw controls, marking the third time this season and the seventh time in her career with double-digit draws in a contest. She now has 104 draw controls on the season and is five away from matching the single-season school record of 109 that she set last season.
Senior goalkeeper Victoria Macres started and finished the contest for the Pioneers. Sophomore Emelia Bohi played the middle 48:14 and made six saves.
Denver outshot Georgetown 33-10 in the outing.
UP NEXT: DU concludes the regular season next Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. MT in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, against Marquette (14-1, 4-0 Big East). The winner of that game will be crowned Big East regular-season champion.


  • DU won its fifth straight game against Georgetown and is 7-1 in the last eight meetings versus the Hoyas.
  • Denver allowed the fewest goals against since defeating Old Dominion 20-1 on March 30, 2019.
  • Kayla DeRose recorded a season-high four assists and matched a season best with four points.
  • Lauren Black tallied three goals for the second consecutive game.
  • Sloane Kipp had a hat trick for the fifth straight contest.
  • 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 has scored in all 16 games this season and Ellie Curry pushed her point streak to 11 consecutive contests.
  • Sam Thacker now has 136 career ground balls, moving into eighth place in school history. She also 150 career caused turnovers, becoming just the second Pioneer to reach the mark (Kate Henrich, 170, 2010-2013).
  • Denver has now won 26 straight Big East Conference games in the regular season.
  • The Pioneers’ present 16-game winning streak is tied for the second most in program history and is one shy to matching the record of 17 set from March 5-May 9, 2014.

First Quarter
14:49 DU (1-0) – Trinity McPherson, unassisted
12:29 DU (2-0) – Lauren Black (FPS)
8:32 DU (3-0) – Charlotte Boote, unassisted
7:41 GU (3-1) – Olivia Rubiin, assisted by Emma Gebhardt
5:45 DU (4-1) – Ryan Dineen, assisted by Trinity McPherson
4:59 DU (5-1) – Sloane Kipp, assisted by Ryan Dineen
1:06 DU (6-1) – Ellie Curry, assisted by Kayla DeRose
Second Quarter
13:46 DU (7-1) – Caroline Colimore (FPS)
7:49 DU (8-1) – Julia Gilbert, assisted by Kayla DeRose
4:02 DU (9-1) – Julia Gilbert, assisted by Kayla DeRose
1:05 DU (10-1) – Sloane Kipp, unassisted
0:32 DU (11-1) – Sloane Kipp, assisted by Ryan Dineen (UP)
Third Quarter
14:05 DU (12-1) – Lauren Black, assisted by Kayla DeRose
4:28 DU (13-1) – Caroline Colimore, unassisted
Fourth Quarter
7:55 GU (13-2) – Tessa Brooks, assisted by Kylie Haven
7:04 DU (14-2) – Lauren Black, assisted by Ryan Dineen
4:37 DU (15-2) – Ellie Curry, assisted by Julia Gilbert
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