Pioneers Take Down George Washington

DENVER, Colo. University of Denver senior Melissa Maier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) scored four goals, leading the Pioneers to a 15-8 win over George Washington at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Redshirt junior Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) had two goals and three assists, while sophomore Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.) added a hat trick. Freshman Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) tallied a goal and two assists.

"George Washington is a good team, and we knew they were going to offer solid competition," head coach Liza Kelly said. "We were tired from three games last week, but I'm happy we were able to turn it around and dig deep for the win."

The Crimson and Gold (6-1, 2-0 MPSF) jumped to a quick 4-0 lead just over nine minutes into the game and took a 6-2 advantage to halftime.

However, the Colonials (6-3) scored five-straight goals in the second half to tie the game at 7-7 with 15:52 left in the game. George Washington knotted the game again following a Remenapp goal, but the Pioneers ended the game with seven unanswered goals. Denver outshot George Washington 34-15 in the game.

The Pioneers host Delaware at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. MT.

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DENVER - The host Denver Pioneers scored the final seven goals of the game to break an 8-8 tie and defeat GW , 15-8, on Sunday afternoon at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

Senior Sarah Phillips led the Colonials (6-3) with four points on a goal and three assists. She now has 97 goals in her career, three shy of becoming the fourth Colonial ever to score 100 in her career. Senior Megan Seidman and sophomore Lindsey DiAntonio each scored a team-high two goals, and Seidman added an assist for three points.

Denver (6-1) scored the first four goals of the game and led 6-2 at halftime. A quick goal by midfielder Mikayla Clark made it 7-2 just 1:25 into the second period, but DiAntonio scored back-to-back tallies less than a minute apart to spark a 5-0 GW run that tied the game at 7-7 with 15:52 to play. Freshman Addi Bolin had the equalizer, converting a feed from Phillips.

Jill Remenapp broke the tie for the Pioneers 40 seconds later before Phillips found junior Nicole Lacey to again knot the score with 14:09 on the clock.

However, Denver dominated possession the rest of the way, outshooting GW, 12-1, and scoring seven straight to end the game.

Junior goalie Jess Hicks recorded nine saves between the pipes, while Ashley Harman stopped three shots for Denver. The Pioneers outshot the Colonials, 34-15, in the game, including 18-5 in the first half.

Midfielder Melissa Maier led Denver with four goals, while attack Kara Secora tallied a game-high five points on two goals and three assists.

The Colonials return to action on Friday, when they open Atlantic 10 Conference play against Saint Joseph's at 4:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon Field.

2012-03-25



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