Remenapp Has 5 Pts. to Pace No. 20 Denver Past California

DENVER University of Denver junior Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) had a hat trick and two assists, leading the No. 20 Pioneers to a 12-5 victory over California 12-5 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Friday afternoon, extending the team's winning streak to 12 games.

Senior Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.) scored four goals for Denver (14-1, 8-0 MPSF), while senior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) and sophomore Rachael McKinnon (Brooklin, Ontario) recorded two goals each.

"We're really excited to walk out of this with a win," head coach Liza Kelly said. "Cal is a talented team that is well coached. I'm pleased with how we executed today. Jill did a really good job of shaking the face guard Cal had on her and Meredith did a great job of finishing her shots." The Pioneers started out strong, scoring the game's first five goals less than 20 minutes into the game. The scoring run was capped by junior Kiki Boone (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) on a free-position shot with 10:21 left in the first half.

Cal (4-10, 2-5 MPSF) got on the board when Bella Huther found an open Gaby Christman, who scored at the 9:29 mark of the opening 30 minutes.

Remenapp scored on a free-position goal with 7:38 to spare in the first half would ultimately prove to be the game-winner. Cal's Amelia Burke scored with 32 seconds left in the first half, but DU took a 6-2 advantage into the break.

The Pioneers wasted little time in building upon their advantage in the second half. Remenapp commenced DU's second-half scoring with back-to-back goals off free-position shots, and McKinnon added another free-position goal to give the Pioneers a 9-2 advantage with 24:05 on the clock.

After a 15-minute scoring drought by DU in which the Golden Bears scored twice, Denver out-scored Cal 3-1 in the final 10 minutes to seal the win.

For the game, DU held a 29-13 advantage in shots and an 11-8 edge in draw controls.

Redshirt junior Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) had six saves in the win.

Denver can clinch the MPSF regular season title if Oregon loses any of its final three games, including the Pioneers' regular season finale in Eugene, Ore., on April 25.

The Pioneers have now won 44-straight games in which they scored at least 10 goals, dating back to April 3, 2011, when the Crimson and Gold was dealt a 16-15 overtime loss to Quinnipiac.

The Pioneers cap their 2014 home regular-season schedule against Old Dominion (3-10) at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. MT. Jenn Etzel, Meredith Harris, Annabelle Gilbride and Sonorah Vinyard will all be honored as part of Senior Day prior to game time.


Create a free lacrosse website