Athletics & Recreation / Magazine Feature

Men’s lacrosse beats Albany, advances to NCAA quarterfinals Sunday

Editor’s note: This story was edited on March 13 to clarify the start time of Sunday’s game and to add information on watch parties.

Sophomore Wesley Berg recorded career-highs in points and goals as the No. 4-seeded University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated Albany 19-14 Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on the DU campus. With the victory, the Pioneers move to 13-4 on the season and advance to take on North Carolina in the quarterfinals in Indianapolis, Ind., on Sunday.

The game was played in front of a record crowd of 2,621 fans, surpassing the previous record of 2,575 that was set in 2011 as the Pioneers hosted Villanova in the first-ever NCAA Tournament game played west of the Mississippi.

The Pioneers will face North Carolina on Sunday, May 19, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 10 a.m. MT. The game will air live on ESPNU/WatchESPN, and watch parties will be held at Boone’s Tavern, the Crimson and Gold Tavern and the Pioneer.

After beating the Jacksonville Dolphins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, the women’s lacrosse team fell 16-5 to Florida in the second round Sunday in Gainesville. It was the first-ever NCAA Tournament for the women’s team.

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