Athletics & Recreation

Men’s lacrosse beats UNC, advances to quarterfinals

In front of a record-breaking crowd at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium Saturday, the No. 5 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated North Carolina 9-5 in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this team’s performance out there tonight,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “From offense to defense, our guys left it all out on the field and really played a great game. Credit to UNC for really playing us tough and not letting up throughout the game.”

Freshman Zach Miller and junior Erik Adamson led Denver’s offensive effort with a combined five points, each recording two goals, with Miller adding an assist. Denver extended its win streak to 12 games, tying its longest winning streak in Pioneer history.

This is the second straight year that the Pioneers have hosted an NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship First Round game and the third time in program history. This was the third consecutive season that the Pioneers played North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament, coming out on top in all three matches.

Denver advances to the Quarterfinals for the fourth straight season and will play Drexel at 12:30 p.m. MDT Sunday at the University of Delaware.

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