Athletics & Recreation

Men’s lacrosse takes Big East regular season title, starts tournament play Thursday

Led by a five-point performance from sophomore Jack Bobzien, the No. 3-ranked University of Denver men’s lacrosse team topped Marquette 17-9 Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,544 fans at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

The win clinches the Big East regular season title for the Pioneers as well as the No. 1 seed in the Big East Men’s Lacrosse Tournament that is set to begin on Thursday. No. 1 seeded Denver will face Rutgers in the first game of the day at 2:30 p.m. MDT from Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa.

The Pioneers (12-2, 6-0 Big East) improve their winning streak to nine games. The win streak is the Pioneers’ longest since the 2011 season in which Denver won 12 straight games before losing to eventual NCAA Champion Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals.

“You can’t write a better script to cap off a great game than what happened out there today,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “For these seniors to lead us today is a great testament to the type of team we have. I am so proud of the team’s performance today. What a way to close out our regular season. Now we need to take care of business in the Big East Tournament.”

Bobzien led the Pioneers with four goals, tallying his eighth goal of the season, ninth of his career. Also finishing with hat tricks were junior Erik Adamson and freshman Zach Miller. Adamson tallied his seventh of the season and Miller his sixth. Adamson also finished with an assist for four points. Senior Jeremy Noble dished out three assists, bringing his career total to 71, moving in a tie for third all-time in the Pioneer Record Books for career assists.

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