Denver vs. Canisius
March 13, 2010
The Game Story:
DENVER The University of Denver men's lacrosse team (3-3) defeated the Canisius Griffons (0-3) 10-5 on Saturday evening at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Freshman Colin Scott (Ridgefield, Conn.) led the Denver scoring effort with four goals and an assist on the evening, while freshman Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) added two goals and an assist.



"We started out the game making some very uncharacteristic mistakes so I was a little frustrated with the way we came out," said head coach Bill Tierney. "But, the good news is that we were able to overcome that and our offense got into a rhythm midway through the second quarter, giving us the momentum for the rest of the game."



Canisius took an early 2-1 lead after the first quarter, but the Pioneers rattled off three unanswered goals from Scott, Flint, and senior John Dickenson (Dallas, Texas) in the second quarter to take a 4-2 lead at the half.



The Pioneers never relinquished their lead in the second half, adding six more goals for a final score of 10-5.

Denver outshot Canisius 42-21, including a 20-shot assault in the third quarter. The Pioneers also led the Griffons 40-21 in ground balls, and won 12 of the 19 face-offs. Sophomore goalie Zander Buteux (Madison, N.J.) earned the win for Denver after making eight saves.



Senior Charley Dickenson (Dallas, Texas) moved up one spot in the Pioneer record books with 58 career assists as he finished the night with one assists. The midfielder currently sits in a tie for third place for career assists.



Denver begins a week-long two-game road trip, traveling to South Bend, Ind., for a 2 p.m. MT game on Tuesday, Mar. 16 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Pioneers then travel to Stony Brook for an 11 a.m. game on March 20.