Denver vs. Colorado College
April 4, 2003
The Game Story:
Denver - The University of Denver men's lacrosse team found offensive contributions from 11 players for the second time this season as the Pioneers downed Colorado College 15-2 at Pioneer Field tonight. Freshman Adam Miller (Columbus, Ohio) led all scorers with two goals and two assists for four points, while sophomore Brian Sanders (Columbus, Ohio) got the nod to start in goal and responded by allowing just two tallies off 18 CC shots. With the victory Denver evens their record at 4-4, while the Tigers fall to 4-3.

The game began quietly, with the only goals in the first quarter coming from two Denver freshmen. Greg Wiegel (Port Republic, Md.) kicked off the scoring at 11:27 when he found a seam in CC's left wing and drove home a shot while being checked from behind. At the 2:55 mark Adam Swain (West Simsbury, Conn.) brought the Pioneer lead to two when he capitalized on a man-up opportunity and drilled in a shot in the top-right corner of the net.

The second quarter began with a bang with sophomore Scott Davidson (Guilford, Conn.) netting a goal 47 seconds in on a pass from senior Glenn Gorden (Yarmouth, Maine). After a ten minute lull the Pioneers widened their lead to a five-goal advantage when Davidson scored his second tally of the game at 4:32 and set up sophomore Darren Sasaki-Scanlon (Norwalk, Conn.) for another 31 seconds later. The Tigers finally ended Sanders' shutout bid with a goal at 1:58 and closed within three with 18 seconds remaining to set up a 5-2 second half. Sanders would finish the game with eight total saves.

The defensive struggle resumed in the third quarter and neither team found the back of the net until Denver sophomore Matt Brown (Burnaby, B.C.) fired in a close, low shot on a man-advantage at 4:27. Miller finished off a round of tic-tac-toe passing at 3:00 to close out scoring in the third and bring the score to 7-2.

The Pioneers brought down the hammer in the fourth and out-scored Colorado College 8-0 to clinch the victory. Senior Mike Kenlay (Wilmette, Ill.) began the blitz at 11:25 when he scooped up a grounder and fired in a shot past the left side of the CC goalie. The rush continued with goals from Brown, Swain, Miller, junior Andrew Huelskoetter (St. Louis, Mo.), sophomore Erik Swanson (Glenview, Ill.), freshman Geoff Snider (Calgary, Alberta) and junior Mike Hadden (Columbus, Ohio).

The Crimson and Gold will play their second of a four-game home stand next Saturday when they face Hobart College on Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m