Denver over Penn, 12-6

Denver over Penn, 12-6

Denver over Penn, 12-6

Denver over Penn, 12-6

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team (4-1) turned in a 12-6 road win over the University of Pennsylvania (1-2) on Friday afternoon at Franklin Field.

Sophomore midfielder Jamie Lincoln (St. Catharines, Ontario) led the Pioneers with three goals as Denver secured its fourth straight win of the season. Also contributing for the Pioneers was senior Joey Murray (Denver, Colo.) as he finished with two goals and one assist, while sophomore Andrew Lay (Denver, Colo.) added two goals of his own. Junior Charley Dickenson (Dallas, Texas) continued to provide key passes for the third straight game as he finished with three assists on the day.

“We played solid game on both sides of the ball to give us a much need road victory,” said head coach Jamie Munro. “We controlled the ball and found a way to score on a strong Penn defense. Pete Lowell posted a great game for us between the pipes and our defense really stepped up to help him out.”

After finding themselves trailing 4-2 mid-way through the second quarter, the Pioneers switch gears and scored eight straight goals that stretched two quarters to take a 10-4 lead over the Quakers. Denver added its final two goals in the fourth quarter within 10 seconds of each other as senior Cliff Smith (Surrey, B.C.) and freshman Alex Gajic (Burnaby, British Columbia) provided the finishes.

Each team scored once in the first quarter. For Penn, Casey O'Rourke finished a feed from Craig Andrzejewski at the midway point of the quarter, but Denver's Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.) equalized off a feed from Joey Murray with 4:16 left.

In the second, Andrzejewski scored off a Corey Winkoff feed, and then Al Kohart scored unassisted to give Penn a 3-1 lead before the quarter was two minutes old. Denver’s Lay got one of the goals back a minute after Kohart's score, but Andrzejewski matched with his second goal and third point of the day with 6:35 left before the break.

However, Murray scored an unassisted goal with exactly four minutes before halftime, and then Charley Dickenson fed his brother John Dickenson (Dallas, Texas) for the tying goal that sent the teams into the half tied, 4-4.

In the third, Denver outshot Penn 13-3 and it showed on the scoreboard as the Pioneers scored six unanswered goals by the Quakers. Lincoln in particular damaged Penn, scoring three times in the run (two in man-up situations).

Alex Weber finally ended a 25:01 scoring drought when he netted an unassisted goal with 11:34 left in the fourth quarter, but Denver scored two more times before Garvey Heiderman ended the scoring off a feed from Winkoff.

Greg Murray was in goal for Penn and had six saves; at the other end, Denver’s Peter Lowell (Freeport, Maine) went most of the way and made 12 stops while allowing just five of the six goals.

Denver remains on the road this weekend, traveling to Providence, R.I., to face the Brown Bears at 11 a.m. (MT) on Sunday.

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PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's lacrosse team was in good shape midway through the second quarter Friday afternoon at Franklin Field, holding a 4-2 lead over the University of Denver in the Quakers' 2009 home opener.

Unfortunately, the Pioneers rattled off eight straight goals -- two before halftime, then six in the third quarter -- and that was more than enough as Denver gained a 12-6 win. With the loss, Penn falls to 1-2 on the young season.

Each team scored once in the first quarter. For Penn, Casey O'Rourke finished a feed from Craig Andrzejewski at the midway point of the quarter, but Denver's Alex Demopoulos equalized off a feed from Joey Murray with 4:16 left.

In the second, Andrzejewski scored off a Corey Winkoff feed, and then Al Kohart scored unassisted to give Penn a 3-1 lead before the quarter was two minutes old. Andrew Lay got one of the goals back a minute after Kohart's score, but Andrzejewski matched with his second goal and third point of the day with 6:35 left before the break.

However, Murray scored an unassisted goal with exactly four minutes before halftime, and then Charley Dickenson fed his brother John for the tying goal that sent the teams into the half tied, 4-4. In the third, Denver outshot Penn 13-3 and it showed on the scoreboard as the Pioneers scored six goals that were not answered by the Quakers. Jamie Lincoln in particular damaged Penn, scoring three times in the run (two in man-up situations).

Alex Weber finally ended a 25:01 scoring drought when he netted an unassisted goal with 11:34 left in the fourth quarter, but Denver scored two more times before Garvey Heiderman ended the scoring off a feed from Winkoff.

Greg Murray was in goal for Penn and had six saves; at the other end, Peter Lowell went most of the way and made 12 stops while allowing just five of the six goals.

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