DU Women’s Lacrosse started fall ball strong with a win over the Regis Rangers in their home Peter Barton Stadium. The Pioneers scored an impressive 19 points, while keeping their competitors in single digits, at five. The game kicked off the fall ball season for the Pioneers, and head coach, Liza Kelly, had good things to say about her team.
“I thought today was a great day to work through the new rules against another team.” She continued, “It is a great place to start.”
Senior midfielder, Riley Eggeman (Mission Viejo, Calif.), started the scoring for Denver early, recording the first Pioneer goal at minute 26:56. The Pioneers furthered their lead to 3-0 with goals from junior attack, Kendra Lanuza (Littleton, Colo.) and another junior attack, Julia Feiss (Baltimore, Md.). The Rangers answered Denver’s strong start with their first goal at minute 21:25. But less than thirty seconds after a Regis point, senior attack, Caitlin Derry (Seal Beach, Calif.) scored another point for the Pioneers, 4-1.
At the half, the Pioneers led 14-3, with goals from Feiss, three from Derry, Eggeman, Lanuza, freshman midfielder Caroline Wiseman (Alexandria, Va.), two from freshman attack, Elizsa Radochonski (Englewood, Colo.) and freshman midfielder Bea Behrins (Basking Ridge, N.J.).
The Pioneers continued with their offensive attack, scoring five times in the second half. Lanuza, junior midfielder Audrey Schreck (Charlottesville, Va.), freshman midfielder Quintin Hoch-Bullen (Severn, Ontario), Wiseman and Feiss all recorded goals in the second half.
Nine different Pioneers recorded at least one goal in the game, with a team-high of four goals from senior attacker Derry. Feiss and Lanuza each had a hat trick for the Denver Pioneers.
Radochonski led the team with three assists, while Wiseman, junior attack Elizabeth Behrins (Basking Ridge, N.J.), freshman attack Hannah Liddy (Westfield, N.J.), Hoch-Bullen and Bea Behrins each had one assist.
Defending the net, sophomore Carson Gregg (Severna Park, Md.) and freshman Amelia Cole (Alexandria, Va.) both saw time in the game and made clutch saves for the Pioneers, keeping the Rangers off the board and at five points by the end of regulation.
DU Women’s Lacrosse hit the road next weekend as they travel to Princeton, N.J., and Baltimore, Md., for two days of games. DU will host Colorado on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m., before closing out the fall schedule with the Alumnae game on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.