clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

College Crosse Elite 8 Roundup: Denver Races Past Notre Dame.

Denver reaches the Final Four for the 5th time since 2011.

NCAA Lacrosse: Men's Championship - Maryland Terrapins vs. Denver Pioneers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s Ryan’s other Tailgate Vision video from this morning.

The start of the tailgate scene at Hofstra for the quarterfinals!

Posted by College Crosse on Saturday, May 20, 2017

Denver vs. Notre Dame.

Box Score: Ohio State 16 vs. Notre Dame 4.

Ohio State Recap.

Denver & Notre Dame Postgame Press Conference. (Denver comes on stage around the 13:09 mark and Notre Dame goes on stage around the 23:00 mark.)

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals Postgame- Notre Dame vs Denver

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinal Postgame Press Conference - Denver Pioneers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Athletics

Posted by Hofstra Pride on Saturday, May 20, 2017

College Crosse Recap.

Notre Dame jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but it was all Denver after that early Irish tally. Indeed, after being behind 1-0 a little over 3 minutes in the game, the Pioneers went on to score the next eleven goals to take total command of the game. The 11-0 run went from 9:38 in the first quarter until Notre Dame was finally able to score their second goal at the 4:38 mark in the 3rd quarter. Unfortunately for the Irish, Denver scored their 12th goal of the game 10 seconds later, and then scored 4 more in a row to go up 16-2 with less than 8 minutes to play. This was Denver’s most lopsided Tournament win since their 9-goal win over Drexel in their 2012 Elite 8 match-up.

Denver was sharp in almost every facet of the game (Denver did have 18 turnovers to Notre Dame’s 11), but their star Trevor Baptiste was unworldly at the face-off today. Trevor won 21 out of 22 face-offs, and chipped in with a goal as well. Denver was led in scoring by Ethan Walker, who had 6 points this afternoon (3 Gs & 3 As). Austin French was right behind Walker in scoring with 4 goals and 1 assist. Tyler Pace had a hat-trick on the day, and Connor Cannizzaro finished with 2 goals and 2 assists.

Notre Dame’s Mikey Wynne gave it his all today, as he was the only Irish player to score multiple goals today, finishing with 3 goals. Sergio Perkovic is the only other Notre Dame player besides Wynne to have multiple points today, as he finished with 1 goal & 1 assist.

Denver will play the winner of Albany vs. Maryland tomorrow in Delaware.