DENVER — Denver used an explosive 13-1 first half run to top No. 14 Georgetown 19-7 on Saturday afternoon in front of a school-record capacity crowd at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium (3,117).
Georgetown (6-4, 1-1 Big East) came out of the gates hot getting three unassisted goals from three different goal scorers inside the first 9:08 of the first quarter. The fifth-ranked Pioneers (7-2, 1-0 Big East) responded with a school-record 13-1 run off four goals from Connor Cannizzaro and Erik Adamson while Tyler Pace had a first quarter hat trick of his own.
In addition to Pace’s first half hat trick, Cannizzaro had two, Adamson had one and Trevor Baptiste scored his fourth of the season to put Denver up 7-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Led by Baptiste’s face-off wins, Denver picked up right where it left off the in the second, scoring the first four goals of the period including two more from Cannizzaro, and after being down 3-0, the Pioneers led 11-3 with 11:02 to play in the first half. Georgetown’s Bo Stafford netted his 19th of the season to stop the run, but Adamson and Wesley Berg added two more for Denver to close out the first half scoring.
Denver outscored Georgetown 3-1 in the third quarter, including a pair of goals from Jack Bobzien to start and end the period.
Ryan LaPlante made eight saves and gave up just five goals in the first three quarters before being relieved by Ryan Purcell. Georgetown’s Nick Marrocco made a career-high 23 saves in the loss.