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Women's Lacrosse Drops MPSF Game to Denver on Saturday

April 9, 2005

Denver, CO - Four different Pioneers tallied hat tricks as the Saint Mary's women's lacrosse team suffered a 16-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation loss to the University of Denver on Saturday, April 9 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The win improves Denver's record to 3-10 overall and 2-1 in the MPSF. The Gaels fall to 1-10, 0-4.

Crystal Jack had a game-high four goals while Tanya Fuchs, Tara Bourdelaise and Steph Greenlees scored three apiece for the Pioneers.

SMC's Ally High scored the game's first goal six minutes into the contest. Greenlees, Megan Tyrie and Jack all scored for the Pioneers to give Denver a 5-1 lead at 18:24. Jessica Tsou scored the Gael's second and final goal at 27:08.

The Pioneer dominated the rest of the contest as Greenlees and Fuchs scored in the closing minutes of the half to give Denver an 8-2 advantage.

Denver scored eight goals in the second half as Fuchs, Kelly O'Connell, Bourdelaise, Jack and Ryan Crowley all scored for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers' defense caused 25 Saint Mary's College turnovers and limited the Gaels to only 10 shots and two goals. SMC did not score in the second half.

Denver goalkeeper Steph Schneider made seven saves as Denver outshot SMC, 52-10. Katie Augustine made 26 saves in the cage for the Gaels.

Saint Mary's will return to action on Saturday, April 16 when the Gaels host the University of Oregon in an MPSF game at noon from Saint Mary's Stadium. It is senior day for the Gaels, as nine players will make their final regular season appearance.