Denver defeats Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Quarterfinals
Denver defeats Johns Hopkins to earn historic first Final Four Bid
Fueled by three-goal performances from senior Todd Baxter (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and sophomore Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario), the No. 6 seeded University of Denver men's lacrosse team defeated the No. 3 seeded Johns Hopkins Blue Jays 14-9 in the second game of the Hofstra quarterfinals held at the James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.
With the victory, the Pioneers (15-2) advance to the first NCAA Tournament Semifinals for the first time in team history.
"I can't express to you how proud I am of these guys because they have just done everything that we as coaches have asked of them and more," head coach Bill Tierney said. "Johns Hopkins is an outstanding team and they gave us everything they had. It was a great showing for the sport of lacrosse and I am just so proud that our team has the opportunity to experience it and make history."