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Men’s lacrosse erases six-goal deficit, advances to Final Four

Junior goalie Jamie Faus made 11 saves and allowed just five goals in 50:23 to jump-start the fourth-seeded University of Denver men’s lacrosse team’s largest come-from-behind victory under head coach Bill Tierney, a 12-11 win over fifth-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. Denver is the first team in men’s lacrosse championship quarterfinal history to win after trailing by five goals or more.

With the win, the Pioneers advance to their second Final Four in three seasons. DU will face top-seeded Syracuse at 3 p.m. MDT Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa..

“North Carolina: what a train that was, trying to stop that coming downhill at us early,” Tierney said. “Mostly, I’m proud of these young men and teammates for persevering. You don’t get too many opportunities in life to fight through such adversity and come back ahead. I’m just proud for everybody at the University of Denver and everybody in our organization.”

Fans interested in watching the game between the Pioneers and the Syracuse Orange can view the game at four locations surrounding the DU campus:

Boone’s Tavern
1135 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80210

Crimson and Gold
2017 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210

The Pioneer
2401 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210

Stadium Inn
1701 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80210

The game is slated to begin at 3 p.m. MDT and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Watch ESPN. Fans can also listen locally on 102.3 ESPN Radio.
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