Hail to the Pioneers

KUSA- The DU Pioneers' lacrosse practice Tuesday began with a gift from the sky. Hail fell at Peter Barton Lacrosse stadium for about four minutes, much to the delight of the team who saw it as a good omen.

"Two weeks a go we had six inches of snow and hail now so maybe that's a good sign that things are going to be different this year," head coach Bill Tierney said after the storm passed.

The Pioneers have made it to the NCAA final four for the third year in a row and are looking to advance to the championship game for the first time in school history when they face the number one seeded Duke Blue Devils Saturday.

"Distractions are going to happen in Lacrosse and in sports. We have pretty good heads on our shoulders as a team and coaches have good heads on their shoulders and they usually have us prepared," midfielder Jeremy Noble said about the hail storm. "So we'll get on the field today no matter what, even if we have to plow that thing."

By the time stretching and warm ups were finished the hail had melted away from the field.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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