On Saturday against St. John's, the Denver Pioneers donned throwback uniforms to go with brand-new helmets and gloves. Despite the new look, the result was very "traditional" and in-line with what the Pioneers have done all season:
Winning at home to stay undefeated in the Big East Conference.
The No. 5 Pioneers defeated St John's 16-9 on Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd at Peter Barton Stadium. The win moves the Pios to 10-2 (4-0 Big East) and guarantees them a spot in the Big East Tournament on May 1st.
Denver was led by a trio a hat tricks from freshman Tyler Pace, junior Eric Adamson, and sophomore Jack Bobzien. Senior Jeremy Noble led the team with 5 points, comprised of 3 assists and 2 goals.
Head coach Bill Tierney knew this win would be crucial in getting the Pioneers ready for the postseason.
"You win a game like this against a really good opponent and you've got to feel good about it," Tierney told DenverPioneers.com. "We're still on the journey though. It was a tale of two different games. The first half, I thought we played great defense. In the second half, I thought we played great offense and we were able to score some goals. I'm disappointed in the second half in defensive production and disappointed maybe a little bit in the overall score of how many they got, but in general, this is a good team win."
The Pioneers will now prepare to travel to Providence, Rhode Island, to take on the Friars in another Big East clash. Game time will be at 10:00am MT.