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Denver Pioneer Erik Adamson couldn't have picked a better day to play the best game in his career.

The junior attack post a career-high seven points, off six goals and an assist, as the Pioneers beat Drexel 15-6 to advance to the Final Four. Senior Jeremy Noble also tied a career high in points (five) and assists (four).

"Erik does that sometimes," said head coach Bill Tierney about Adamson's career day. "This is a team where you don't know who 'the guy' is going to be each day. But the fact that they play unselfishly makes for surprises once in a while."

When asked about his big day, Adamson decided to throw the spotlight on his teammates in the offensive zone.

"(Noble, Zach Miller, Tyler Pace) draw a lot of respect from our opponents, and it really allowed for me to get open and get my cuts" said Adamson. "I give it all to those guys."

The Pioneers now advance to their third Final Four appearance in the last four seasons. Denver will meet the Duke Blue Devils, a team that beat the Pioneers 14-10 in their only meeting this past February.

"Any time you can get back to the Final Four, it's an accomplishment," said Adamson. "We're looking to take the next step, though, and go all the way."

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