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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings 2012: Denver Moves Up One Spot After Close Win

The Denver Pioneers escaped an 0-2 Hartford Hawks at home this weekend with an 11-10 victory but weren't punished by the pollsters in the new round of NCAA lacrosse voting. Denver moved up a single spot in both polls and now sits at No. 11 in the Nike Media Poll and No. 13 in the USILA Coaches Poll.

Denver carried an 11-5 lead into the fourth quarter and an 11-7 margin into the final two minutes of the game but allowed Hartford to net three goals in 76 seconds to bring the game within one. Over the final 44 seconds of the game the Pioneer defense stiffened and held on for the one point victory.


Denver Pioneers Lacrosse Hangs On For 11-10 Victory Over Hartford Hawks


The 3-1 Pioneers hit the road this Saturday to face the No. 10/10 Penn State Nittany Lions in State College at 11:00 a.m.

Nike Coaches Team
1 1 Virginia
2 2 Johns Hopkins
3 3 Cornell
4 4 Maryland
5 5 UMASS
6 6 Syracuse
7 7 Notre Dame
8 8 North Carolina
9 11 Duke
10 10 Penn State
11 13 Denver
12 9 Loyola
13 12 Villanova
14 14 Princeton
15 16 Leigh
16 15 Yale
17 17 Fairfield
18 20 Ohio State
19 19 Hofstra
20 NR Harvard


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