Falcons Fall to No. 18 Denver in Season Finale
April 26, 2008
USAFA, Colo. - In its lowest scoring output of the season, the Air Force lacrosse team dropped a 14-1 contest to 18th-ranked Denver Saturday afternoon at Cadet Lacrosse Stadium. With the loss, the Falcons end their season with a 3-9 overall record and 1-4 mark in the GWLL, while the Pioneers, who head into next weekend's GWLL Tournament, move to 10-5 overall and 4-1 in the conference.
Denver scored the first goal of the game with 10:23 on the clock in the opening period and held a 4-0 advantage after one quarter. The Pioneers' lead grew to 6-0, before junior Griffin Nevitt (Charlotte, N.C.) put the Falcons on the board with 5:20 to play in the first half. However, Air Force would not score again, while Denver closed out the second period with three unanswered goals and outscored the Falcons 5-0 in the final two periods.
While Air Force did manage to outshoot Denver for the game, 42-36, the Pioneers' three goalkeepers combined for 19 saves in the win. The Falcons also had the advantage on face-offs, as senior midfielder Reilly Smith (Scaggsville, Md.) won a career-best 13-of-18 face-off attempts (.722) in his final contest.
Leading the Pioneers' offense was freshman Jamie Lincoln with five goals.
No. 18 Notre Dame 14, Air Force 1
Air Force Scoring: Goals: Griffin Nevitt.