#17 AIR FORCE vs. #4 DENVER
Saturday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.
Falcon Stadium, USAFA, CO
THIS WEEK: The Falcons will host Big East Conference front-runners and 2017 NCAA quarter-finalists, the Denver Pioneers, Saturday, Feb. 10, at 1:00 p.m. MT. Denver, who checked in at No. 4 in the USILA preseason coaches’ poll, will take on Air Force in the 78th meeting between the programs. A live stream of the game will be provided by Falcon Vision via the goairforcefalcons.com platform.
LAST TIME THEY MET: In their second-straight NCAA first-round appearance the Falcons, with a final 2017 record of 12-6, fell to the University of Denver, 17-10, Saturday afternoon, in front of a sold out crowd at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Grant Gould led the Falcons with a hat trick performance while then-freshman Chet Dunstan added two to the NCAA scorecard.
In the regular season meeting, Air Force dropped a 14-6 loss to the then-No. 3 Denver Pioneers, in Denver, Colo. The Falcons were led by Chris Walsh who had two goals and two assists on the game. The Pioneers, who were coming off a 2016 Big East Conference championship, extended their home opener win streak to 19 straight. With a win over Delaware in the 2018 season opener, the Pios have notched their 20th-straight home-opening win.
THE SERIES: Air Force and Denver will meet for the 78th time, in Air Force’s longest running series, Saturday afternoon. The Falcons lead the series, 52-25, with Air Force notching their most recent victory in 2009. The teams first met in 1967, the Falcons’ first year, where Air Force registered a 10-9 victory in their final game of their inaugural season.
TUNE IN: A live stream will be provided by Air Force’s Falcon Vision. Fans can access the stream by going to GoAirForceFalcons.com, and clicking the “Watch Live” link in the schedule dropdown. Live stats will also be provided on the GoAirForceFalcons.com platform.
UP NEXT: Air Force will travel to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to take on the Red Foxes of Marist, Sat., Feb. 17, at noon (ET). The Falcons are looking to make good on last season’s home loss to Marist.
LAST WEEK: Four Falcons notched goals in the 18-4 loss to No. 2 Duke in the 2018 season opener, Saturday, Feb. 3, in Durham, N.C. The loss snaps a two-game win streak against the perennial ACC powerhouse. Falcon face off man, Trent Harper, showed promise at the face off X, winning 16-26 face offs and scooping up a team-high 10 ground balls. Harper also added a goal of his own to the scoresheet.