Lions Go the Wire with Denver

The Lions looked to tie the game late against 7th ranked Denver on Saturday night. The Lions, playing their toughest competition of the year, put together a strong effort with a short bench, and limited Denver’s speed all night. Denver would score first, but late in the first Matt Boente set up Matt Dolegowski who scored on a breakaway. After the first, Denver led 3-1, and made it 4-1 part way through the 2nd. Late in the second, goalie Jake Blazier stood on his head and the Lions chipped it out for a breakaway for CJ Geeza, who made it 4-2 after 2. In the third, Denver would score early, but Matt Boente would fire home a goal to make it 5-3. The Lions pulled the goalie but Denver fired a long shot into the empty net to seal the game 6-3. The Lions have their Senior Night next Thursday as they host UCLA.