Saturday, February 25, 2017

ACHA D2 WESTERN REGIONALS

FINAL FOUR

UTAH STATE 5, NORTHERN COLORADO 2

UNLV REBELS 6, DENVER UNIVERSITY 2


Both Winning Teams on Saturday Advance to the U.S. Nationals

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By Lee Samuels

This is it, just one more game – one more win – and the UNLV Rebels will take a magical ride to the U.S. Nationals.

Today, far from home, UNLV will take on DU Denver University in a Final 4 game at the ACHA D2 Western Regionals in Greeley, Colorado. Game time is 1 pm local time.

The winner of UNLV vs DU and the winner of Utah State vs Northern Colorado will be the two Western teams who will advance to the land of best teams in the nation.

UNLV in its first Western Regional game squeezed past Metro State Denver 4-3. It wasn’t easy. It took a late-game goal from Cody Williams to secure the win. DU meanwhile battled to a 4-3 win which eliminated Texas El Paso.

And, as you look deeper into this game, it was DU Denver University which beat UNLV 4-2 back on January 15.

Here is a more complete look at DU:

Season Record 21-11-1

Last Five Games for DU:

1-5 to Northern Colorado

11-1 over Boulder University

6-3 over Boulder University

3-5 to Metro State Denver

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Western Regionals

4-3 over Texas El Paso

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One more thing to add: DU has a monster goal scorer in Brian Desmond.

He has 42 goals this season.

That’s eight goals more than UNLV’s giant goal scorer Cody Williams