Big East Championship: Georgetown Downs Denver For Fifth Title

(Photo Courtesy of Georgetown Athletics)

Georgetown remains the top dog in the Big East.

The Hoyas defeated Denver 14-5 on Saturday evening to capture the program’s fifth consecutive conference championship.

Nicky Solomon led the Hoyas with seven points off six goals and one assist. Tucker Dordevic ad four goals and one assists for five points. Jacob Kelly had three assists and also scored a goal.

Danny Hincks anchored the Georgetown defense with 12 saves.

It was all Hoyas from the start to the finish in this one. Nicky Solomon scored each of the first three goals to make it a 3-0 game at the end of the first quarter. He added another during the second frame while Tucker Dordevic and Brian Minicus, and Declan McDermott each added one as well to make it a 7-0 contest with 7:37 remaining in the opening half of play.

Joshua Carlson got Denver on the board late in the third and Georgetown followed up with a pair from Dordevic and Kelly to make it a 9-1 game at the break. A three-goal run bookended by Solomon scores in the third quarter and a pair of strikes from Dordevic in the fourth helped put this one away.

JJ Sillstrop and Noah Manning scored the final goals of the day for Denver. Sillstrop was the only multi-goal scorer on the day for the Pioneers as he also had a man-up score in the third frame.

Alec Stathakis went 14-for-21 (66%) at the faceof dot and was the lone bright spot for the Pioneers.

Following the loss, Denver enters Selection Sunday on the bubble. With that, Saturday could very well have been the final game of Bill Tierney’s coaching career.

Georgetown (10-5, 5-0 Big East) will see where it is slotted in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.


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