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Denver is the new power in lacrosse

In its third final four in three years, the new kids are taking over the block

Originally Published: May 23, 2014
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

Almost exactly a year ago, minutes after his team was eliminated from its second final four appearance in school history-- a heartbreaking 9-8 national semifinal loss to powerhouse Syracuse -- Denver coach Bill Tierney offered a suitably emotional and, of course, perfectly accurate prediction.

"We're disappointed, but this is a Denver team that went further than any other Denver team, and nobody expected us to be what we were this year," Tierney said. "They probably won't expect us to be ...

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