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Denver's Law has support of at least one former teammate at Salisbury

No. 6 seed Denver has a shot to reach the NCAA Division I tournament semifinals for the first time in school history and sophomore Eric Law will try to help the Pioneers get past No. 3 seed Johns Hopkins on Saturday.

Law has the support of at least one of his former teammates at Salisbury. Junior attackman Matt Cannone talked to Law on Monday after Denver defeated Villanova, 13-10, in the first round.

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"I told him it was a great game, and it was awesome to see him out there doing awesome," Cannone said of Law, a Colorado native who left the Sea Gulls during the offseason. "I really loved the kid. He was always a great teammate and a great person. He wanted to go back home, and I understand. Denver's a beautiful place, and people have their own reasons for going home. You can't hold that against them. He's a wonderful kid, and I'm just happy to see that he's doing great."

Law has fared well with the Pioneers. After registering seven goals and two assists in his freshman campaign with the Sea Gulls, Law has posted 14 goals and 12 assists in 16 games (13 of which he has started). He notched a goal and an assist while starting at attack for senior Todd Baxter (high right ankle sprain and partially torn knee ligament) in the first round.

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But Cannone's affinity has its limits. He conceded that he is rooting for Syracuse junior attackman Tom Palasek because he and Palasek grew up together in New York.

"I'm pulling for him," Cannone said of Law. "I don't know about winning it all. I've got a bunch of other friends on Syracuse and all that. But I'd like to see him do as well as possible."


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