Road Warriors win a pair
Game(s) of the weekend: Women’s soccer found the back of the net and captured two big road wins to start Summit League play. On Friday afternoon, DU traveled to Western Illinois and took down the Leathernecks 1-0 on a goal by midfielder Riley Welch at the 29th minute. Then, on Sunday Denver slipped by IUPUI on the road, 2-1. Denver got one goal each from Jessie Dancy and Hannah Adler. Denver overcame their season-long scoring drought and captured two big confidence building road wins to start league play. The Pioneers upped their record to 5-7-0, 2-0-0 Summit.
Next Match: October 9th vs. South Dakota State, noon, CIBER Field
Women’s Volleyball Rebounds for Hoosier state split
DU netters went to Indiana for a weekend double-header. They were bushwhacked 3-0 by Fort Wayne in-front of a rowdy crowd. They held close for the first two sets 27-25, 27-25 but were swept away in set three – 25-8. Then, they traveled to Indy and dropped the first set to IUPUI. Rather than getting swept, the Pioneers stormed back winning three straight sets 25-15, 25-22 and 25-14 to take the match. They stand at 10-5, 2-1 Summit.
Next Match: Friday, October 7th, vs. South Dakota State, 7:00 PM, Hamilton Gym
In a Saturday night exhibition game at Magness Arena, the visitors committed dangerous boarding and hitting from behind penalties to start and end the game. In-between the unnecessary roughness calls, Mount Royal University was thoroughly outplayed by the quicker and more skilled Denver Pioneers 4-1. The ultimate guest-shaming was administered Sunday night when the visitors were shutout by Colorado College 3-0 in the Springs…na, na, na, na, hey, hey….GOODBYE!
Next Game: IceBreaker Tournament Friday, October 7th, vs. Ohio State, 7:30 PM, Magness Arena