DU was on both ends of the broom this weekend.
Denver volleyball (9-1) swept North Dakota on the road 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-14) and 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-21) to go 9-1 in the Summit League. Denver women’s soccer (8-1, 8-0) swept North Dakota State University at Diane Wendt Field by scores of 1-0 and 3-0. Sami Feller’s header won the first match at 62:10 while three players scored goals in match two for the sweep. Denver men’s soccer (2-2) was swept by Oral Roberts 1-0 and 1-0 at Diane Wendt Field. Denver could only get four shots-on-goal in 180 minutes of play.
— Denver WSoccer (@DU_WSoccer) March 7, 2021
Both men’s and women’s lacrosse had convincing wins. Denver men’s lacrosse (5-2, 2-0) throttled St. Johns 20-6 led by Alex Simmons who had five goals and four assists. On Sunday, DU women’s lacrosse (1-1) demolished Arizona State 22-10 in non-conference play behind six goals and one assist from Eliza Radochonski.
#13 Gymnastics closed out their home schedule against Utah State and Southern Utah at Hamilton Gym. The senior day featured Lynnzee Brown, Emily Glynn, and Mia Sundstrom. Denver cruised to the win by earning all the individual and team titles. The Pioneers won with a cumulative score of 197.650 – their highest mark of the season.
— Mia Sundstrom (@miasundstrom99) March 7, 2021
DU Women’s basketball (7-16) played #3 seed North Dakota State Sunday at the Summit League Championship in Sioux Falls, SD Sunday, and lost 79 to 67 to conclude their season. Despite the final record, head coach Doshia Woods has women’s basketball heading in the right direction.
And, of course, we told you about the historic first event ever for DU Triathlon.
This upcoming week is very important for DU hockey as their NCAA Tournament hopes are hanging on by a thread. In no uncertain terms, Denver must win the NCHC Tournament if they’re going to make the 16-team national tournament field. The NCHC single-elimination tournament features Denver vs Omaha in first-round action on Saturday afternoon. The Mavs are on the NCAA Tournament bubble themselves and the Pioneers are on the outside looking in. Both teams have a lot to play for and it should be a great game. Puck drop is scheduled for 1:37pm MT on Saturday, March 13th. Hopefully, the Pios are able to get out of town ahead of the coming snowstorm, already conjuring memories of 2003 among some weatherpeople.