Men’s soccer (4-2) had an important road sweep in Kansas City as DU defeated the Roos 4-1 and 1-0. Jacob Stensson had two goals and an assist in game one and the game winning assist on Kengo Ohira’s game winner in game two.
But really, this weekend was all about #9 DU gymnastics and their star Lynnzee Brown who won their first Big XII title against #1 Oklahoma. We told you about the Big XII meet but it is also important to note that DU accomplished this feat as one of the only national powerhouses in gymnastics from a private university with less access to funding than many of their peers. This win was the culmination of 23 years of hard work building the program by head coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart.
— Terry Terrones (@terryterrones) March 21, 2021
But DU women’s teams in lacrosse, soccer and volleyball also did their part over the weekend with sweeps.
First place DU women’s soccer team (10-2-1, 10-1-1) traveled to Grand Forks Friday and defeated the Fighting Hawks, 3-2, behind a goal and an assist by (who else) Natalie Beckman. The Pioneers earned the sweep on Sunday with a 2-0 win scored on a penalty kick by (you guessed it) Natalie Beckman and a goal by Sami Feller.
While the DU men’s lacrosse (6-2, 4-0) game against Villanova was postponed, DU women’s lacrosse (4-1, 2-0) trounced Big EAST rival Butler 17-3 and 17-5 at Peter Barton Stadium over the weekend. Bea Behrins had 12 goals during the two-game onslaught for the Pioneers.
Denver volleyball (11-2) did their part, too. They swept North Dakota State University 3-0, 3-0 in both matches to set up a big time showdown at UMKC next weekend for the top spot in the Summit League. Denver honored seniors Katarina Marinkovic, Lydia Bartalo, Ellie Anderson, Lauren McManus, Macy Carrabine and Tina Boe to complete all the indoor events scheduled at the Ritchie Center for this season.
I love this group so much. They show excellence in everything they do: the court, weight room, classroom, and community. They are strong, incredible women who have become more like family. I am so proud to be their coach! #GoPios @DU_Volleyball pic.twitter.com/kV7269jgN0
— Katelin Opitz (@CoachBatty) March 21, 2021