Denver is out and Omaha is in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament due to COVID-19 protocols. DU and the Summit League announced Tuesday morning that the Pioneers are withdrawing from the tournament competition. Denver’s match against UNC Greensboro will now pit the Mavericks of Omaha against the UNC Greensboro Spartans on April 29th as the Summit League Representative.
This is the toughest news for the Pios. Covid has been such a menace and the DU men's soccer team is another victim. Absolutely sucks.
— LetsGoDU (@LetsGoDU) April 20, 2021
Denver men’s soccer had seven postponements or cancellations due to COVID-19 protocols this past season, including the most recent withdrawal from the NCAA Soccer Tournament and the final two games of the regular season against Omaha. It is a harsh reminder to all of us that a virus spread does not imply carelessness. A virus can and does spread quite easily with even the most cautious practices in place.
In the meantime, if not DU, Omaha will be a solid representative for the Summit League in Cary, North Carolina.