Weekend Recap: Denver Begins NCAA Tournament Push in Six Sports

A non-conference women’s lacrosse match started the three-day weekend with a victory and local bragging rights. DU women’s lacrosse (13-1, 10-0) defeated the Colorado Buffaloes at Peter Barton Stadium, 10-7, to avenge their only loss of the season. This may be head coach Liza Kelly’s best team in her 15 seasons at DU. Next up for the red hot squad is the BIG EAST Tournament in Washington D.C. and a semifinal match-up against Villanova Thursday at 2:30 pm MT. The championship is Saturday at 10:00 am MT.

After clinching the BIG EAST regular-season title, men’s lacrosse is gearing up for their conference tournament this week in Providence, the one in Rhode Island. The Pioneers take on the Friars in the semifinal at 3:30 pm MT Thursday and the title game will be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm MT.

We told you about the DU women’s soccer match on Thursday afternoon. Denver (17-3-1, 14-1-1) fell 2-0 to (#2) North Carolina in the second round of NCAA play in a hard-fought match against the Tar Heels. This year’s Denver team will go down as one of Jeff Hooker’s best teams ever.

Men’s and women’s tennis swept to Summit League Championships in dominant fashion at the Denver Tennis Park. Denver men (16-3, 5-0) trounced Omaha 4-0 in the championship after doing the same to North Dakota in the semifinal and will be assigned their NCAA Tournament opponent during the men’s NCAA selection show at 4:30 pm MT today. Denver women’s tennis cruised to their Summit League title 4-0 against the UMKC Kangaroos for their seventh-straight Summit League Title. They find out their NCAA Tournament opponent on the women’s NCAA selection show at 4:00 pm today.

Men’s golf is headed into the third and final round of the Summit League Tournament today at Sand Creek Station in Newton, Kansas. Denver holds a nine-shot advantage over second-place Oral Roberts. If Denver wins, they will be assigned to an NCAA Regional Tournament site and begin play Monday, May 17th.

DU women’s golf, after winning the Summit League Tournament last week, were assigned the Stanford Region for the NCAA Tournament. DU received the 10th seed in a stacked group which includes powerhouses Stanford, Arizona, Florida. Wake Forest is the Regional #1 seed. Play begins in Palo Alto on Monday, May 10th.


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