Denver experienced mixed results this past week with a volleyball sweep, mixed soccer results and a triathlon sweep on Colorado soil.
DU volleyball (8-1) swept (3-0, 3-0) their own Mile High invitational by dismantling Incarnate Word (San Antonio) on Friday and the University of Iowa on Saturday. Saturday featured DU’s second Power 5 conference win of the season (the other being USC on the road), dismissing the visiting Iowans with an ‘L’.
Women’s soccer (5-4) was not so lucky in a pair of Pac-12 tilts, falling to Washington State 2-0 on Thursday and Colorado on Sunday, 3-1. In both home matches, Denver started strong the first 20 minutes but faded the final 40 minutes of both matches. Head Coach Jeff Hooker was disappointed with the results, especially after such lofty expectations for a team loaded with returning talent. Hooker told denverpioneers.com “Our group has to understand that if they want to be as good as they think they are, we have to put a little more work in and have a lot higher level of concentration”.
A late goal by DU’s Lukas Fisher at the 76th minute gave Denver men’s soccer (4-1-1) a big 1-0 road win against Air Force Friday night. Fisher launched a free kick beauty into the upper left corner of the net for the Denver win. In a tight, physical match, there were 19 fouls and four yellow cards.
— Denver MSoccer (@DU_MSoccer) September 18, 2021
Denver men’s soccer heads to Spokane, WA for a match against the West Coast Conference’s Gonzaga tonight at 8:00 pm MT.
Denver women’s triathlon participated in their first-ever meet in Colorado this past weekend. Denver triathletes garnered the first five places at the Oktoberfest Sprint Triathlon in Longmont, Colorado.
Homecoming Weekend and the COVID-delayed inauguration of Chancellor Jeremy Haefner is fast approaching, October 4th-9th. You can sign up here.
Look ahead for the LetsGoDU hockey preview which will be released over the next week or two. And, of course, stay tuned for our 17th annual hockey Super-Poll™.