Denver Soccer Continues Strong Start to Season

Denver women’s soccer (2-1-1) took on ASU Sunday at Pioneer Field, playing the Sun Devils even for 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw. Both goals were scored in the first half as ASU got on the board at the 7-minute mark before Denver’s Camryn MacMillan countered with a tally fifteen minutes later as the teams drew even.

The Pios now travel to the state of Washington this week to face Eastern Washington on Thursday at 4:00 pm MT and Washington State on Sunday at 7:00 pm MT.

Denver men’s soccer moved to 2-0 with a last-minute road win against Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Sunday night. Denver’s Ian Smith delivered the game-winner in the 85th minute to break the 1-1 deadlock and send DU home with a 2-1 victory.

Next up for the men’s soccer team is a Friday match at 5:30 pm MT against traditional powerhouse Maryland in College Park.

Denver volleyball (0-3) traveled to Boulder to open the season at the Buffalo invitational. The Pioneers were swept by Green Bay (3-1), Western Michigan (3-1) and CU (3-2). The new look Pioneers got their feet underneath them against the Buffs. Denver held the lead in the fourth set but could not hold off the charging Buffs (25-23) before dropping the final set 15-9.  Hailey Green and Jordan Lockwood showed a powerful 1-2 punch for the Pioneers with a combined 78 kills during the three matches.

Denver plays CU tough in a 3-2 defeat.  Photo: Courtesy of Denver Athletics

The Pioneers return to Hamilton Gym and their home opener in the Denver Invitational. DU takes on Portland on Thursday at 6:00 pm MT before facing Butler on Friday at 7:00 and Hofstra on Saturday at 6:00 pm.

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