Men’s Soccer Results Highlight Pios’ Holiday Weekend

DU men’s soccer (3-0-1) re-entered the Top 25 earlier in the week and traveled east to face a Top 10 side, #9/13 Maryland, and a Top 25 Side in #19/9 Georgetown. Denver emerged with a win against the University of Maryland, propelled by two first-half goals in front of 3,000+ fans. The Pios then traveled to Georgetown to complete the east coast swing, overcoming a 1-0 deficit to earn a 1-1 road draw. Sophomore Jason Belloli scored the equalizer in the first half to earn the draw at Georgetown.

Next up for DU are a pair of matches in Southern California against UC San Diego Friday at 8:00 pm MT and San Diego State on Sunday at 8:00 pm MT.

DU women’s soccer (2-3-1) had a challenging road trip west to face Eastern Washington and Washington State. The Pioneers dropped both matches, 1-0 and 4-2, respectively. DU controlled the pace of play against the Eagles in the narrow loss. A three-goal first-half outburst by the Cougars all but sealed the second game.

DU women’s soccer travels west to face San Jose State on Thursday at 5:30 pm MT and faces Colorado State in Fort Collins next Sunday at 3:00 pm MT.

Denver volleyball (3-3) swept the Denver Invitational Tournament at Hamilton Gymnasium. The Pioneers took down Portland (3-1), Butler (3-0), and Hofstra (3-1) in the weekend sweep. Libero Gianna Bartolo stabilized the middle and Denver displayed a deep front line during the tournament.

Next up for Denver is a trip to Austin to play UC Davis at 3:00 pm MT on Thursday and a 1:00 pm match against #1 Texas on Friday.

Denver Athletics posted an excellent interview with head volleyball coach Tom Hogan and his battle against testicular cancer.

Denver Triathlon swept the podium at the Southern Hills Triathlon, finishing with seven athletes in the top 12 and had all five of its scorers place inside the top 10.

2 thoughts on “Men’s Soccer Results Highlight Pios’ Holiday Weekend”

  1. DU’s Maryland win was really huge – probably DU’s best road win since beating #3 Clemson in the 2016 NCAA Q-final. Maryland has one of, it not the most, intimidating student sections in the country and the Pioneers were able to shut out the Terps at Ludwig Field – no easy feat.

    And following the Maryland win up with a road draw at ranked Georgetown is about as good a weekend as any college team could have posted on such a road swing. Kudos to the Pios for being so focused and hungry.

    Most of the Pios’ goals this season have come from set pieces, so developing more offense from the run of play has to be next on the practice field agenda… Another tough roadie (this time to the West Coast) is going to test the Pios, and lets hope they get well-rested and prepared for this weekend.

    This Pioneer team is already shaping itself into a nationally-ranked competitor, and going on all these difficult road trips is going to tell us a lot about how good this team can be this season…

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