Denver Athletics Conclude Solid Week with Four Teams in Action

Denver volleyball (11-7, 5-2) was stunned by Omaha this past Tuesday at home in a 3-0 loss but went on the road with a vengeance, defeating Kansas City (3-1) and Oral Roberts (3-0). One of DU’s student-athlete success stories this season is senior outside hitter Memphis Glasgow. She was a seldom-used player prior to this season but is now second on the team with 149 kills, trailing only transfer Jordan Lockwood. Glasgow had 33 kills total in her three prior seasons but patiently waited for her shot and played a necessary support and practice role. She is also second on the team in scoring.  Now, Glasgow is delivering in a big way for the Pioneers, a reward for her hard work, positive attitude, and patience.

Volleyball returns home to play North Dakota State Thursday at 6:00 pm MT and North Dakota Saturday at 1:00 pm MT.

#10/16 DU men’s soccer (7-2-3, 2-0-1) traveled to Minneapolis following a signature win against Virginia earlier in the week. Denver did everything but score, outshooting St Thomas (SOG) 12-3 in the 0-0 draw. The contest was a maddening lost opportunity for DU who could not finish off the Tommies. Denver has little time to pout as the Pioneers jump on the road against #25 Pittsburgh tonight in the Steel City at  5:00 pm MT.

Denver women’s soccer had better luck at Pioneer Field against Omaha. Denver found the net twice, once in each half, and shut out the Mavericks in the Saturday evening tilt. At 17:18, Kaitlyn Glover found the back of the net, assisted by Sami Feller, Addisyn Hyrup. Camryn MacMillan finished off the Mavs at 53:30, assisted by Hannah Gallegos. The win gave head coach Jeff Hooker his 400th win in his 31 years as the Denver bench boss. Hooker entered the 2022 fall season with an overall record of 413-175-57, including 393-163-53 with the women’s program (his other two seasons were coaching the DU men’s program). Seven wins this season place hooker at 400 wins piloting the DU women’s team. 

Women’s soccer plays a two-match set against Western Illinois Friday at Pioneer Field at 6:00 pm MT and St Thomas Sunday at 12:00 pm MT.

Denver Men’s Hockey (2-0) won the Icebreaker Tournament by defeating Notre Dame and Maine to start the season. They now hit the roar for the first time this year to play #13 UMass-Amherst next weekend in nonconference play.

Top photo of Memphis Glasgow courtesy of Denver Athletics

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