DU Shines at Home and on the Road Over Homecoming Week

Lost in the excitement of the homecoming hockey sweep of Providence were the accomplishments of DU’s other student-athletes at home and on the road.

Women’s soccer (11-4-3, 8-0-1) went on the road and blasted Oral Roberts 5-1 before heading to Kansas City Sunday and topping the Roos 2-0. The win marked Denver’s fifth consecutive Summit League title – an amazing mark of consistency by head coach Jeff Hooker and his team.

A six-team, single-elimination women’s soccer tournament with DU as the top seed is set for Pioneer Field. The tournament will feature two quarterfinal matches on Friday, Oct. 28, and two semifinal contests on Sunday, Oct. 30 with the championship game being played on Saturday, Nov. 5. All five matches will be streamed free of charge on The Summit League’s website. Denver will be led by Camryn MacMillan (8 goals) and Sami Feller (6 goals) and Kaitlyn Glover (6 goals). 

Denver men’s soccer (8-2-5, 3-0-2) blasted conference DI newcomer Southern Indiana 6-0 at Pioneer Field Thursday night and are heading into the back stretch of their schedule and a 10-day break from competition.

Denver men’s soccer finishes up on the road against Eastern Illinois on October 29th and Lindenwood on November 2nd before returning home for their regular-season finale on November 2nd against Western Illinois on November 5th. Denver hosts the Summit League Tournament November 10-12.

Volleyball (13-9, 7-4) had a weekend split. On Thursday, Denver raced out to a 2-0 game lead on rival South Dakota but gave up the next three games to the Yotes in a 3-2 loss. There was a lot to take out of the match for Denver. They can play and win against South Dakota but they must pass and serve more consistently. The 19-2 Coyotes, led by Elizabeth Juhnke, are a cocky bunch with their gaudy record but Tom Hogan’s squad (absent Tom Hogan) has shown they can play with the Yotes. The ever-resilient Pioneers rebounded on Saturday to sweep South Dakota State 3-0, winning several tight games. Assistant coaches Andrea Beaty and Jim Stone have done an amazing job steadying the program during a stressful time and the players have done their part to steady the ship. This season is not just about winning, it is about resilience and character – something this team has demonstrated in spades.

This week Denver Triathlon travels to Berkeley to participate in the Bearathon at the Berkeley Marina in California on Sunday morning October 30th.

Denver men’s basketball is around the corner. The LetsGoDU Season Preview goes up next week on what will be the most interesting season in years for men’s hoops.

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