We told you about the Pioneer’s HUGE hockey road sweep of North Dakota – the program’s first sweep of UND in Grand Forks since 2010; Denver men’s soccer winning the Summit League Tournament; and, DU men’s basketball’s 2-0 start this past week. DU hockey earns a bye this week. DU soccer was awarded a Thursday home NCAA Tournament home match against San Diego while DU men’s basketball plays at Hamilton Gym tonight before traveling to the MTE New Orleans Tournament Mid-Week.
DU’s new athletic director, Josh Berlo went on the road. He witnessed the hockey sweep and also DU volleyball victories over North Dakota and North Dakota State, 3-0 and 3-2, respectively.
Crazy 3 days in Minn/North Dakota … delays, blizzard, ice and 857 miles on the rental car, but coming back to @DU_Pioneers with TWO 🧹‘s from @DU_Volleyball & @DU_Hockey PLUS a @thesummitleague 🏆 for @DU_MSoccer … WHOA … that’s a 👊 #GOPIOS weekend! pic.twitter.com/xVEI5iihKc
— Josh Berlo (@DU_AthDir) November 13, 2022
DU volleyball was led by a balanced attack. Jordan Lockwood and Hailey Green had double-digit kills against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and Lorrin Poulter contributed 32 assists. Denver Volleyball avenged a 3-0 sweep by the NDSU Bison in Denver earlier this season with a big 3-2 win in Fargo. DU’s front line did major damage with Memphis Glasgow with 18 kills, Hailey Green’s 17 kills along with 23 assists from Gianna Bartalo, and 22 assists from Emma Ziegler.
Denver volleyball (18-10, 12-5) finishes the regular season Saturday in Omaha at 11:30 am MT. The Summit League Tournament runs November 24th-26th in Omaha, Nebraska. Denver sits in 4th place with a chance to finish tied for 2nd behind South Dakota with a win in Omaha.
Denver Triathlon made the podium at the Triathlon National Championships, trailing only Queens University (Charlotte) and champion Arizona State. DU’s Head Coach Barbara Perkins was named the DI Coach of the Year. Denver’s newest sport is expected to become an official NCAA Tournament Championship sport next season. Denver appears to be in great hands going forward.
DU women’s basketball (0-2) fell to two local teams, Air Force and Northern Colorado.