It was another solid weekend for Denver athletics along with some disappointment, too.
We told you about DU hockey’s 6-2 & 7-2 sweep of Miami in the NCHC Tournament Quarterfinals, earning a trip to St. Paul to face Colorado College in the Semifinals of the NCHC Frozen Faceoff this Friday. That should be a barn burner. The big question heading into the weekend – should Denver go ‘all in’ for the two games or continue to rest what is a tired and banged-up team?
DU’s lacrosse teams are still in non-conference action. The #7 DU women’s team continued to impress with a 17-5 home win against Niagara on Thursday on the heels of their incredible road win at Maryland. The men’s #19 lacrosse team was not as fortunate with an 11-9 loss at Yale. Yale blew open the game with three unanswered goals in the third and DU’s four-goal 4th quarter was not enough. Denver returns home for a game against #14 Ohio State next Sunday.
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Denver Gymnastics finished first with one of their best road performances against Air Force and Nebraska in Lincoln, NE with 197.375 points. Next up are the BIG XII championships in lovely Morgantown, West Virginia.
Denver Skiing fell short on the final day of the NCAA Championships, tumbling to third place. The big challenge next season is maintaining Alpine excellence while retooling the Nordic side to compete with a powerful Utah team that has become the standard.
And lest we forget to report on DU tennis which is off to a great start. The women are 11-2, 2-0 and swept Harvard and BU in Cambridge, Massachusetts this past weekend. The men are 8-6, 0-0 and they swept Idaho State and Purdue this weekend at Denver Tennis Park.
Oh, and last month, Denver swept the Summit League men’s and women’s Summit League Swimming titles.