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A Season of Trials Ends for No Quit Denver Volleyball

“We’re never going to be that perfect volleyball team – it’s always going to be a battle.” Andrea Beaty – Interim Head Volleyball Coach

Sometimes, the best lessons come with challenges, hardships and yes, losses. DU volleyball (19-12) had character-shaping hurdles all season long and emerged as a strong, resilient group, capable of overcoming nearly any challenge put in front of them, on or off the court. Continue reading A Season of Trials Ends for No Quit Denver Volleyball

Opportunistic Duke Takes Down Denver, 3-1 in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Soccer has been called the cruelest sport. It certainly was Sunday when Denver (14-3-5, 6-0-2) faced #7 Duke (12-4-4, 5-0-3) at Koskinen Field in Durham, North Carolina in Round Two NCAA Tournament action. It may have been an early penalty kick goal in the first five minutes by Duke that changed the entire complexion of the match. Despite Denver’s aggression over much of the rest of the match, the Blue Devils maximized their opportunities and ended up owning the day. Continue reading Opportunistic Duke Takes Down Denver, 3-1 in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Kengo Ohira Extra Time Goal Sends DU to Second Round

The Summit League Tournament champs, Denver (13-2-5, 6-0-2)  faced the WCC champions San Diego Toreros (8-4-6, 6-0-1) in first-round NCAA Tournament action Thursday afternoon.  It was snowy, cold and, it took extra time for a 1-0 DU win. After 110 minutes of play, and a perilous last five minutes, Denver emerged victorious. Continue reading Kengo Ohira Extra Time Goal Sends DU to Second Round

Denver Wins 8th Summit League Championship in 9 Years, Awaits NCAA Seeding

#2-seed Denver (13-2-5, 6-0-2) defeated #4 UMKC in the Summit League Tournament soccer final at Pioneer Field with a dominant 3-0 clean sheet. The Roos (7-5-5, 4-1-3) were coming off a tiring overtime win against top-seeded Oral Roberts and Denver used ball pressure and their deep bench to wear down the Roos Saturday afternoon. Continue reading Denver Wins 8th Summit League Championship in 9 Years, Awaits NCAA Seeding

Freshmen Duo Spur 3-2 Win in Grand Forks

Blizzard Alexandra visited the Grand Forks Region and Denver (8-3-0, 4-1-0) took a circuitous route to Ralph Engelstad Arena. The DU team flew to Minneapolis Thursday night after their flight to Fargo was canceled, followed by a six-hour bus ride to Grand Forks today. The Pioneers hit the ice in time for puck drop at 6:00 pm MT as scheduled to play the Fighting Hawks (4-4-2, 1-1-1). Continue reading Freshmen Duo Spur 3-2 Win in Grand Forks

Fall Sports Begin to Wind Down, DU Triathlon Set for NCAA Title Quest

Denver volleyball (16-10, 10-5) split their home matches this week. Denver sped by Oral Roberts 3-0 on Thursday but fell to UMKC 3-1 Saturday on Senior Day. Lauren Poulter had 34 assists and DU had a balanced attack to sweep the ORU Golden Eagles. On Saturday, Summit League volleyball teams honored DU’s Coach Tom Hogan with pre-match t-shirts recognizing his battle against testicular cancer. No doubt, the emotions associated with Senior Day and Tom Hogan were at the top of mind of fans and players in Hamilton Gym. UMKC played a solid match and a number of their fans traveled to Denver for additional support in the road win for the Roos. Continue reading Fall Sports Begin to Wind Down, DU Triathlon Set for NCAA Title Quest

St. Cloud Drops Denver in Extra Time, 4-3

The #2-ranked Denver hockey team (6-3-0, 2-1-0) faced off against #4 St. Cloud State (8-1-0, 1-0-0)  Friday night at Magness Arena in an early season clash of powerhouses. It was not a beautiful game as both sides struggled at times while each missed golden opportunities to end the game in regulation.

Something had to give – and it was Denver who gave up two leads in regulation as well as the overtime winner to fall, 4-3. Continue reading St. Cloud Drops Denver in Extra Time, 4-3

Mixed Results For Denver Athletes Heading into Homecoming Week

DU Men’s soccer (7-2-5, 2-0-2) played to a frustrating 1-1 draw against Kansas City Saturday night. Three straight draws and less than one goal scored per game over their last eight games have shown yet another season where DU struggles to score goals. Denver appears to still have a solid back line, giving up occasional dangerous runs, and consistently controls the midfield. Unfortunately, the front-line players lack the creativity to finish and take the pressure off their back line.  DU has two road trips (Eastern Illinois 10/29 and Lindenwood (11/2) and a finale against Western Illinois (11/5) at Pioneer Field to find some scoring magic. Denver is in a tight regular season race with Omaha, Kansas City, and Oral Roberts separated by a game or less. Continue reading Mixed Results For Denver Athletes Heading into Homecoming Week