Category Archives: Men’s Soccer

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

Tips & Tricks For San Diego to Manage Coming Colorado Arctic Blast

The University of San Diego men’s soccer is traveling to Pioneer Field Thursday for a 2:00 pm MT first-round NCAA Tournament match. The City of Denver is expecting a high of 30 degrees and a 60% chance of snow.  And San Diego? 72 degrees on Thursday and partly cloudy. Here are a few tips for managing the cold… Continue reading Tips & Tricks For San Diego to Manage Coming Colorado Arctic Blast

DU Athletes Deliver Outstanding Week of Performances

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. Continue reading DU Athletes Deliver Outstanding Week of Performances

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

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

Pioneers Pile Up Victories Aside a Stunning Defeat

The sudden end of the #1 seed DU women’s soccer (11-4-4, 8-0-1) season came Sunday afternoon during the Summit League Tournament semifinals at Pioneer Field. The underdog #4 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (10-9-2, 4-5-0) bunkered in during the game, packing the back line, failing to go on the offensive, and hoping for overtime and a shootout. After a scoreless regulation draw and extra time, the Golden Eagles got their wish and took down DU 3-2 during PK’s.  Denver outshot ORU 14-3 and shots-on-goal 5-3 but the Pioneers could not find the back of the net. The final result marked a shocking end to DU’s post-season hopes after an undefeated conference regular season.  #2 seed, South Dakota State fell to Omaha as the top two seeds were booted from the Summit League Tournament. Continue reading Pioneers Pile Up Victories Aside a Stunning Defeat

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