Denver Triathlon participated in the Longmont Oktoberfest Sprint Saturday morning against the nation’s top teams and finished second, trailing only defending national champion Arizona State University. Sunday morning, the teams competed in a two-event Mile High Relays (swimming and running) on the Denver campus, a first for the program, to include swimming and running. Denver finished second once again and is proving that they may be within shouting distance of a national title in their newest sport. Still, Arizona State continues to look like the dominant program in Women’s Triathlon. Look for a repeat of this event next season and a possible full collegiate triathlon event at Aurora Reservoir. Continue reading Pioneers Enjoy Success at Home
#11 University of Denver men’s soccer (4-2-2) fell to Oregon State (3-2-1) Tuesday night at Pioneer Field. The game was scoreless late in the first half when DU’s Lucas Russo was given a red card (40:32) when responding to an Oregon State tackle by Mouhameth Thiam. Russo flicked his arm at Mouhameth but Dante Williams who walked in between the two players fell to the ground in a drama-worthy moment that led to the Russo ejection. The half ended in 0-0 draw as DU seemed to respond positively with only ten players. Continue reading Oregon State Earns Academy Award in 2-1 Win
A reeling 3-5 DU volleyball team returned to Colorado playing three matches in The Thin Air Challenge against teams with a combined 21-7 record. The team was missing head coach Tom Hogan, out with testicular cancer, and the Pioneers’ interim head coach Jim Stone was out with Covid-19. The Pioneers were down to one coach, assistant Andrea Beaty, when they headed to Colorado Springs to face Air Force (7-2). The Pioneers assigned spot coaching duties to their players and Beaty led the Pioneers to a 3-0 win. The Pioneers returned to Hamilton Gym to face a 7-2 San Francisco squad. After undergoing chemotherapy, Hogan was able to return to the bench as an advisor for the home series. Once again, Beaty guided the Pioneers to a 3-1 win over the Dons. Denver concluded the tournament at Hamilton Gym against UC San Diego (7-4). Denver swept the Tritons to go 3-0 on the weekend and move back above .500 at 6-5. Continue reading Shorthanded Denver Volleyball Rallies for Weekend Sweep
Denver soccer teams and volleyball ended a challenging week on the road, returning home for the start of school this week.
Women’s soccer (3-3-2) earned a thrilling win at Colorado State on Sunday behind the foot of Sami Feller. Feller scored five minutes into the match but it was her second goal with the game tied 1-1 at 90 minutes that stunned the Rams in Fort Collins. As the game clock wound down, Feller received a deep pass from Megan Prazich and gently chipped the ball over the Colorado State keeper for a 2-1 Denver victory. Continue reading Denver Road Warriors Finish Challenging Week
DU men’s soccer (3-0-1) re-entered the Top 25 earlier in the week and traveled east to face a Top 10 side, #9/13 Maryland, and a Top 25 Side in #19/9 Georgetown. Denver emerged with a win against the University of Maryland, propelled by two first-half goals in front of 3,000+ fans. The Pios then traveled to Georgetown to complete the east coast swing, overcoming a 1-0 deficit to earn a 1-1 road draw. Sophomore Jason Belloli scored the equalizer in the first half to earn the draw at Georgetown. Continue reading Men’s Soccer Results Highlight Pios’ Holiday Weekend
Denver women’s soccer (2-1-1) took on ASU Sunday at Pioneer Field, playing the Sun Devils even for 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw. Both goals were scored in the first half as ASU got on the board at the 7-minute mark before Denver’s Camryn MacMillan countered with a tally fifteen minutes later as the teams drew even. Continue reading Denver Soccer Continues Strong Start to Season
A pair of second-half goals, two minutes apart, propelled the Pioneers (1-0) past the Zags (0-1)Thursday night at Pioneer Field. Both teams had scoring chances but Denver made the most of their opportunities. Senior Aiden O’Toole had a field day with one goal and two assists to contribute to all three Denver tallies. Continue reading Denver Downs Gonzaga, 3-1, in Season Opener
Denver is not shown in the preseason Top 25 in either the Top Drawer Poll or United Soccer Coaches Poll. However, Jamie Franks’ squad will break into the Top 25 if they can string some victories together in their extremely tough non-conference schedule. The Pioneers play #4/2 Georgetown, #5 Oregon State, and #17/20 Maryland. If that is not challenging enough, DU plays last season’s NCAA first-round playoff opponent Grand Canyon along with the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, Portland, Virginia, and Pittsburgh. Denver opens against Gonzaga Thursday night. Continue reading Denver Men Look to Extend Summit League Dominance
University of Denver athletics fans are not exactly well-known for traveling to distant venues. However, this just might be the year to hit the road to follow the Pios. Here are four great trips to watch the Denver Pioneers and enjoy the local sites and cuisine. Continue reading Four Incredible Fall DU Athletics Road Trips
As DU winds down the current athletic year and Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Karlton Creech prepares to depart for the next chapter in his career, we die-hard fans at LetsGoDU have our wish list for the next athletic director, whomever it may be.
Here are our wishes, in rough order of priority: Continue reading A Five Point Fan Wish List for DU’s Next Athletic Director