Women’s soccer earned a win and a tie on the road, DU volleyball split in South Dakota and DU men’s soccer earned a tie at home in conference action.
DU Men’s Soccer began conference play last weekend with a 2-0 victory over St. Thomas in Minneapolis. However, the league membership is down to ORU, Western Illinois, UMKC, St. Thomas, and Omaha. Western Illinois recently joined Eastern Illinois and Lindenwood, former Summit League conference members, in joining the Ohio Valley Conference in all sports except men’s soccer and football. The Leathernecks women’s soccer team has already exited to the Ohio Valley. Western Illinois men’s soccer will exit the Summit League next season. Continue reading Denver Men’s Soccer Faces Unclear Summit League Future
DU men’s & women’s soccer won their opening conference games and volleyball swept a pair of matches. The men claimed victory in St Paul, Minnesota while the women opened their season at Pioneer Field and Hamilton Gym. Continue reading Denver Teams Sweep Summit League Openers
Both DU men’s and women’s soccer fell in the past week to Portland and Colorado, respectively. The men’s team then followed their loss with a heart-stopping draw vs. Seattle on the road Monday night. Denver volleyball returned home from a six-game roadtrip and earned their first win of the season over Idaho State. Continue reading Soccer Teams Drop First Games of the Season
DU women’s soccer (4-0-4) continued their unbeaten ways. Thursday, they routed Colgate 6-0 at Pioneer Field. Liv Moritz, Samantha Dreiling, Camryn MacMillan and Sydney Sharp all scored along with Ella Frost two tallies. On Sunday, the Pioneers travelled to Eugene, Oregon to take on the Oregon Ducks. Star freshman Liv Moritz led DU with two goals in the second half while Denver outshot the Ducks 30-8. DU’s keeper Molly Wissman only faced three shots in the match to shut out the University of Oregon. Continue reading Denver Soccer Teams Collect Four Shutouts to Remain Unbeaten
The Clock is the Clock
The running clock in professional soccer is a strange aberration. Where most other sports share the game-time with their players and fans, in soccer, both are left to guess when a match really ends. In the collegiate game, the game clock shows the actual time and counts down to zero. College officials can and do stop the field clock for nine specific situations. Continue reading Two College Soccer Rules that Should be Adopted by the Pros
Denver men’s (2-0-2) and women’s soccer (2-0-4) had a solid week in non-conference action. Women’s soccer started their season with four consecutive ties. Then, last week they added two consecutive wins over Northern Colorado from the Big Sky Conference on Thursday and Sunday against North Carolina State from the ACC. The 2-0 win over Northern Colorado was expected but the 4-2 win over the Wolfpack was a big boost for new women’s head coach Julianne Sitch. Continue reading Denver Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams Complete a Solid Week
Denver Men’s Soccer (0-0-1)opened their 2023 campaign at Pioneer Field against San Diego State University. While DU carried play for most of the match, the Pioneers failed to convert on several opportunities to score and came away with a draw on the night, 0-0.
We were not entirely surprised when Denver announced a multiyear contract extension today for head men’s soccer Coach Jamie Franks. With the current uncertainty around men’s soccer in the Summit League with the exit of Western Illinois, Franks had to be on the radar for any number of college openings and his players and recruits were surely looking for answers. Continue reading DU Men’s Soccer Seeks Stability by Extending Jamie Frank’s Contract
Summit League men’s soccer has been on a steady membership decline, continuously losing affiliate members and having to find new affiliates to reach the required six members for an auto-qualifier to the NCAA Tournament. Over the past several seasons, affiliate members Lindenwood, Southern Indiana and Eastern Illinois have all since fled to the Ohio Valley Conference. Today, considering the recent Summit league exit of full-member Western Illinois (which fielded a men’s soccer program), the conference once again has dropped down to five soccer-playing men’s teams – one short of an the NCAA minimum six teams for an auto-qualifying bid . The men’s soccer part of the Summit is now left with DU, UMKC, Omaha, Oral Roberts, and St. Thomas. Continue reading DU Men’s Soccer at a Crossroads