Category Archives: Men’s Soccer

Former Denver Soccer Star’s Mother Loses Cancer Battle

Kortne Ford tweeted a message early this morning “RIP Momma”. After a lengthy battle with cancer, his mother, Lauri Ford, passed away Sunday.  This follows the mid-November announcement when the Ford family made a decision to discontinue cancer treatment. Ford called it. “The hardest day of my life.” Continue reading Former Denver Soccer Star’s Mother Loses Cancer Battle

Denver Soccer Falls in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 1-0, to Clemson in OT

Denver men’s soccer (9-4-5, 4-1-1) played with four backline defenders against the #8 Clemson Tigers (14-5, 5-3). The highly athletic and skilled Tigers controlled play on the night with occasional counterattacks by DU into Clemson territory. The Tigers outshot Denver 24-4 and shots-on-goal 9 to 3 but it took Clemson 107:31 minutes to secure the overtime win. Continue reading Denver Soccer Falls in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 1-0, to Clemson in OT

Denver Earns NCAA Berth and Makes History During Wild Week

Denver men’s soccer (9-3-5, 4-1-1) had to play 220 minutes of soccer and win two nail-biting shootouts to emerge as conference Summit League Tournament champions in Macomb, Illinois. The Pioneers defeated UMKC (1-1, 4-3 PKs) and Oral Roberts (1-1, 3-2 PKs) in a hard-fought semifinal and final. The unlikely hero was back-up keeper Kobe Gray who head coach Jamie Franks inserted in both matches to defend penalties. Gray made key stops in both shootout sessions for the tournament win. Gray was named the tournament MVP in what is certainly a great trivia answer to the question: Name an NCAA conference tournament MVP who never played a minute in his team’s tournament regulation or overtime? Continue reading Denver Earns NCAA Berth and Makes History During Wild Week

#1 Denver Scrapes by #4 Kansas City in PKs to Advance to Summit League Final

#1 seed Denver men’s soccer (10-3-3, 5-1-1) took to the field in Macomb, Illinois against the #4 UMKC Kangaroos (3-8-4, 2-3-2) Thursday morning in the Summit League semifinals, a mere five days after tieing the Roos 1-1 in Kansas City. The teams were tied after regulation and two overtime periods but Denver won in penalty kicks, 4-3. While the win takes Denver to their 8th straight Summit League Final, a win in PKs against a sub-.500 team is a warning signal for a Denver team that has openly stated its national aspirations. Today’s narrow win is more worthy of a sigh of relief than an unbridled celebration.  Continue reading #1 Denver Scrapes by #4 Kansas City in PKs to Advance to Summit League Final

Choppy Week Ends with Pios Going 4-3-1

We told you about North Dakota’s rough series sweep against Denver hockey (4-4, 0-2) in Grand Forks. The Pioneers return home this week to face Western Michigan in an important home NCHC series for Denver to hopefully regain confidence, especially on the offensive end which has sputtered to a bad 1 goal per game in their past three games. Continue reading Choppy Week Ends with Pios Going 4-3-1

More Tricks than Treats for Denver Teams over Halloween Weekend

Denver went 1-2-1 for Halloween weekend – a result that spooked even the hardiest of DU fans. In what was supposed to be a battle for conference titles and conference leads turned into a mixed bag of rotten caramel apples, toothbrushes, and stale Good & Plenty. It took a Halloween matinee yesterday by Denver Women’s Soccer to finally deliver a treat during the weekend homestand when they clinched their 12th conference title with a win over South Dakota State. Continue reading More Tricks than Treats for Denver Teams over Halloween Weekend