Women’s soccer (5-1) split a pair of matches. The Pios waxed Kansas State at DU soccer stadium, 3-1 Thursday evening. Denver had goals from three different players – Riley Baker, Natalie Beckman (of course) and Sydney Sharp. That makes back-to-back Power-Five wins against Utah (Pac-12 ) and Kansas State (Big 12). On Labor day, the Denver backline had a rough first half against the visiting Mustangs from Southern Methodist University (SMU), allowing three goals in a fifteen-minute span, to trail 3-0. In a strange game dominated by the Pios, Denver outshot the visitors 21-3 and 7-3 shots-on-goal (DU also had an ‘own goal) for the entire contest but Mustangs made all their shots count and won the game, 4-2. Continue reading Denver Goes 4-2-1 on the Weekend
Less than two months after the return of full-capacity crowds at Denver-area sporting events, the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant has caused the return of certain restrictions to Denver area arenas and stadiums. Continue reading Covid-19 Restrictions Begin at Denver Athletics Events
It was a great week for Denver fall sports while going two-for-three against the Pac 12. Continue reading Denver Conquers Pac-12 Foes
Upon bringing back former assistant coach Masaki Hemmi to his staff, head men’s soccer coach Jamie Franks told denverpioneers.com, “I know that he’s committed to helping us achieve our goal of winning a national championship.” Continue reading Jamie Franks Sets Lofty Goals for Denver Men’s Soccer
Denver men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball fall conference schedules have been released by the Summit League. Continue reading Summit League Releases Fall Athletic Schedules
It was 2018 when Denver skiing won their 24th national NCAA title. Denver hockey secured their 8th title during the 2016-2017 season. In 2015, head coach Bill Tierney led Denver to its first men’s lacrosse NCAA championship. By recent DU standards, a three-year championship drought is too long and it begs the question of which team will win the athletic department’s next national title and when?
Denver Men’s Golf made a final day charge but their over-par performance on the final few holes caused them to fall to sixth out of 13 teams at the 2021 NCAA Cle Elum Regional. Just the top five teams advance to nationals out of each regional and Denver fell just short of fifth-place Florida. It would have been historic for men’s golf to appear in the NCAA championships, a drought that has extended for over 61 years. Only three individual athletes remain in the NCAA playoffs. DU Women’s golfer Anna Zanusso is left as an individual athlete competing May 21st-23rd at the NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Anna Reidmiller from Women’s Tennis and James Davis from Men’s Tennis are in the NCAA Tennis Championships May 23rd-28th in Orlando, Florida.
Denver is out and Omaha is in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament due to COVID-19 protocols. DU and the Summit League announced Tuesday morning that the Pioneers are withdrawing from the tournament competition. Denver’s match against UNC Greensboro will now pit the Mavericks of Omaha against the UNC Greensboro Spartans on April 29th as the Summit League Representative. Continue reading Denver Men’s Soccer Withdraws from NCAA Tournament Due to COVID-19
This season, the NCAA is consolidating the Division I Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships by having all 48 women’s teams and all 36 men’s teams compete in Cary, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. Denver men’s and women’s soccer were assigned their first-round opponents Monday. Continue reading DU Soccer Teams headed to North Carolina for NCAA Tournaments
Over this past weekend, DU earned two NCAA Tournament soccer berths, one by the old-fashioned way and the other via a COVID shortened season. Also, Denver women’s swimming won the Summit League in Fargo, North Dakota. First place women’s and men’s lacrosse teams experienced overtime highs and lows on road trips but both remain in first place in the BIG EAST. Continue reading Conference Championships Highlight DU’s Weekend