Category Archives: Volleyball

A Season of Trials Ends for No Quit Denver Volleyball

“We’re never going to be that perfect volleyball team – it’s always going to be a battle.” Andrea Beaty – Interim Head Volleyball Coach

Sometimes, the best lessons come with challenges, hardships and yes, losses. DU volleyball (19-12) had character-shaping hurdles all season long and emerged as a strong, resilient group, capable of overcoming nearly any challenge put in front of them, on or off the court. Continue reading A Season of Trials Ends for No Quit Denver Volleyball

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

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

It’s Homecoming Week!

It’s not too late, you can still register for Homecoming events this week. Due to popular demand and to celebrate the ninth hockey championship banner being raised in Magness Arena before Saturday’s hockey game against Providence, we have extended the sale of the Commemorative Hockey Championship jerseys through Homecoming Week until the end of this month. Continue reading It’s Homecoming Week!

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

Denver Athletics Conclude Solid Week with Four Teams in Action

Denver volleyball (11-7, 5-2) was stunned by Omaha this past Tuesday at home in a 3-0 loss but went on the road with a vengeance, defeating Kansas City (3-1) and Oral Roberts (3-0). One of DU’s student-athlete success stories this season is senior outside hitter Memphis Glasgow. She was a seldom-used player prior to this season but is now second on the team with 149 kills, trailing only transfer Jordan Lockwood. Glasgow had 33 kills total in her three prior seasons but patiently waited for her shot and played a necessary support and practice role. She is also second on the team in scoring.  Now, Glasgow is delivering in a big way for the Pioneers, a reward for her hard work, positive attitude, and patience. Continue reading Denver Athletics Conclude Solid Week with Four Teams in Action

Denver Athletics Enjoys Undefeated Weekend

Denver men’s soccer (6-2-2, 2-0) traveled to Omaha Saturday to play the Mavericks in a rivalry match. Denver dominated the first half, outshooting the Mavericks 8-2 but the break ended 0-0.  DU struggled to regain control early in the second half but an Aidan O’Toole feed to Ben Smith, open at the top of the box, put Denver up  1-0. Denver controlled the balance of play, limiting Maverick options to score. DU bunkered in the final 10 minutes but Omaha could never generate a solid offensive opportunity to knot the match. It is a quick turnaround as Denver travels to face Virginia Tuesday in Charlottesville at 4:00 pm MT. Continue reading Denver Athletics Enjoys Undefeated Weekend

Pioneers Enjoy Success at Home

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