Category Archives: Volleyball

Women’s Soccer Win Earns Thursday Showdown, Volleyball Sweeps

Photos & Interviews: Courtesy of Jason Evans

DU women’s soccer (4-0-1 Summit League) out-shot (39-1) an over-matched Fort Wayne squad in a lopsided 4-0 victory at chilly CIBER Field. Head coach Jeff Hooker was glad his team kept the focus on the field of play and not the weather, “The elements were a factor today. We did a really good job of putting that aside”. Continue reading Women’s Soccer Win Earns Thursday Showdown, Volleyball Sweeps

Denver Volleyball Passes Fort Wayne, 3-1, in Hard Earned Victory

Photos & Interviews: Courtesy Jason Evans

Denver (7-2 Summit League) defeated Fort Wayne (7-3 Summit League ) 25-9, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23 at Hamilton Gym Friday evening. With the win, Denver avenged a similar score and loss at Fort Wayne earlier in the season and passed the Mastodons to move into second place in the Summit League. Denver trails only South Dakota (9-0) with seven conference games remaining and a road trip to South Dakota. Continue reading Denver Volleyball Passes Fort Wayne, 3-1, in Hard Earned Victory

Denver Sweeps Western Illinois, 3-0

Photos & Interviews by Jason Evans

Denver volleyball (13-6, 6-1) powered by Western Illinois Sunday afternoon 25-14, 25-14 & 28-26. It was outside hitter Lydia Bartalo and Denver’s front line that proved too athletic and powerful for the Leathernecks. Bartalo had a dozen kills and Michelle Feliciano added 12 assists along with Macy Carribine’s 12 digs. The Pioneers wore pink jerseys in honor of Cancer Awareness. Continue reading Denver Sweeps Western Illinois, 3-0

Final Fall Stretch Features Optimism and Desperation

Denver Men’s Soccer (2-9-2, 0-2-1 Summit League) find themselves in an unusual position following a Saturday 1-0 OT loss to Oral Roberts on the road. They may miss their own hosted Summit League tournament unless they win their next two games against Omaha and Fort Wayne. Currently, Denver is mired near the bottom of the standings with Eastern Illinois (0-1-2) and Purdue Fort Wayne (0-3-0). DU must pass both teams in the next two games to finish in fourth place and qualify for the conference tournament in Denver from November 14th-16th. By any measure, this would be a shocking result. Continue reading Final Fall Stretch Features Optimism and Desperation

Denver Wins Conference Opener 3-1, Sets Up Sunday Showdown

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Denver Volleyball (10-5, 2-1 Summit League) powered by South Dakota State Friday night home opener in Hamilton Gym 25-13, 25-15, 29-31, and 25-18. The 3-1 win sets up an early season conference showdown between league favorites, DU and South Dakota, Sunday 12:00 pm MT at Hamilton Gym.

DU’s powerful front line dominated the Jackrabbits as Denver won the first two games in convincing fashion. Denver fell behind in the third game but rallied to take the match to extra points, eventually falling to the visitors. Denver regained their dominance in the final game to seal the match. Junior Lydia Bartalo and senior transfer Amanda Green had 11 kills each. Junior Tina Boe had 10 kills with freshmen Brianna Green and  Ari Winters with 9 kills apiece. Junior libero Macy Carrabine had 24 digs for the night and Lydia Bartalo and Ellie Anderson chipped in with 13 each. Denver controlled the match at the net with their size and athleticism. Continue reading Denver Wins Conference Opener 3-1, Sets Up Sunday Showdown

Weekend featured scoring drought, solid nonconference finale, and road split

The greatest surprise of the fall season has been DU men’s soccer (1-5-2) scoring just four goals in nine matches. At this pace, at the end of the regular season, they will be sitting with 9 goals, well below their 10-year 30.7 goals per season average. The two lowest-scoring seasons in the last ten years have been 2009 and 2017 when the Pioneers found net 25 times. And, last season behind Andre Shinyashiki’s 28 goals, Denver had their highest goal output. Saturday’s 0-0 draw against conference foe Eastern Illinois leaves the Pioneers 0-0-1 in Summit League regular season play. Continue reading Weekend featured scoring drought, solid nonconference finale, and road split

Weekend featured amazing win, heartbreaking losses as conference schedules loom

DU’s Fall teams returned home this past weekend with mixed results. Women’s soccer (3-4-1) was coming off three straight road losses and fell 2-0 to the Colorado Buffaloes at home. Men’s soccer (1-5-1) also returned to CIBER Field for their home opener needing a confidence-building win against #8 SMU – and fell in a gut-wrenching 2-1 OT loss. Women’s volleyball (8-4) had dropped three consecutive matches, all on the road, but won a 5-set barn burner in Hamilton Gym against Santa Clara on Friday night and cruised by Montana the next day in three straight games. Continue reading Weekend featured amazing win, heartbreaking losses as conference schedules loom

Denver Athletics Update

  • DU’s men’s soccer team is a surprising 0-3-1 after the first four games of a brutal six-game road stretch.  LetsGoDU will be covering Denver soccer live in Palo Alto and Berkeley, California as Denver finishes up their long road trip against Stanford and Cal this weekend before returning home. Goal scoring has been this team’s Achilles heal. They could use the graduated Andre Shinyashiki, just named MLS Player of the Week. DU is the Summit league coaches pre-season favorite to win the conference with second place Omaha (0-3-1) currently holding the same record as the Pioneers.

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