Photo: Denver women take the field in Vail against Northern Colorado Monday afternoon. Denver won the opener in the 88th minute, 1-0, on a goal by freshman Maya Roston.
For the longest time, Denver women’s soccer was DU’s featured Fall sport, reaching a peak in 2013 when they completed a 20-2-1 season. That season ended with a first round NCAA Tournament loss to Colorado at CIBER Field in front of 1,394 fans. The following February, USA Today named DU as one of the top 10 places to play women’s soccer.
It seemed like the sky was the limit for the Pioneers. Continue reading Denver women’s soccer at a crossroads
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LetsGoDU friend CD Dunks reminds us that there is no need to use the term ‘mid-major’. And the same goes for ‘secondary sport’ – i.e. any sport that is not called football or Power-Five conference basketball. The big question is: Has Peg Bradley-Doppes simply built one of the finest athletic department in the land? Continue reading Crimson & Gold touch propels Denver to national powerhouse status
When Denver centerback Kortne Ford (above/Photo by David Grooms) carved open the Clemson backline to convert Alex Underwood’s cross to score the game-winning goal in Dec.2’s NCAA Soccer Quarterfinal with a minute left in the game to book a first-ever DU berth in the College Cup, it set off a big celebration for every Pioneer fan.
I would argue that it may have been one of DU’s greatest collegiate sporting achievements of all time. Here’s why: Continue reading Puck Swami: Is the men’s soccer team making the 2016 College Cup DU’s greatest sporting achievement?
Another great weekend for the Pioneers with three series sweeps and a tie. A Men’s Soccer tie and Women’s Soccer sweep) clinched regular season titles while a DU women’s volleyball home sweep moved them into first place in the Summit league. And, of course, Denver Hockey swept the much-improved Western Michigan Broncos on Friday and Saturday. Continue reading Weekend Recap
Where was the bottom this season for DU women’s soccer? Was it finishing last with zero points in the six team Colorado Cup? Was it a 1-4 start in the non-league games? Was it DU’s first seven losses with no goals? Or, was it the 7-0 thrashing they took in Provo, Utah to #1 BYU before starting Summit League play? Continue reading DU Overcomes Doubters and Mavericks for Summit League Co-Championship
Men’s Hockey Sweeps Spartans
Denver hockey rolled into East Lansing Michigan and exited with a sweep. On Friday, Denver defeated the Spartans 2-1 behind Tanner Jaillet’s 19 of 20 saves along with goals from super freshman Henrik Borgstrom and sophomore Jarid Lukosevicius. On Saturday afternoon, Troy Terry scored one goal and another nearly invisible goal to lead the Pio’s to a 3-1 victory. The Pioneers have moved to 4-2 behind a four-game winning streak with one of their top scorers, Dylan Gambrell, out of the lineup with injury. Next series: At Magness Arena next weekend vs. Western Michigan.
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Homecoming weekend was a fantastic success for DU athletic teams as they went 5-0-1 along with an exhibition win in lacrosse. Continue reading DU Weekend Recap
Despite a disappointing weekend for DU’s hockey team which lost to both Ohio State and Boston College in the Ice Breaker Tournament, this weekend was, overall a smashing success for Denver athletics. Volleyball and both men’s and women’s soccer came away with big victories over the past few days. Continue reading DU Weekend Recap
Road Warriors win a pair
Game(s) of the weekend: Women’s soccer found the back of the net and captured two big road wins to start Summit League play. On Friday afternoon, DU traveled to Western Illinois and took down the Leathernecks 1-0 on a goal by midfielder Riley Welch at the 29th minute. Then, on Sunday Denver slipped by IUPUI on the road, 2-1. Denver got one goal each from Jessie Dancy and Hannah Adler. Denver overcame their season-long scoring drought and captured two big confidence building road wins to start league play. The Pioneers upped their record to 5-7-0, 2-0-0 Summit.
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Riding a roller coaster never looked so good
The 8th ranked DU men’s soccer team played the game of the weekend on Saturday in a back and forth affair with IPFW. Defensive midfielder Graham Smith scored the game’s opening goal in the first half and the final goal in the 79th minute to squeak by Fort Wayne 4-3 in DU’s Summit League opener at CIBER Field. This game was called ‘sloppy’ by head coach Jamie Franks but overall, it’s tough to call and 8-0-2 record a disappointment. Continue reading DU Weekend Sports Recap