Category Archives: Women’s Soccer

DU plays it tough in 2-1 loss to CU

Photo: The DU Pioneers traveled to Prentup Field to take on the Colorado Buffalos in NCAA first round action.

Hannah Adler pushed a beautiful through pass to Leah Swander who calmly punched the ball past the Buffs goalkeeper to give DU a 1-0 lead (37:58). The advantage held until halftime.  But DU could not hold off the stampeding Buffalos in the second half.

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DU Women still have much to prove to themselves and CU

Photo: Courtesy of CU celebrates their 6-1 victory at CIBER Field earlier this season

It was during the non-conference schedule when DU women’s soccer (11-8-1, 5-2-0) dropped six games and were outscored 18-4 in those losses. The most brutal loss, during the Colorado Cup on September 16th, occurred on CIBER Field soil where the visiting University of Colorado Buffalos blasted a disheartened Pioneer squad 6-1. Continue reading DU Women still have much to prove to themselves and CU

Denver men’s and women’s soccer both punch postseason tickets

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The University of Denver Pioneers women’s soccer program is going back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013 thanks to the 85th minute heroics of senior forward Angelica Pacheco. Her goal gave the Pioneers a 2-1 lead after North Dakota State had tied it at 1 just minutes before on a penalty kick. The Pioneers bled out the rest of the clock to clinch the 2017 Summit League title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading Denver men’s and women’s soccer both punch postseason tickets

Early Goal Propels Denver Women’s Soccer to Summit Finals

DU women’s soccer traveled to Fargo, North Dakota for the Summit League playoffs. After finishing 5-2 in league play, Denver (#2 seed) was tied with Oral Roberts (#3 seed) and North Dakota State (#4), all three with two league losses. South Dakota State is the #1 seed with a 7-0 mark.

In blustery, freezing temperatures in Fargo, North Dakota senior Jessie Dancy scored Denver’s first goal one minute into the contest against Oral Roberts University. Her goal was assisted by senior forward Angelica Pacheco. That goal held up the other 89 minutes for the win. ORU had several good opportunities  to score the equalizer but failed to capitalize. Continue reading Early Goal Propels Denver Women’s Soccer to Summit Finals

Stretch Run Opens Possibilities for Fallpeat

Photo: DU men’s soccer and women’s volleyball have a good chance for Summit League championships and NCAA repeat appearances this Fall.

It just feels different this year.

Maybe it was the men’s soccer (8-6-0, 3-0-0) 37-game regular season unbeaten streak being snapped, the women’s soccer team (8-8-1, 4-2-0) getting throttled by rival CU 6-1 at home or women’s volleyball (15-5, 6-2) falling at home during the Denver Invitational championship finals against San Diego State. Plus, it feels like there have been scheduling gaps where DU teams and fans can’t get into a rhythm. Continue reading Stretch Run Opens Possibilities for Fallpeat

Denver women’s soccer squanders great opportunity

Photo: Denver fell to CU Saturday night, 6-1, in front of 817 people at CIBER Field

DU women’s soccer fell victim to quick goals to open each half and a second half implosion to fall to the University of Colorado 6-1. The loss pulled Denver under .500 (3-4-1) and likely handed the visitors the Colorado Cup. The Colorado Cup scoring system awards 3 points for a win and a point for each goal scored. So, CU’s huge 9 point evening will most certainly hand state bragging rights to the Buffs.

The Pioneers went into the match without their number one keeper, Brittany Wilson, following a red card suspension from the prior match against Gonzaga for dangerous play – a horrendous call. Nonetheless, the Pioneers had little chance against the Buffs, giving up a whopping 15 shots, nine of which came in the second half when the roof caved in on the Pioneers. Denver allowed 5 goals in the second half in defeat.

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Pioneer women’s soccer faces critical match against in-state rival

Photo: Last match, DU women’s soccer dropped a heartbreaker to Gonzaga 2-1 at CIBER Field

Denver women’s soccer started the season strong, going 3-1-0 with three wins against Northern Colorado and then Air Force and Colorado State University in the Colorado Cup. The Denver program, which had started slowly after terrible nonconference starts over the past two years, was poised to have an outstanding year. The Summit League coaches even tabbed the squad as the Summit League favorite.

Then, the team went to 1-3-1 over their next five matches, scoring one goal in each of their three losses and two goals in the tie and dropped to a 3-3-1 record. Continue reading Pioneer women’s soccer faces critical match against in-state rival

DU’s grounds crew delivers for Pioneer teams & fans

Photo: The DU grounds crew spent long hours preparing for the opening of fall sports. (L to R) Landscape Manager Doug Rightmire, Horticulture Technician Todd Mickelson, Irrigation Technician Paul Rightmire, Groundskeeper John Maes and seasonal support Jacob Hartman.

As DU fall sports began several weeks ago, one DU team was in mid-season form. The DU grounds crew was working overtime to deliver some of the best practice and game venues in Division I Athletics. If you attend soccer games at CIBER Field, lacrosse games at Peter Barton Stadium, or play intramural athletics on Diana Wendt Sports Field, you know that the Pioneer facilities and grounds are impeccably maintained. Continue reading DU’s grounds crew delivers for Pioneer teams & fans

Show Your Colors, Buy a Denver Boone Scarf

Order your Denver Boone crimson & gold scarf on EBAY for fall and winter sports to show your Pioneer pride. The scarfs are made by Ruffneck Scarfs, Inc., the same company that manufactures the University of Denver scarfs.

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Perfect for cool fall evenings and athletic events at DU or just wear for fun. The scarves are high quality, two-sided knits.

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*$8.00 from the sale of every scarf will be donated to DU basketball to go towards a deserving child to attend Rodney Billups summer youth basketball camp next summer. For each 50 scarfs we sell, we can send a local child to camp.

*This promotion is not sponsored by the University of Denver or the DU athletic department.

Denver women’s soccer at a crossroads

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