Category Archives: Women’s Soccer

DU Overcomes Doubters and Mavericks for Summit League Co-Championship

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

Weekend Recap

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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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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DU Weekend Sports Recap

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

Flagship Program Aims to Buck Lowered Expectations

Photo: CIBER Field will host Friday night’s Colorado Cup match DU vs. Colorado State

A 4th place predicted finish – in the Summit League?

That was my reaction when I saw Jeff Hooker’s flagship program pre-season 2016-2017 ranking. Heading into last season, USA Today  selected DU as on of the top 10 places to play women’s soccer in the entire nation. Not that long ago, the Pioneers were facing CU in a packed CIBER Stadium with a first-round NCAA match on the line. And the Pioneers program had marquee players who were not only well known in the local soccer community but the nation as well – Kristen Hamilton, Taryn Hemmings, and Nicholette DiGiacomo.

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