An over-performing, cobbled-together volleyball team finished with a share of the regular season Summit League Title with three other teams. They traveled to Vermillion, S.D. for the Summit League Tournament, won the first round, advanced to the semifinal and fell Monday to the Omaha Mavericks in five sets (21-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-15, 14-16). The Pioneers battled back from a two-game deficit and lost in extra points. The team started 1-7 in non-conference play with a new coach and the loss of key players. Continue reading Overachieving Fall Sports Come to a Close
NCAA National Champion Triathlete Maira Carreau sat down to share her story with LetsGoDU. The star freshman from La Prairie, Quebec, Canada is a world-class triathlete and has big plans for herself and DU Triathlon, an emerging NCAA DI sport. Continue reading Q&A with Denver’s Triathlon National Champion Maira Carreau
Denver’s newest DI sport, Triathlon, did not win the team NCAA Triathlon championship at Tempe, Arizona. The DU team finished fourth. However, a freshman, Maira Carreau, had a historic performance for the University of Denver, earning the top spot on the podium Saturday and an individual national championship for DU. Carreau has three more years of eligibility remaining and if head coach Barbara Perkins recruits and develops a few more stars, Denver will be in the hunt for their first women’s team title to add to DU’s 33 national team championships. Triathlon may be on track to add another national championship team title to the rafters of Magness Arena. Continue reading Denver’s Carreau Wins National Championship
This is a huge week as DU teams battle for a national championship (Triathlon), a conference tournament championship (men’s soccer), a battle for a conference regular season championship (Volleyball) and the start of hoops (men’s and women’s).
DU men’s and women’s soccer teams earned 1-0 victories this week against Western Illinois and UMKC, respectively. DU women’s soccer (9-1-5) secured their win at the friendly confines of Pioneer Field while DU men (7-2-4, 3-0-1) defeated WIU in Macomb, Illinois. Continue reading Denver Completes Another Successful Week
Women’s soccer earned a win and a tie on the road, DU volleyball split in South Dakota and DU men’s soccer earned a tie at home in conference action.
Both DU men’s and women’s soccer fell in the past week to Portland and Colorado, respectively. The men’s team then followed their loss with a heart-stopping draw vs. Seattle on the road Monday night. Denver volleyball returned home from a six-game roadtrip and earned their first win of the season over Idaho State. Continue reading Soccer Teams Drop First Games of the Season
Denver men’s (2-0-2) and women’s soccer (2-0-4) had a solid week in non-conference action. Women’s soccer started their season with four consecutive ties. Then, last week they added two consecutive wins over Northern Colorado from the Big Sky Conference on Thursday and Sunday against North Carolina State from the ACC. The 2-0 win over Northern Colorado was expected but the 4-2 win over the Wolfpack was a big boost for new women’s head coach Julianne Sitch. Continue reading Denver Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams Complete a Solid Week
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
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