Denver men’s soccer (9-3-5, 4-1-1) had to play 220 minutes of soccer and win two nail-biting shootouts to emerge as conference Summit League Tournament champions in Macomb, Illinois. The Pioneers defeated UMKC (1-1, 4-3 PKs) and Oral Roberts (1-1, 3-2 PKs) in a hard-fought semifinal and final. The unlikely hero was back-up keeper Kobe Gray who head coach Jamie Franks inserted in both matches to defend penalties. Gray made key stops in both shootout sessions for the tournament win. Gray was named the tournament MVP in what is certainly a great trivia answer to the question: Name an NCAA conference tournament MVP who never played a minute in his team’s tournament regulation or overtime? Continue reading Denver Earns NCAA Berth and Makes History During Wild Week
Denver went 1-2-1 for Halloween weekend – a result that spooked even the hardiest of DU fans. In what was supposed to be a battle for conference titles and conference leads turned into a mixed bag of rotten caramel apples, toothbrushes, and stale Good & Plenty. It took a Halloween matinee yesterday by Denver Women’s Soccer to finally deliver a treat during the weekend homestand when they clinched their 12th conference title with a win over South Dakota State. Continue reading More Tricks than Treats for Denver Teams over Halloween Weekend
We told you about Denver hockey team’s (4-2-0) trip out east. After two good periods, they have given up 10 goals and scored only 2 goals over the last four periods as they dropped two games to Providence College and Boston College. DU has a bye week to regroup and prepare for a road trip to North Dakota in two weeks.
Denver’s other fall teams are all fighting for regular-season titles.
Denver hockey outscored Air Force 12-1 in a two-game home-and-home sweep of Air Force, including a dominating 8-0 victory on Saturday. Denver’s top line of Carter Savoie, Cole Guttman, and Bobby Brink has racked up 26 points in 4 games, Savoie leads the NCAA points per game at 2.75. Continue reading Teams Go 7-0-1 In a Week of Impressive Performances
Denver experienced mixed results this past week with a volleyball sweep, mixed soccer results and a triathlon sweep on Colorado soil. Continue reading Power 5 Win Over Iowa Tops Weekend Action
Women’s soccer (5-1) split a pair of matches. The Pios waxed Kansas State at DU soccer stadium, 3-1 Thursday evening. Denver had goals from three different players – Riley Baker, Natalie Beckman (of course) and Sydney Sharp. That makes back-to-back Power-Five wins against Utah (Pac-12 ) and Kansas State (Big 12). On Labor day, the Denver backline had a rough first half against the visiting Mustangs from Southern Methodist University (SMU), allowing three goals in a fifteen-minute span, to trail 3-0. In a strange game dominated by the Pios, Denver outshot the visitors 21-3 and 7-3 shots-on-goal (DU also had an ‘own goal) for the entire contest but Mustangs made all their shots count and won the game, 4-2. Continue reading Denver Goes 4-2-1 on the Weekend
It was a great week for Denver fall sports while going two-for-three against the Pac 12. Continue reading Denver Conquers Pac-12 Foes
It was 2018 when Denver skiing won their 24th national NCAA title. Denver hockey secured their 8th title during the 2016-2017 season. In 2015, head coach Bill Tierney led Denver to its first men’s lacrosse NCAA championship. By recent DU standards, a three-year championship drought is too long and it begs the question of which team will win the athletic department’s next national title and when?
It is #1Day4DU again and time to consider an annual gift to the University of Denver and, especially, any number of our successful women’s athletic programs. Head volleyball coach Tom Hogan sums it up best: “Our entire athletic department is still recovering from the financial losses we incurred during the COVID year, and every team has been impacted in one way or another through reduced budgets. It’s critical to our long-term competitiveness that we get back our financial footing, so that we can compete with top tier division one programs, and provide an amazing experience for our student-athletes.” Continue reading #1Day4DU – Spotlight on Women’s Athletics