Volleyball - Win Leaves Victors Seeing Yellow
With three wins to take the Denver Cup this weekend, the young women's DU volleyball program with only one senior celebrated another tournament championship. With a sterling overall 12-3 record they are the best kept secret on the DU campus. 482 spectators attended the championship match. The remaining 1,500 yellow seats in the 2,000 seat Hamilton Gym were unused.
There are plenty of reasons why the Hamilton Gym was not full. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday in Denver. The team is a young and part of an up-and-coming program which is only starting to gain a regular following. They were playing Abiline Christian, hardly a big name in Denver- but they did defeat Montana and University of Illinois-Chicago the prior two days. Finally, many women's sports are not well attended - topic for another blog.
But, this is a team that deserves more. They are scrappy. They play like a team. They are athletic. They are deep - overcoming injuries to key players. They can play from behind in matches. They can play on the road. They are well coached and calm under fire under the steady hand of Coach Jesse Mahoney. They are winning.
Denver fans can watch one of the most exciting up-and-coming teams at Denver University. If you are a student or alumni from Denver, you need to go and see for yourself. If you are not from Denver, check this team out on PioneerVision (link below).
Do you plan on seeing volleyball this year? If so, why? If not, why?