Volleyball Crushes the Mavs - Women's Soccer Shocked Again in OT
DENVER - On an 85 degree Sunday in Denver, one DU team scorched the league leaders and another DU team was burned by the defending Summit League Champions in OT - for the second straight game at home.
DU women's volleyball team (18-4) pummeled Summit League leader University Nebraska - Omaha three games to zip. DU moved into first place with their young, talented team gaining confidence with every set. Now, league leading DU plays Oral Roberts at home next Friday at 7:00 at Hamilton Gym.
Schmid and Corrujedo had seven kills each and Okoye pitched in with five kills. The second set looked lost for DU as Omaha won set point - players began to leave the court for a break - but the call was reversed in DU's favor and the home team went on to win the set. Then, DU crushed the Mavs in the third set 25-14 as a UNO buckled under the fierce Pioneer attack with a number of unforced errors.
On the pitch, another youthful DU women's team suffered their second excruciating OT loss. DU's soccer squad out-shot South Dakota State (10-7) but could not put away the Jackrabbits in regulation. All afternoon, the lady Pioneers looked to have the best of the game but couldn't find the back of the net. The first opportunity for South Dakota State in OT from 30 yards went past the fingertips of DU goalie Cassidy Ray, off the cross bar, and into the open goal. An unlucky Pioneer squad falls to 0-11-1. LGDU is looking forward to announcing their first win for the season in five days when they face IPFW on the road. Go Pioneers!