DENVER – Senior forward Jessie Dancy (Park City, Utah) scored off a corner kick in extra time to give the University of Denver women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Air Force in the Colorado Cup and 2017 regular season opener on Friday night at Pioneer Field at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium.
Following a scoreless opening 90 minutes, Dancy finished the set-piece for the third goal of her career, and her first in the Colorado Cup. Sophomore Hannah Adler (Oak Park, Calif.) played the corner kick just inside the top of the box to sophomore centerback Cheyenne Shorts (Denver, Colo.). The DU defender’s toe poke fell to the feet of Dancy, who turned and put it past Air Force keeper Jennifer Hiddink. Air Force’s goalkeeper made nine saves, including eight in regulation.
In the other net, sophomore Brittany Wilson (Littleton, Colo.) made four saves, all in the first half, and picked up her third career shutout, having also shared four shutouts with former Pioneer Cassidy Rey in 2016.
Denver outshot the Falcons 19-10 in the match, including taking the only two shots of the extra session. The Pioneers also took seven of the match’s 11 corner kicks.
In the other two Colorado Cup matches on Friday night, Northern Colorado picked up a 3-1 win at Colorado College to take the lead over the Pioneers on goal difference in the tournament. Colorado and Colorado State finished tied 0-0 in Fort Collins on Friday.
The Pioneers played 16 players in the first of a two-match weekend for Denver, including five freshmen debutants on Friday night in-front of the home crowd.
UP NEXT: All six Colorado Cup teams will head to CU’s Prentup Field on Sunday afternoon for the annual triple header. The Pioneers will play Colorado State in the first of the three games beginning at 11 a.m. MT. DU’s match will be followed by Northern Colorado and Air Force (1:15 p.m.) and Colorado and Colorado College (3:30 p.m.). For more information on the Colorado Cup, click here.
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