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[RV/RV] Denver Falls to Saint Mary's 1-0

Sept. 17, 2017

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[RV] Denver 0-1 Saint Mary's (Engebretsen 84') | Donate | Denver Ticket Office

DENVER - The University of Denver men's soccer team fell to Saint Mary's 1-0 on Sunday night at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. 

“I’m really disappointed with our performance today,” head coach Jamie Franks said. “That’s our fourth loss to a team that hasn’t even taken more than seven shots on us. That was their first shot on goal, and it was a great goal, but at the end of the day we didn’t want to win the game.

“When you play with fear, and your leaders play with fear, and they’re not willing to put themselves out there and lead the group, you get results like that. We were on top of the game, dominating the game out there in the first half, and we came out in the second half with no fight and found a way to lose.

"I know this team can be special. I've seen it from them. We have talent and experience but we need to figure out why we fight for eachother, because any success we have had in the past has come from a collectiveness and togetherness. We will figure it out, I trust the leaders of this team."

Anders Engebretsen got on the scoresheet in the 84th minute, curling a ball around redshirt-junior goalkeeper Nick Gardner (Marvin, N.C.) and into the side netting for the game's lone tally. 

Denver outshot the visitors 9-6, including 7-2 in the opening 45 minutes. The team's split the six corner kicks in the match three apiece. Saint Mary's goalkeeper Remi Prieur was called on to make four saves, all in the first half. 

UP NEXT: Denver will have eight days off before traveling to Saint Louis for a 6 p.m. MT kickoff on September 26. The Pioneers will return home for a couple of days before heading to Gonzaga on September 30 for an 8 p.m. MT kickoff.   

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