Oct. 25, 2017
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A pair of old Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rivals, Denver and [RV/RV] New Mexico, drew 0-0 on Wednesday night at the UNM Soccer Complex.
In the series history, 20 of the 27 Division I matches have been decided by a goal or less. Denver’s road point is the program’s third result in 13 Division I matches when taking on New Mexico in Albuquerque (1-10-2).
With Saturday’s Summit League clash between the two Summit League co-champions from a year ago on the horizon, head coach Jamie Franks rotated players through the lineup with 18 players earning a CAP on Wednesday night. Redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Will Palmquist (Denver, Colo.) made his collegiate debut in the mid-week clash, making six saves.
“There were a lot of adverse moments that presented themselves tonight, and I thought my guys handled them very well,” Franks said. “To be able to go on the road and get a result is a positive step forward for this team. We understand our way into the NCAAs is to win the Summit League Tournament in a few weeks. We were able to get some guys some rest tonight, and I thought the young players that got some opportunities really showed the skill they possess. I’m looking forward to getting on a plane tomorrow morning and getting ready for Senior Night on Saturday.”
Palmquist was the only Pioneer to play the entire 110 minutes and last week’s Summit League Defensive Player of the Week Scott DeVoss (Centennial, Colo.) led all Denver field players with 91 minutes played.
Junior striker Andre Shinyashiki (Sao Paulo, Brazil) led all players with six shots, putting two of the six on target.
In the 36th minute, New Mexico went down to 10-men as Antoine Vial was given his marching orders. Denver’s man-advantage didn’t last long however, as redshirt-freshman Blake Moncur (Fort Collins, Colo.) was shown a straight red card just 73 seconds later to even the match at 10 a side.
Denver (8-6-1, 3-0-0 Summit) outshot New Mexico (8-4-3, 3-2-1 C-USA) 13-11 in the match.
UP NEXT: The Pioneers will close out their 2017 home slate on Saturday when Denver welcomes Omaha to the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. Senior Night kickoff between the two 2016 Summit League co-regular season champions is set for 7 p.m. MT.
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