[RV/RV] Denver Hosts Saint Mary's Sunday at 7 p.m. MT
Pioneers close out a stretch of six of eight at home to begin the season on Sunday
Sept. 16, 2017
THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
• Eric Kronenberg, Alex Underwood and Andre Shinyashiki all found the back of the net to end the Pioneers goalless drought to send the Pioneers to their fourth victory of the campaign, defeating UC Davis 3-0 on Friday night at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium.
• The Pioneers close out a stretch of six of eight at home to begin the 2017 season when Denver welcomes Saint Mary’s to the Mile High City. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. MT, a match that will be streamed live on Pioneer Vision with Bill Rogan and Chris Bianchi on the call.
• After eight days off, Denver will head to Saint Louis on September 26 for a 6 p.m. MT kickoff.
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER SOCCER STADIUM
• The University of Denver Soccer Stadium opened in 2009.
• The 2,000 seat stadium hosts both the men’s and women’s soccer programs, and sits above the 10,000 square-foot Pat Bowlen Strength and Conditioning Complex.
• The stadium has hosted the 2009 MPSF Men’s Tournament, 2014 Summit League Men’s and Women’s Championships and 2015 and 2016 Summit League Men’s Championship.
• DU Soccer Stadium has also hosted the 2012 NCAA Women’s Soccer First Round, the 2015 and 2016 NCAA Men’s Soccer Second Round and the 2016 NCAA Round of 16.
• Denver’s men’s program is 51-4-4 at home since Jamie Franks joined the staff as an assistant in 2012 and 61-15-10 since the stadium opened.
• The Pioneers are 44-2-2 in their last 48 matches at home.
GET ON THE BOARD FIRST
• The Pioneers were 11-1-1 in 2014, 14-0-1 in 2015 and 18-0-0 in 2016 when scoring the first goal.
• Since Franks’ arrival in 2012, the Pioneers are 68-2-6 when scoring the first goal.
KRONENBERG GETS BACK ON THE SCORESHEET
• 34 months and two knee surgeries later, 2014 Denver men’s soccer leading scorer Eric Kronenberg found the back of the net for the first time since the 2014 Summit League Final on Sept. 15, 2017, firing a bullet from outside the area into the back of the net to open the scoring in Denver’s 3-0 over UC Davis.
• 1,034 days separated the two goals for the redshirt-senior, who now has 11 goals in his career in 41 CAPS, all off the bench for the Pioneers. Kronenberg is averaging a goal every 112 minutes.
• Kronenberg, who earned his fifth appearance of the season on Sept. 15, is now sixth in Denver’s Division I history in game-winning goals with five.
HEAD COACH Jamie Franks
• Former DU assistant and Wake Forest alum Jamie Franks took over the reins, officially inking his name as Denver’s 10th head coach, on Aug. 29, 2015.
• Franks is 39-5-6 as a head coach in 2+ seasons with the Pioneers.
• The Pioneers are 74-22-14 since Franks’ arrival as an assistant coach prior to the start of the 2012 season.
• Combined as a college player and coach, Franks is 173-49-31, reaching now five College Cups and winning a National Championship with the Deacs in 2007.
• According to information submitted to the NCAA in 2015, Franks was the youngest DI head coach (29) two seasons ago and was the second youngest in 2016.
PIONEERS FROM ALL OVER
• DU’s 2017 roster has student-athletes from nine different states, Brazil, Japan and Sweden.
• Two of Denver’s three international players are entering their junior seasons in 2017 (Akamatsu and Shinyashiki), while Jacob Stensson arrives to the Mile High City from Sweden for his freshman season.
• The Pioneers have 13 players on the roster from Colorado and three from the state of Texas.
DENVER’S DEFENSIVE SURGE
• Denver kept 14 cleansheets in 24 matches, including 13 of the last 19 in 2016.
• The Pioneers did not allow a shot in their 2-0 win over [-/RV] Saint Louis on Sept. 15, 2016, the first time the Pioneers had kept that defensive record in their Division I history.
• Denver did not allow a shot on goal in five matches in 2016 (IUPUI, Eastern Illinois, North Florida, Saint Louis and Oral Roberts), including a 267 minute and 27 second stint...DU gave up just one shot at Eastern Illinois on Oct. 2, 2016.
• Denver allowed three shots on goal in its entire four-game homestand in September, 2016, including zero shots on goal in the final two games.
• The Pioneers allowed just four shots on goal in the first two matches of 2017. DU also kept two cleansheets in the first four matches of the 2017 campaign.
• Denver has three shutouts through the first seven matches of the 2017 campaign.
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