Published Thursday, October 17, 2013 AT 9:32 PM / Updated at 9:32 PM
Soccer notes: Maverick women close tough stretch against Pioneers
Marjie Ducey Omaha World-Herald

The UNO women’s soccer team faces its toughest challenge Friday when 16th-ranked Denver visits for a 4 p.m. match at the UNO Soccer Field.

Denver (12-1-1, 3-0-0 Summit) is the first ranked Division I opponent the Mavericks have faced since transitioning to Division I prior to the 2011 season. The Pioneers are also the highest ranked DI opponent the Mavs have played in the regular season in their 15-year history.

The Mavs are 3-7-2 and 1-2-0 after dropping one-goal Summit League road games to North Dakota State and South Dakota State last weekend. Friday’s match will end their toughest stretch of the season.

The Bison, Jackrabbits and Pioneers had a combined 10-1-0 league record entering this week.

Melanie McCormick and Monica Bosiljevac lead the Mavs with nine points each.

UNO men visit preseason Summit favorite Denver

The UNO men’s team heads to Denver to play the Pioneers for the first time at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Denver (7-3-3, 2-0-0 Summit League) is in its first year in the conference and was picked as the preseason favorite. The Pioneers are 5-1-1 at home.

The Mavericks (3-7-1, 1-1-0) are coming off a 1-0 win at Belmont last Saturday. They sit fourth in the league standings.

Vance Rookwood and Chava Garcia lead UNO with six points apiece.

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Marjie Ducey covers state colleges, women's sports, high schools, select sports, outdoors, holes in one, soccer, running and any other type of interesting story. She also puts out the metro edition and does some updating on Omaha.com.