Three Colorado Mesa Teams Make History During the Weekend
Three sports teams at Colorado Mesa University made history over the weekend, a feat that would make any school proud.
CMU’s volleyball team hosted the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament for the first time in program history, and the Mavericks earned their way into the regional championship game. Unfortunately, Colorado Mesa lost 3-1 to Arkansas-Fort Smith in Sunday’s championship game.
After the game, Melissa Hess and Abby Ney were each named All-South Central Regional Tournament honors, and Tiffany Peterson was named to the all-tournament team.
Colorado Mesa finished the season with a 29-4 record.
In men’s soccer, Colorado Mesa is advancing to the NCAA National Semifinals for the first time in the program’s short history.
The Mavericks enter the semifinals with a 1-0 win Saturday over Cal State Los Angeles. CMU junior Charlie Dukes scored the game-winning goal with just two minutes and sixteen seconds left in the match.
Colorado Mesa will next play Charleston, West Virginia in the first National Semifinal on December 4. The game will take place in Louisville, Kentucky.
Colorado Mesa’s cross country teams made history as both men’s and women’s teams qualified for the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, which are scheduled for December 6 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The CMU men earned a birth to the National Championships claiming the final team spot at sixth, just three points ahead of Metro State. The women also finished sixth to claim the final team spot for the National Championships.
The Mavericks finished ahead of two nationally ranked teams, #17 Midwestern State and #21 West Texas A&M.