TEMPE, Ariz. - Neither Colorado nor Arizona State will forget their first lacrosse meeting.
After an 18-2 drubbing at the hands of the 15th-ranked Buffaloes on Sunday, Arizona State will want to.
Junior Miranda Stinson led those Buffs with six points, four goals and two assists, while senior Carly Cox and freshman Sadie Grozier each recorded a hat-trick to help CU improve to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in the Pac-12.
ASU dropped to 5-4 and 0-3.
"I'm happy with our effort today," CU head coach Ann Elliott. "I thought we played hard all over the field and especially in between the 30s."
The Buffs outshot the Sun Devils 41-14, which included a 27-5 edge in the first half. CU also led in ground balls (24-14) and draw controls (12-10), plus converted on 3-of-7 free-position attempts, while the Sun Devils did not convert on their one try.
"Friday was a tough loss for us (8-7 in overtime to USC) and we responded today and took a step forward," Elliott said. "We know we need to keep getting better every day and every game. Our conference games are so crucial, so we are excited to get the win today."
That win came with the help of 17 ASU turnovers, compared to 10 for CU.
ASU put just 11 shots on goal and keeper Julia Lisella stopped nine of them for an .818 save percentage., including a scoreless first half for the first time since April 1, 2016. The last time CU held someone scoreless in a half was against UC Davis in a 14-3 win.
Colorado stays on the road for one game this week against the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, Ore., on Friday.
Colorado 18, ASU 2
At SD Soccer StadiumColorado (6-3)108-18ASU (5-4)02-2
Goals — ASU: Clayton (1), Dougherty (1); Colorado: Stinson (4), Cox (3), Grozier (3), Castillo (2), Nemirov (2) Kiernan (1), Mistretta (1), Collawn (1) Wifall (1).
Assists — ASU: Glagolev (1), Hamill (1); Colorado: Stinson (2), Castillo (1), Cox (1), Garrison (1), Kiernan (1), Perry (1).
Goalies (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — ASU: Bonneau (54:37-17-17), Thomas (5:23-1-0); Colorado: Lisella (60:00-2-9).