The Colorado women's lacrosse team hits the road for an extended engagement away from home beginning this weekend with a top-20 battle against USC. Here is a look at the matchup.

No. 15 Colorado at No. 12 USC

GAME TIME: Friday, 4 p.m. MDT, McAlister Field, Los Angeles.

RECORDS: Colorado 5-2, 2-0 Pac-12 Conference; USC 3-3, 1-0.

LEADERS: Colorado — Goals: Darby Kiernan, 26; Assists: Kiernan, 12; Goalie: Julia Lisella, 9.56 goals-against average, .538 save percentage. USC — Goals: Kerrigan Miller, 14; Assists: Izzy McMahon and Maeve McMahon, 5; Goalie: Gussie Johns, 8.88 goals-against average, .490 save percentage.

NOTES: This is the first of four consecutive road games for the Buffaloes, who don't return home until an April 6 rematch against USC. The Buffs play at Arizona State on Sunday ... CU is just 1-4 all-time against the Trojans with four consecutive losses. USC defeated the Buffs in the championship game of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament last year ... Like the Buffs, all of USC's losses have occurred against top-15 teams — Stony Brook, Northwestern, and Boston College ... Lisella has come on strong in goal for the Buffs. Her .538 save percentage tops the Pac-12 and ranks 10th nationally to start the week ... Junior Samantha Nemirov has emerged as a dependable scoring threat for the Buffs.


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After scoring nine goals in 22 games through her first two seasons, Nemirov has recorded 18 goals through CU's first seven games.

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