The University of Colorado lacrosse team does not shy away from tough competition and this year’s schedule reflects just that as the Buffaloes will face six teams that were ranked in the final IWLCA top-25 poll this spring.
“I am really excited about this year’s schedule and the opportunity we have to host some of nation’s’ top teams at home,” head coach Ann Elliott Whidden said. “Our team is excited about the challenges early on in our season and jumping right in. I believe our out of conference play will prepare us for our tough Pac-12 schedule.”
The Buffs finished the 2018 season ranked 14th in the IWLCA Poll after advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament where they fell to No. 6 Florida, which, coincidentally, the Buffs will play to open the season on February 9 at Kittredge Field in Boulder.
Colorado will then hit the road to take on No. 15 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on Feb. 16. This will be the second meeting between the two programs; CU defeated the Hokies 18-3 in Boulder during the 2018 campaign.
The Buffs return to Boulder the following weekend, but the schedule will not get any easier as Colorado will host fifth-rated Stony Brook on Feb. 22 and Michigan on Feb. 24.
The Pac-12 Conference schedule will start for the Buffs on the road in Northern California. CU will battle Stanford, which ended the season ranked 16th, on March 8, before heading to Berkeley on March 10 to take on the California Bears.
Colorado will then start a four-game homestand, which will include three conference games. Southern California, which was 24th in 2018, will take on the Buffs on March 15. The Buffs will host Arizona State on March 17, which will also be CU’s first game of the season on Pac-12 Network. On March 23, Oregon will be in Boulder to wrap-up the first half of the conference schedule. The homestand will conclude on March 26 with the Buffs taking on in-state rival, No. 17 Denver.
The Buffs’ final five games of the regular season will all be televised on Pac-12 Network. CU will travel to Los Angeles to face USC on April 5 and on April 7, the Buffs will face ASU in Tempe. Stanford and California will visit Boulder on April 12 and 14, respectively, before CU ends the regular season against Oregon on April 19 in Eugene.
Date Opponent Location Time (MT) TV/Stream
Friday, Feb. 2 at Northwestern (scrimmage) Evanston, Ill. 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9 FLORIDA BOULDER 12 p.m. P12P
Sunday, Feb. 16 at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. 11 a.m.--
Friday, Feb. 22 STONY BROOK BOULDER 3 p.m. P12P
Sunday, Feb. 24 MICHIGAN BOULDER 12 p.m. P12P
Sunday, March 8 at Stanford Stanford, Calif. 7 p.m. P12P
Friday, March 10 at California Berkeley, Calif. 1 p.m. P12P
Friday, March 15 *USC BOULDER 3 p.m. P12P
Sunday, March 17 ARIZONA STATE BOULDER 1 p.m. P12N
Saturday, March 23 OREGON BOULDER 12 p.m. P12P
Tuesday, March 26 DENVER BOULDER 4 p.m. P12P
Friday, April 5 at USC Los Angeles, Calif. 4 p.m. P12N
Sunday, April 7 at Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. 2 p.m. P12N
Friday, April 12 STANFORD BOULDER 4 p.m. P12N
Sunday, April 14 CALIFORNIA BOULDER 3 p.m. P12N
Friday, April 19 at Oregon Eugene, Ore. 8 p.m. P12N