The Arizona State Sun Devils went toe-to-toe with the University of Colorado lacrosse team for the first 37 minutes of the contest on Sunday afternoon, but could not keep up with the Buffs who scored seven straight goals en route to a 13-7 victory at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium.
"We needed everyone to do their role and we didn't have that today across the board," head coach Ann Elliott Whidden said. "I am proud that we responded a little better in second half. We made plays we needed to and got the win. But we have to be more consistent as a team."
Senior Miranda Stinson recorded seven points in the game, six of those being goals. Three other Buffs, Samantha Nemirov, Sadie Grozier and Liz Phillips, each had two goals in the win. Charlie Rudy had the other goal for the Buffs.
With the win, the Buffs earned a weekend sweep of Pac-12 Conference opponents as they took down 14th ranked Southern California, 9-8, on Friday. CU is 6-1 in league play (7-5 overall), while ASU is currently 2-7 in the Pac-12 (4-9 overall).
"We will regroup and get refocused," Whidden said. "We have another big weekend of conference play next weekend. We are happy to be 2-0 this weekend, but we know we need to keep getting better as a team. And we know all that matters is what we do next."
Nemirov extended her school record point scoring-streak to 32 games
This is the eighth time this season Miranda Stinson has scored at least three goals in a game
Colorado heads back to Boulder for a pair of contests. The Buffs will face Stanford on Friday, and California on Sunday.
Colorado 13, Arizona State 7Colorado (7-5, 6-1 Pac-12 ) 4 9 — 13Arizona State (4-9, 2-7 Pac-12) 4 3 — 7
Goals — CU:Stinson (6); Grozier (2); Nemirov (2); Phillips, (2); Rudy (1); ASU: McGlothlin(3); Villanti (1); Burns (1); Clayton (1); Kroeger (1).
Assists — CU: Stinson, Mistretta; ASU: Glagolev (4).
Goalies (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — CU: Lisella (60-7-7); ASU:Bonneau (60-.13-11).