CU women's lacrosse preview: USC
MATCHUP: No. 6 Colorado Buffaloes (12-1, 4-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) at No. 9 USC Trojans (11-3, 5-0).
GAME TIME: Friday, 6 p.m. MDT, Los Angeles Coliseum.
BROADCAST: TV — Pac-12 Network.
LEADERS: Colorado — Goals: A Darby Kiernan, Jr., 35; Assists: Kiernan, 16; Points: Kiernan, 51; Goalie: Paige Soenksen, Sr., 7.45 goals-against average, .554 save percentage. USC — Goals: A Michaela Michael, Sr., 53; Assists: A Cynthia Del Core, Sr., 21; Points: Michael, 67; Goalie: Gussie Johns, Jr., 6.83 goals-against average, .497 save percentage.
NOTABLE: The winner will take sole possession of first place in the MPSF and will have the inside track at the regular-season championship, though USC faces a tougher end-of-schedule run than the Buffs. Following Friday's showdown CU faces three of the four lowest teams in the MPSF standings to complete the regular season, playing at San Diego State Sunday before visiting Cal and St. Mary's next week. USC's final two games are at Stanford and UC Davis...The Buffs posted an overtime win against USC in the program's first season in 2014 but have lost to the Trojans the past two seasons...USC's Michael ranks second in the nation in goals and is tied for eighth in points...
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