Colorado College at No. 25 Colorado
WHEN: Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Prentup Field.
BROADCAST: Live stream available at Pac-12 Plus.
RECORDS: Colorado College 0-1-0; CU Buffs 0-0-1.
NOTABLE: The Buffs haven't gone without a win in the first two games of any season since 2008...Colorado College opened the season Friday with a 3-1 loss at home against Northern Colorado...CU is 8-2-1 all-time against the Tigers. The Buffs lost the first two meetings in 1996 and 1997 but have gone 8-0-1 since.
A moment early in the second half of Friday's season-opening scoreless draw at Colorado State exemplified the close-but-not-quite debut for the Colorado Buffaloes' offense.
Sophomore midfielder Taylor Kornieck, who earlier in the week noted she had been linking well with Libby Geraghty during the preseason, very nearly connected with the freshman via a long lead pass. Geraghty, cutting through the CSU penalty box, just missed getting her foot on the ball for what could very well have been her first collegiate goal.
Instead the Buffs settled for a draw and Geraghty was injured during the first overtime, leaving her status for Sunday's home opener, and possibly beyond, in question. CU will look to post its first victory of the 2017 season against Colorado College at 3:30 p.m. at Prentup Field.
"We have to find moments to go and moments to be patient. I thought we rushed it a little bit (at CSU)," head coach Danny Sanchez said. "With another pass, another link, we could've gotten a better opportunity for a goal."
Sunday's home opener marks the start of a run five consecutive home games for the Buffs, a stretch that continues next weekend against TCU and UC Riverside. By the end of the first two weekends of the regular season the Buffs will have played four games in 10 days.
"It's just about recovery," Sanchez said. "Colorado College had a tough game in the heat (Friday), so we just have to bounce back and get treatment (Saturday) and come back Sunday in front of a home crowd."