CU women's soccer at No. 6 USC

WHEN: Friday, 5 p.m. MDT, McAlister Field, Los Angeles.

BROADCAST: Pac-12 Network.

RECORDS: CU 7-4-3, 1-3-1 Pac-12 Conference; USC 10-1-1, 4-0-1.

LEADERS: CU — Taylor Kornieck, Marty Puketapu 5; Assists: Becca Rasmussen 5; Goalie: Jalen Tompkins: 0.63 goals-against average, .837 save percentage. USC — Goals: Four players with 4; Assists: Savannah DeMelo, Tara McKeown 4; Goalie: Kaylie Collins 0.65 goals-against average, .771 save percentage.

NOTES: The Buffs enter the match having suffered shutouts in four of the past five matches. CU is attempting to break a scoring drought of 350 minutes, 46 seconds. (though the Buffs have benefitted from an own-goal during that span) ... The Buffs have suffered all four of their losses against clubs currently ranked within the top 18 in the nation — No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 UCLA, No. 9 Texas, and No. 18 Cal ... After the USC match the schedule becomes more favorable for the Buffs, beginning with the final homestand of the season next week against Arizona State and Arizona ... USC, the defending national champion, has won the past two games against CU and owns a 5-3 advantage in the series ...


This week, CU received the United Soccer Coaches Academic Honor for a sixth consecutive season. Teams must earn at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify, and the Buffs finished the 2016-17 school year with a 3.292 cumulative GPA.

Pat Rooney: or