Taylor Kornieck had a chance to win the game for the Colorado women's soccer team, but when her blast went off the crossbar, the sophomore midfielder put her face in her hands in frustration.

After more than 100 minutes of a Pac-12 Conference battle, she was hoping for a break.

"It was really frustrating because that's my shot," she said of her chance in the 103rd minute. "I'm not left-footed, but when it comes to a breakaway I was hoping for a goal. We'd been working so hard to get one in."

The Buffaloes never did get one, but neither did Arizona. The teams played to a scoreless draw at Prentup Field on Sunday, and although a win was the goal, a tie was probably deserved.

"A win would have been huge, a loss would have been bad, but if I'm going to be honest with myself and look at the quality chances for both teams, it's probably a fair result," Colorado coach Danny Sanchez said. "I really liked how we started the game. If we got something early it's a different game, but it's tough to score in this league. That's a good team, which is why their RPI is 20."

Colorado (8-5-4, 2-4-2), didn't allow a goal in the two home games but came away with just one win. While they had a chance to win in on Kornieck's shot — one of a school record 12 for her on the day — they weathered plenty of chances by the Wildcats.


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Buffaloes goalkeeper Jalen Tompkins had a season-high 11 saves, nine of them after halftime, and a big one in the first overtime. She made a diving stop of freshman forward Jill Aguilera's shot in the 92nd minute that looked destined for the low right corner.

"We work on that a lot in practice, reactions, which way, setting yourself to make the save and that's what I tried to do in that situation," Tompkins said.

Colorado started stronger but it was Arizona (7-4-4, 4-2-2) which carried the play in the second half. Midfielder Gabi Stoian, who hit the left post in the 37th minute, had a great chance in the 84th minute but her shot went over the net.

Tompkins had to make a save on a direct kick by Stoian earlier in the second half, and then made four stops after regulation.

Kornieck had a couple of more chances in overtime, but Colorado couldn't score.

The Buffs have three regular-season games, so getting a point against the Wildcats was key.

"In the Pac-12 any point is a good point," Tompkins said. "We'll take it. Our team had quality opportunities. It's unfortunate to not get the win, but we played well, and that's all you can ask for."

 

Colorado 0, Arizona 0

At Prentup Field

Arizona (7-4-4, 4-2-2) 0 0 0 0—0
Colorado (8-5-4, 2-4-2) 0 0 0 0—0

Goals (assists) —None.

Goalies (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — Arizona: Lainey Burdett (110-0-4); Colorado: Jalen Tompkins (110-0-11).