Colorado women's soccer 2018 schedule

Aug. 17: at Air Force, 6 p.m.

Aug. 19: COLORADO STATE, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 25: MISSOURI, 1 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Aug. 31: TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO, 4 p.m.

Sept. 2: IOWA STATE, Noon.

Sept. 6: at Marquette, 6 p.m.

Sept. 9: at Michigan State, 10 a.m.

Sept. 13: UTAH VALLEY, 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 16: DENVER, 1 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Sept. 21: at Oregon State*, 5 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Sept. 27: at Arizona State*, 3 p.m.

Sept. 30: at Arizona*, 1 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Oct. 4: WASHINGTON STATE*, 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 7: WASHINGTON*, 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Oct. 13: OREGON*, 1 p.m.

Oct. 18: at Cal*, 1 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Oct. 21: at Stanford*, 1 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Oct. 25: USC*, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Oct. 28: UCLA*, 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Nov. 2: Utah*, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

Home games in CAPS; *denotes Pac-12 Conference games; All times Mountain.

The Colorado women's soccer team has reached the NCAA Tournament in four of the past five seasons and might have the deepest team in coach Danny Sanchez's tenure in 2018.

Still, it won't be an easy road to reach the tournament once again.


On Wednesday, CU announced its 2018 schedule, a 20-game slate that includes eight contests against teams that competed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Five of those matches will be played at Prentup Field.

The Buffs kick off the season with a pair of Colorado Cup matches, opening on Aug. 17 at Air Force before capping a Colorado Cup tripleheader at home on Aug. 19 with a state rivalry battle against Colorado State.

The Buffs cap the nonconference schedule with home dates against Utah Valley and Denver and open Pac-12 Conference play at Oregon State on Sept. 21. It will be a demanding opening stretch of league play for the Buffs, who play five of their first seven Pac-12 games away from home. That run includes an Oct. 21 date at defending national champion Stanford.

CU ends the regular season with three consecutive home matches, hosting 2016 national champion USC on Oct. 25 and 2017 national runner-up UCLA on Oct. 28.

Ten of the Buffs' matches will air nationally on the Pac-12 Network.

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