The University of Colorado women's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against Arizona State on Thursday afternoon in 100-degree heat in Tempe, Ariz.
It was the second tie of the season for the 18th-ranked Buffs (9-0-2, 1-0-1 Pac-12), who picked up a point in the standings and remained unbeaten.
CU, just as it has all season, went on the attack early, registering four shots in the first 14 minutes.
Senior Jorian Baucom cashed in for Colorado in the 14th minute. She took the feed from freshman Emily Groark down the left side of the box and dribbled to seven yards out. Baucom eluded an Arizona State defender and struck the ball with a solid right-foot back across the net, beating goalkeeper Nikki Panas.
"I thought we started well," CU head coach Danny Sanchez said via a CU news release. "We were pressing them high up the field and winning the ball in good spots. One of those times Emily played Jorian in and scored to go up 1-0. I felt the rest of the first half was pretty even."
Possession went back and forth the rest of the half. CU goalkeeper Jalen Tompkins kept the Buffs in the lead, matching her season-high with four saves in the first 45 minutes.
The Sun Devils (6-2-1, 1-0-1) jumped out quickly in the second half, using three early corner kicks to help control the tempo. Madison Wolf scored the equalizer in the 52nd minute, capitalizing off the third corner kick.
Both teams continued to battle each other for the remainder of the match. Arizona State outshot Colorado 22-15 at the end of regulation. Tompkins came up clutch for CU, making five more saves in the second half.
ASU got the first good chance in overtime. A Sun Devils' corner caused a scramble in front of the CU net. Colorado's defense stepped up and cleared the ball to safety from just off the goal line. The Buffs went right back down the field and got a look from Baucom that went high.
Tompkins made her best save of the game in the in the 109th minute. She came off the goal line to cut down the angle on ASU's shot. The ball deflected off the foot of a Colorado defender, forcing Tompkins to change direction. She batted the ball up and recovered the rebound directly in front of a waiting Sun Devil.
Colorado outshot Arizona State in the two overtime periods but the Sun Devils finished with a 28-22 advantage overall.
Tompkins finished with 12 saves, matching her career high.
"The start of the second half, we got under some pressure," Sanchez said. "Unfortunately, we gave up the goal on the corner. After that, we made some tactical adjustments and the game evened out.
I think the fans that watched the game could see that it was really stretched because of the playing conditions. Both teams were going for the three points and a draw is probably a fair result."
The Buffs now head south to Tucson on Sunday to take on Arizona. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m., and the match will be televised on Pac-12 Network.