The toughest of the Pac-12 Conference foes are still ahead for the Colorado women's soccer team. Yet if the Buffaloes can extend their unbeaten season at least one more week, they will be well-poised for a run at the conference crown.
But first the Buffs must complete their only one-game week of the league schedule with a battle against the visiting Oregon Ducks. A look at Saturday's matchup:
Oregon at No. 16 Colorado soccer
Kickoff: Saturday, 1 p.m., Prentup Field.
Records: Oregon 7-5-1, 1-4 Pac-12 Conference; CU 11-0-3, 3-0-2.
Leaders: Oregon — Goals: F Marissa Everett, Sr., 6; Assists: F Zoe Hasenauer, Fr., 4; Goalie: Halla Hinriksdottir, Sr., .761 save percentage, 0.83 goals-against average. CU — Goals: F Tatum Barton, Jr., and F Jorian Baucom, Sr., 11; Assists: MF Taylor Kornieck, Jr., 9; Goalie: JJ Tompkins, Jr., .905 save percentage, 0.58 goals-against average.
Notes: The Buffs already have set a team record for assists (45) and with 39 goals are also closing in on the program record of 45. CU's 39 goals ranked second in the nation to begin the week...Only two players in CU history have scored more goals in a season than the 11 collected so far by Barton and Baucom — Katie Griffin (12 in 2005) and Nikki Marshall (11 in 2004)...Including her first three collegiate seasons at LSU, Baucom began the week ranked third among all active Division I players with 100 career points...The Buffs are 4-3-1 all-time against Oregon and have won four of the past five meetings. CU defeated the Ducks 2-0 last year behind goals from Barton and Kornieck...Tompkins needs two more wins to match Jessica Keller's career record of 37 wins...CU plays at Stanford and Cal next week before playing their final three matches at home.
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