The Colorado women's lacrosse team wrapped up a rough weekend out East with a 14-11 loss at New Hampshire in Durham on Sunday.
The Wildcats opened the scoring, but the Buffs jumped ahead with two goals within less than a minute. However, New Hampshire answered with seven straight to claim a 9-2 lead. The squads each scored again before Colorado went on a three-goal run to close the first half down 10-6.
"We came out and we got ourselves into a little bit of a hole, going down 9-2 and then 10-3, but our kids showed that they can fight back," Buffs coach Ann Elliott said. "They believe in themselves and were able to start to make a little run at the end of the first half, which gave us a little bit of confidence going into halftime and coming out in the second half."
CU scored the first three goals of the second half to pull within one, but would get no closer.
Six Buffs scored against New Hampshire with Johnna Fusco and Cali Castagnola each recording a hat trick and one assist apiece. Amanda Salvadore scored two goals off two shots. Three different Wildcats had hat tricks, with Laura Puccia, Molly Gaffey and Nicole Grote leading the way.
The loss was the second of the weekend for the first-year program. The Buffs fell 17-4 at No. 9 Massachusetts on Friday. CU is 4-4 overall on the season and 1-1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
The Buffs return to Kittredge Field for a two-game homestand next weekend. The Buffs take on Brown at 5 p.m. on Saturday. CU then hosts St. Mary's at 3 p.m. March 28 in a MPSF matchup.
Buff golfers finish third in Clover Cup
Senior Jenny Coleman tied for second, but the University of Colorado women's golf team wasn't able to hold onto its lead at the Clover Cup, finishing the tournament in third place on Sunday.
The Buffs held the lead through the first two rounds in Mesa, Ariz., but a tough third round put them five strokes behind Louisville which won with a team score of 888. Notre Dame was second (889) and CU finished at 893.
Notre Dame's Kristina Nhim earned individual medalist honors with a 3-under 213. Coleman and Crace Choi of Michigan tied for second, one stroke back. Her 75 on Sunday, was Coleman's only round over par on the 6,209-yard Longbow Golf Club.
"We struggled today, and it was just kind of odd because it seemed like everybody just a little off," CU head coach Anne Kelly said. "They were hitting good shots, but just couldn't get any putts to drop. We have no excuses because the weather was perfect and the course conditions were perfect. We just didn't finish very well today unfortunately."
Next up, the Buffs take their second trip of the season to Hawaii. Colorado travels to Kapalua, Hawaii, for the Anuenue Spring Break Challenge from March 24 through 26.
1. Louisville 299-292-297—888; 2. Notre Dame 299-296-294—889; 3. Colorado 292-297-304—893; t-4. Mississippi 304-298-294—896; t-4. Michigan 298-300-298—896; 6. UNLV 307-297-294—898; 7. East Carolina 305-296-301—902; 8. Nebraska 300-310-293—903; 9. Kennesaw State 304-299-308—911; t-10. Florida International 307-306-304—917; t-10. Cincinnati 311-304-302—917; t-12. Tulsa 306-304-312—922; t-12. Maryland 310-300-312—922; 14. New Mexico State 312-303-309—924; 15. St. John's 309-305-320—934.
Top 5 individuals
1. Kristina Nhim, Notre Dame 68-72-73—213; t-2. Crace Choi, Michigan 69-71-74—214; t-2. Jenny Coleman, Colorado 69-70-75—214; 4. Dana Finkelstein, UNLV 76-70-72—218; 5. Emily Haas, Louisville 71-72-76—219
Other CU individuals
t-12. Alexis Keating 71-76-75—222; t-23. Natalie Vivaldi 77-72-77—226; t-45. Jamie Oleksiew 76-79-77—232; t-54. Kristin Coleman 77-80-78—234
CU tennis results
No. 1 UCLA 4, No. 62 Colorado 0
UCLA (14-1, 2-0 Pac-12),
CU (7-8, 0-4 Pac-12)
Sunday at the South Campus
No. 1 doubles — #1 Anderson/Brady (UCLA) def. Ormeño Ruiz/Janssens (CU) 8-3
No. 2 doubles — #6 Harrison/McPhillips (UCLA) def. Manzi Tenorio/Aiello (CU) 8-1
No. 3 doubles — Dolehide/Van Nguyen (UCLA) vs. Steur/Tiefel (CU) 5-4 (DNF)
Order of Finish: 2, 1
No. 1 singles — #4 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. Julyette Steur(CU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 singles — #16 Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Alex Aiello (CU) 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 singles — #49 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) vs. Nuria Ormeño Ruiz (CU) 6-3, 5-3 DNF
No. 4 singles — #9 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 singles — #35 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) vs. Ashley Tiefel (CU) 6-1, 3-2 (DNF)
No. 6 singles — Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) vs. Dhany Quevedo (CU) 6-4, 0-1 (DNF)
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 2