The win came after the Buffs fell to the Gaels on Friday night (25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-19) in the season opener.
"I'm proud of this group for being able to regroup from last night and take the positives," coach Liz Kritza said. "We had a film session today and we saw a lot of imbalance in our offense. We saw that we weren't getting the balls to our middles and our opposite enough, we weren't using our back row attack enough and we corrected those things to have the hitting percentage that we had tonight. When we score at this pace, we will be a pretty tough team to contend with for any team in the country."
Sophomore Alexis Austin led the effort for the Buffs, tallying 13 kills. Junior Taylor Simpson registered 10 kills and seniors Kerra Schroeder and Nikki Lindow each collected nine kills in the effort.
"I can't describe how happy I am to be able to play," Schroeder said. "Nine months ago, I was begging coach to let me do anything I could to help this team out and it is just such an honor that I am able to do everything I can. I can't even explain it. It's amazing."
Colorado had a strong showing up front, finishing with 13 blocks. Lindow was responsible for nine of those blocks, including two solos and seven assists.
"We were a different team, to be quite honest," Kritza said. "This is the team that I've seen training for those nine sessions straight. This is the team and the players I've seen in our gym, and I am just pleased that we were able to bounce back. This is a very difficult team to play, much less two nights in a row."
The Gaels were led by Jordan Shaw's 18 kills, while Kristina Graven added 14 of her own. They hit .188 as a team and recorded 65 digs in the match.
The Buffs will hit the road next weekend for the Castlewood Suites Challenge in Syracuse, N.Y., Sept. 6-7. They will face Stony Brook, Oakland, Rutgers and host Syracuse.