Colorado played to a scoreless draw at Washington on Sunday. The Buffs are now 7-2-3 overall and 1-1-1 in the Pac-12, while the Huskies are 8-3-1 and 1-1-1. By earning a point with the draw, it was a four-point weekend on the road after a 2-0 win at Washington State on Thursday.
The first half was relatively quiet with only one shot on target for each team.
“I think it’s a fair result and I think it’s a good result on the road against a really good Pac-12 team that was coming off a nice win on Thursday,” Colorado head coach Danny Sanchez said. “Big picture, on the road, you’ll take whatever you can get, so to get four points on the weekend is good momentum as we head home next weekend.”
Marty Puketapu nearly put CU ahead in the 52nd minute when her point-blank shot from the left side of the six-yard box was sent right at the UW goalkeeper.
Jalen Tompkins came up with a diving save on a header off a corner kick in the 74th minute to keep the match scoreless at that point. She made one more save in the 90th minute and another in overtime.
Tompkins finished with four saves for her fifth solo shutout of the season and CU’s ninth clean sheet. Washington outshot the Buffs 16-9but shots on goal were an even 4-4.
This was the third scoreless draw CU has played this season (also vs. Colorado State and CSUN), tying the school record set in 2007 for most in one season.
CU was playing without Sarah Kinzner, who suffered an injury late in Thursday’s match at Washington State.
“I felt it was kind of a typical Sunday game on a doubleheader weekend. I was happy with how we competed and really happy with how we defended. You could tell our legs were a little heavy going forward and not having Sarah Kinzner in the midfield kind of stretched us a little bit,” Sanchez said. “But I was really pleased with how our players stepped up and players had to play maybe some more minutes than they normally would in a Sunday game, but they never looked tired, they looked fit and they competed to the end. Even towards the end of the second overtime, I thought we were still pressing for the game-winner.”
The Buffs will host No. 11 California on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.