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Colorado’s Taylor Kornieck has scored five goals this season.

The Colorado soccer team has suffered all three of its losses this season against foes currently ranked among the top 20 in the nation, including a 1-0 defeat Thursday against No. 20 Cal. A look at Sunday’s matchup against No. 2 Stanford as the Buffs attempt to reverse that trend.

No. 2 Stanford at Colorado soccer

WHEN: Sunday, noon, Prentup Field.

RECORDS: Stanford 11-1-0, 4-0 Pac-12 Conference; CU 7-3-3, 1-2-1.

LEADERS: Stanford — Goals: Catarina Macario and Kyra Carusa 9; Assists: Three players with 6; Goalie: Alison Jahansouz 0.67 goals-against average, .714 save percentage; Lauren Rood 0.17 goals-against average, .857 save percentage. CU — Goals: Taylor Kornieck and Marty Puketapu 5; Assists: Becca Rasmussen 5; Goalie: Jalen Tompkins 0.48 goals-against average, .861 save percentage.

NOTES: The Cardinal leads the nation in scoring at 4.25 goals per game and also ranks fifth in goals-against average (.357)…CU has never defeated Stanford in eight tries, a run that includes a 2-0 loss on the road last year when the Cardinal was ranked third…CU has gone scoreless the past two games, and no Buffs player has recorded a goal over the past 260 minutes, 44 seconds (CU did benefit from an opponent’s own-goal during that span)…CU is 0-4-1 in its past five matches against ranked foes. That mark does not include a 3-0 loss earlier this year against Texas, which was unranked at the time but has climbed quickly to No. 7 in the nation.

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