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.