Colorado soccer earned its third straight win and stretched its unbeaten streak to five matches on Friday, defeating Utah 2-0 at Ute Soccer Field in Salt Lake City.
The Buffs finished the regular season 11-5-4 overall and 5-4-2 in the Pac-12, good for sixth place. The Utes finished the year 5-11-3 and 0-9-2. Friday’s win was the first at Utah since joining the Pac-12.
The Buffs will wait to find out their potential NCAA Tournament future on Monday at 2:30 p.m. during the selection show. The Buffs currently have an RPI of 37 and 64 teams are selected to the postseason.
CU broke the school record for longest shutout streak in conference-only matches. The streak is now 543 minutes and 5 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 463:55. Goalkeeper Jalen Tompkins also broke the individual record for longest shutout streak in conference-only matches, now at 498:05, breaking the previous record of Jessica Keller (463:55 from 2004-05).
It was the Buffs’ 14th shutout of the season and Tompkins’ ninth solo shutout of the season.
“A streak is a streak, but I’m happy we just got the win. As a goalkeeper, you get a lot more recognition. But the back four and the team is just a big defensive team,” Tompkins said. “They help me every single time and they are doing more of the work than I am. It’s nice to keep the streaks continuing, but at the end of the day, I’m glad we won and I’m proud of everyone working so hard to keep it up.”
Megan Massey put the Buffs in front in the 12th minute. Tompkins took a free kick from CU’s half of the field and Camilla Shymka headed the kick over to the right side of the goal mouth of the top of the box. Massey then hit a curling shot on her first touch with her left foot, scoring in the upper-right corner of the net.
Tatum Barton added a late insurance goal at 89:51, winning a ball at midfield, beating a defender and then beating a charging goalkeeper for the score.
The Buffs played without their two starting forwards as Becca Rasmussen missed the match with an injury and Marty Puketapu sat out with an illness.
Colorado 2, Utah 0
Colorado (11-5-4, 5-4-2) 1 1 — 2
Utah (5-11-3, 0-9-2) 0 0 — 0
Goals (assists) —CUMassey (Shymka, Tompkins) 12th minutes, Barton (unassisted) 89th minute
Goalies (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — CUTompkins (90-0-5); Utah: Mathias (90-2-6).