The Colorado women’s soccer team remained unbeaten in tough conditions Thursday, battling to a 1-1 draw in 100-degree heat at Arizona State. The road trip continues for the 18th-ranked Buffaloes Sunday at Arizona in a venue where the Buffs have won two of three previous matches. A look at Sunday’s Pac-12 showdown:
No. 18 Colorado soccer at Arizona
Kickoff: Sunday, 1 p.m., Mulcahy Soccer Stadium, Tucson, Ariz.
Broadcast: Pac-12 Network.
Records: CU 9-0-2, 1-0-1 Pac-12 Conference; Arizona 8-2, 1-1.
Leaders: Colorado — Goals: F Tatum Barton, Jr., 11; Assists: MF Taylor Kornieck, Jr., 9; Goalie: JJ Tompkins, Jr., .923 save percentage, 0.43 goals-against average. Arizona — Goals: F Jada Talley, So., 5; Assists: F Amanda Porter, So., 5; Goalie: Lainey Burdett, Sr., .854 save percentage, 0.59 goals-against average.
Notes: With an assist on Jorian Baucom’s goal at ASU, Emily Groark already has matched the CU season record for assists by a freshman with seven. Kate Russell also recorded seven assists as a freshman in 2008. Groak has collected an assist in three of the past four games…CU and the Wildcats played to a scoreless draw last year in Boulder…The Buffs have lost just once in seven previous games against the Wildcats, going 3-1-3…UA opened league play with a 2-0 loss against top-ranked Stanford but defeated Utah 2-1 on Thursday…UA’s Porter and Kelcey Cavara are graduate’s of Columbine High, just like CU’s Barton…Arizona’s Hailey Mazzola, a senior midfielder from Broomfield, has appeared in six games for the Wildcats…The Buffs return home to play No. 9 Washington State on Thursday and Washington on Oct. 7.
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