The 20th-ranked Colorado women’s soccer team ends one of the most demanding stretches in team history Sunday against No. 8 UCLA, the Buffaloes’ third consecutive match against a top-eight team. With two game remaining in the regular season, CU goes into the match in fourth-place in the Pac-12 and was slotted at No. 33 in this past week’s RPI.
A look at Sunday’s matchup against the Bruins:
No. 8 UCLA at No. 20 Colorado soccer
Kickoff: Sunday, 2 p.m., Prentup Field.
Broadcast: Pac-12 Networks.
Records: UCLA 12-3-1, 7-2 Pac-12 Conference; CU 13-2-3, 5-2-2.
Leaders: UCLA — Goals: F Ashley Sanchez, So., 7; Assists: Sanchez, 6; Goalie: Teagan Micah, Jr., .788 save percentage, 0.68 goals-against average. CU — Goals: F Jorian Baucom, Sr., 12; Assists: MF Taylor Kornieck, Jr., 10; Goalie: JJ Tompkins, Jr., .861 save percentage, 0.89 goals-against average.
Notes: The Buffs have played three consecutive top-10 teams as recently as 2016, yet Sunday’s match will mark the first time in program history CU has faced three consecutive foes ranked eighth or better. The Buffs previously lost 7-0 at top-ranked Stanford and are coming off a 1-0 loss at home Thursday against No. 2 USC … CU is 2-8 all-time against UCLA, defeating a ninth-ranked Bruins team at home in 2016 but losing 2-0 at home last year to a No. 1-ranked UCLA squad … The Buffs enter the match in fourth-place in the Pac-12 with 17 points, four points behind the third-place Bruins … CU completes the regular season at home Friday against Utah (3 p.m., Pac-12 Network) before awaiting word on a third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth.
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