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Coach Danny Sanchez and the Colorado women’s soccer team announced its 2019 spring schedule.

The Colorado women’s soccer team will have more holes to fill in its rotation next fall than the past few seasons combined.

That work begins for head coach Danny Sanchez this spring.

On Thursday, CU announced its spring soccer schedule, with the Buffaloes slated to play four of their five spring matches at home.

Sanchez’s club opens the spring schedule on March 8 at home against one of the older boys club teams from Real Colorado. The spring schedule continues a month later with a home date against Air Force on April 7. The Buffs travel to Brigham Young for a match on April 13 before completing the spring slate at home against Nebraska (April 20) and Wyoming (April 27).

CU finished 13-4-3 last fall and narrowly missed its third straight NCAA Tournament bid as one of the first teams left out of the 64-team field. It also would have been the Buffs’ fifth NCAA tourney berth in six seasons.

Sanchez will be tasked with finding replacements for starting midfielders Megan Massey and Sarah Kinzner; standout defender Erin Greening, who was selected by the Orlando Pride in last month’s NWSL draft; Jorian Baucom, who led CU in goals (12) and points (30); and backup goalie Scout Watson, a co-captain for the past two seasons.

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