Colorado senior Samantha Nemirov will try to help the Buffaloes get back on trak in their Pac-12 Conference opener at Stanford.

After opening the season with three losses in four nonconference games — all against ranked foes — the schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Colorado women’s lacrosse team, as the Buffaloes begin the Pac-12 Conference schedule on the road against No. 15-ranked Stanford. A look at the matchup:

No. 23 Colorado at No. 15 Stanford

GAME TIME: Friday, 7 p.m. MT, Cagan Stadium, Stanford, Calif.

RECORDS: Colorado 1-3; Stanford 4-1.

KEY PLAYERS: Colorado — A Miranda Stinson, Sr., 9 goals, 5 assists; A Samantha Nemirov, Sr., 9 goals, 2 assists; GK Julia Lisella, Jr., .500 save percentage, 11.25 goals-against average. Stanford — A Ali Baiocco, So., 17 goals, 7 assists; MF Daniella McMahon, Jr., 11 goals, 6 assists; GK Trudie Grattan, So., .487 save percentage, 10.00 goals-against average.

NOTES: This is the Pac-12 opener for both teams…CU swept the two-game regular-season series against Stanford last year, though the Cardinal topped the Buffs in the Pac-12 championship game…Stanford was picked first in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll. The Buffs finished second…This will be the 100th match in the CU program’s history…The Cardinal opened the season with a loss at the University of Denver but has reeled off four straight wins since…CU has been idle since an 8-6 loss against Michigan Feb. 24…The Buffs continue their road trip Sunday at Cal.

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