Game preview: No. 24 CU Buffs soccer at Arizona

Buffs open Pac-12 play on the road

No. 24 CU Buffs soccer at Arizona Wildcats

GAME TIME: Friday, 8 p.m. MT, Mulcahy Soccer Stadium, Tucson, Ariz.

BROADCAST: TV — Pac-12 Networks.

RECORDS: Colorado 8-1; Arizona 6-1.

LEADERS: Colorado — Goals: MF Taylor Kornieck, Sr., 6; Assists: Kornieck 5; Goalie: JJ Tompkins, Sr., .853 save percentage, 0.55 goals-against average. Arizona — Goals: F Brooke Wilson, So., 5; Assists: F Jada Talley, Jr., 5; Goalie: Hope Hisey, Fr., .500 save percentage, 1.71 goals-against average; Kendyll Humphreys, R-Fr., .857 save percentage, 0.29 goals-against average.

NOTES: This is the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams…CU and Arizona tied for fifth in the league last year with identical 5-4-2 conference marks. The teams played to a 1-1 draw last year at Arizona, with Kornieck scoring CU’s lone goal…Kornieck, the reigning Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, is four points shy of matching Nikki Marshall’s career record of 93. Kornieck also needs one assist to match Fran Munnelly’s CU record of 24…Tompkins has played every minute in goal for the Buffs, posting six shutouts in nine games…The teams have tied in three of the past four meetings, with CU leading the all-time series 3-1-4…The Buffs return home next week for home matches against Oregon (Oct. 3) and Oregon State (Oct. 6).