CU Buffs lacrosse preview: Denver

Buffs look to fight out of program’s first 0-2 start

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No. 14 Denver Pioneers at CU Buffs women’s lacrosse

GAME TIME: Sunday, 1 p.m., Kittredge Field.

BROADCAST: Live stream available at pac-12.com/live/cubuffs

RECORDS: Denver 0-0 (7-1 in 2020); Colorado 0-2.

KEY PLAYERS: Denver (top returning with 2020 stats) — A Quintin Hoch-Bullen, Sr., (33 goals, 11 assists); A Bea Behrins, Sr. (22 goals, 11 assists); A Eliza Radochonski, Sr., (19 goals, nine assists); A Hannah Liddy, Sr. (seven goals, 17 assists). Colorado — A Charlie Rudy, Jr., (five goals, one assist); A Sadie Grozier, Sr., (four goals, two assists); GK Julia Lisella, Sr., (.477 save percentage, 11.38 goals-against average).

NOTES: The Buffs are off to their first 0-2 start in the program’s eight-season history…CU has been outscored by a combined total of just four goals in its two losses, dropping a 12-9 decision at Louisville in the opener before falling 11-10 in overtime at Vanderbilt…This is the first of five consecutive home games for the Buffs, as the homestand continues on Friday with the Pac-12 Conference opener against Oregon…This is the season opener for DU, which had a scheduled exhibition game on Feb. 20 against Regis canceled…The state rivals didn’t face each other in last year’s pandemic-shortened season, but DU leads the series 4-2 with wins in the past two matchups…The rivals are scheduled to play again at Denver on April 29.