No. 3 UCLA got on board early and withstood a late rush by Colorado to hold on to the 1-0 decision at Prentup Field on Friday.
UCLA (7-0-0, 4-0-0 Pac-12) scored on the match’s opening shot by Delanie Sheehan and controlled the play for a majority of the first half. The Buffaloes turned things around in the second half and got quality scoring-chances but couldn’t find the back of the net.
“It was a Pac-12 battle with two very good teams,” head coach Danny Sanchez commented after the game. “I thought we started a little slow and it was disappointing to give up that goal. When you look at it from after that, I don’t know when their second shot on goal was, but it wasn’t until the middle or late in the second half. Although we gave up that early goal, I was pleased with how we responded. I thought in the second half we played much better. We created a lot more chances.”
Colorado (4-3-1, 1-2-1 Pac-12) got three saves on the day from Dani Hansen, who made her sixth consecutive start in net for the Buffs. Kayleigh Webb and Shyra James led CU’s offensive effort, totaling three shots apiece. Webb accounted for both of Colorado’s shots on goal.
Colorado is set to play No. 14 USC on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. MT. The game will be carried on the Pac-12 Network. The impending snowstorm may cause changes, but will not be known until later on Saturday.
No. 3 UCLA 1, Colorado 0
UCLA 1 0 — 1
Colorado 0-0 — 0
Goals — UCLA, Delanie Sheehan, 6:27. Goalies — UCLA, Lauren Brzykcy 90-0-2; CU, Dani Hansen 90-1-3.