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CU Buffs soccer preview: No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs

Buffs face second consecutive top-10 foe

BOULDER, CO- Aug. 19, 2021: University ...
University of Colorado Boulder’s Shyra James, gets her head on the ball in front of CSU’s Kristen Noonan during the game with CSU in Boulder on August 19, 2021. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

CU Buffs women’s soccer at No. 6 TCU

KICKOFF: Thursday, 6 p.m. MT, Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

BROADCAST: TV — Live stream available at Watch ESPN. (ESPN+).

RECORDS: Colorado 2-1; TCU 3-0.

LEADERS: Colorado — Goals: F Shyra James, So., 2; Assists: MF Allie Palangi, Jr., and MF Rachel Rosen, So., 2; Goalie: Dani Hansen, Jr., .750 save percentage, 0.96 goals-against average. TCU — Goals: F Grace Collins, Jr., 3; Assists: MF Gracie Brian, Jr., 4; Goalie: Lauren Kellett, So., 1.000 save percentage; 0.00 goals-against average.

NOTES: This will mark the seventh time in CU program history, but the first entirely in nonconference play, the Buffs have faced consecutive top-10 opponents. CU is coming off a 2-1 loss against No. 1 Florida State…TCU has outscored its three opponents 15-1, including a season-opening 7-0 rout of Stephen F. Austin and a 6-0 win on Sunday against Texas-Rio Grande Valley. TCU’s other win was a 2-1 decision against Texas A&M…TCU is unbeaten in its past 11 home games, with nine wins in a row…Though she has played only 18 games so far in her CU career, Hansen already ranks ninth in program history in goalie wins (9) and seventh in shutouts (8)…Just This is the first meeting between the Buffs and TCU…CU returns home to host Stony Brook on Sunday (1 p.m., Prentup Field).