Senior Hannah Sharts got the scoring started and sophomore Shyra James added a second goal, propelling Colorado to a 2-0 win over Stony Brook at Prentup Field on Sunday.
The win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Buffaloes, improving to 3-2-0 on the season. The Seawolves fall to 1-3-1.
The Buffs’ second-half offense was the difference on the day. Colorado had four shots on goal in the final 45 minutes and totaled 11 of the team’s 18 shots in the final half. CU’s defense was solid throughout the day, holding Stony Brook to just three shots.
“Give credit to Stony Brook,” head coach Danny Sanchez stated after the win. “After having a tough game on the road on Thursday and having to travel here I thought they performed very well. You can see why they are the favorite in their conference. As for us, I thought the second half we played very well. We scored a couple of goals, maybe unfortunate to not get a couple more. We talked about wanting to get 20 shots in the game and we 18. I thought we were dangerous when we got forward.”
Junior Dani Hansen stopped both shots she faced, recording her second shutout of the season.
“We saw today as a fresh start,” Sharts noted. “When we didn’t get a goal in the first half, we knew we weren’t doing our jobs. We knew we had to come out strong and they traveled from New York, so we knew the altitude was going to be hard for them after all the travel. We made it a point to go hard in the first t20 minutes of the second half and go at them hard.”
The Buffs will be back in action Thursday, hosting Cal State Fullerton at 4 p.m.