Cal State Fullerton at CU Buffs women’s soccer
KICKOFF: Thursday, 4 p.m., Prentup Field.
BROADCAST: TV/Stream — Pac-12 Insider.
RECORDS: Cal State Fullerton 0-5; Colorado 3-2.
KEY PLAYERS: Cal State Fullerton — M Karla Rodriguez, Fr., one goal; D Meghan Schroh, So., one goal; F/M Callie Petrey-Juarez, Sr., one goal; G Noa Schumacher, R-So., .750 save percentage, 2.04 goals-against average. Colorado — F Shyra James, So., three goals; M Allie Palangi, Jr., one goal, two assists; M Rachel Rosen, So., two assists; D Hannah Sharts, Sr., one goal, one assist; G Dani Hansen, Jr., .750 save percentage, 1.04 goals-against average.
NOTES: This is the first matchup between the Buffs and Cal State Fullerton…CU is coming off a 2-0 win on Sunday against Stony Brook, netting goals from Sharts and James…James has scored eight goals in 22 career games. In other years that game total might count as a full freshman year, and in that scenario James’ eight goals would be tied for the fourth-most by a freshman in CU history. The two former Buffs with eight goals as freshmen are Brie Hooks, who played 19 games as a freshman in 2013, and Marty Puketapu, who played 20 games as a freshman in 2017. Due to the 2020-21 pandemic year, James’ true freshman season earlier this year was limited to 17 games…Four of Fullerton’s five losses have been one-goal decisions. The exception was a 3-0 loss at home against UCLA, currently ranked fourth in the nation…Following the match the Buffs play their next three games on the road, beginning Sunday at Purdue (noon MT).