CU Buffs women’s soccer preview: Purdue

Buffs seek first-ever win against Boilermakers

BOULDER, CO- Aug. 19, 2021: University ...
University of Colorado Boulder’s University of Colorado Boulder’s Shanade Hopcroft kicks past several defenders to score during the game with CSU in Boulder on August 19, 2021. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

CU Buffs women’s soccer at Purdue

KICKOFF: Sunday, 11 a.m. MT, Folk Field, West Lafayette, Ind.

BROADCAST: TV/Stream — Big Ten Plus.

RECORDS: Colorado 4-2; Purdue 4-1-2.

KEY PLAYERS: Colorado — F Shyra James, So., three goals, one assist; M Allie Palangi, Jr., two goals, two assists; M Rachel Rosen, So., one goal, three assists; M Shanade Hopcroft, Sr., one goal, two assists; D Hannah Sharts, Sr., one goal, two assists; G Dani Hansen, Jr., .778 save percentage, 0.87 goals-against average. Purdue — F Sarah Griffith, R-Sr., five goals; M/F Sydney Duarte, Sr., two goals; G Marisa Bova, Sr., .865 save percentage, 0.67 goals-against average.

NOTES: This is the first of three consecutive road games for the Buffs, who lost their only true road game so far this season last week at nationally-ranked TCU…CU and Purdue have met twice, with the Boilermakers winning consecutive games in 2010 (3-1 in Boulder) and 2011 (1-0 at Purdue)…Purdue is coming off consecutive wins against Saint Louis and Kansas State. The Boilermakers’ only loss was a 1-0 decision at Notre Dame…In the shortened 2020 season played earlier this year, the Buffs received points from 12 different players in 17 games. Through six games so far this season, 13 different DU players have recorded points…This is just the second game ever for CU in the state of Indiana — the 2011 game at Purdue and a 2006 loss in the NCAA Tournament at Notre Dame…The Buffs will have a week off before visiting the University of Denver on Sept. 19.