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CU Buffs women’s soccer preview: Cal Bears

Buffs open Pac-12 play in Berkeley

CU Buffs women’s soccer at Cal Golden Bears

KICKOFF: Saturday, 2 p.m. MT, Edwards Stadium, Berkeley, Calif.

BROADCAST: TV/Stream — Pac-12 Insider.

RECORDS: Colorado 5-3; Cal 4-1-2.

KEY PLAYERS: Colorado — M Shanade Hopcroft, Sr., two goals, four assists; F Shyra James, So., three goals, one assist; M Rachel Rosen, So., two goals, three assists; M Allie Palangi, Jr., two goals, two assists; D Hannah Sharts, Sr., one goal, two assists; G Dani Hansen, Jr., .692 save percentage, 1.22 goals-against average. Cal — F Karlie Lema, Fr., three goals; F Ari Manrique, Fr., one goal, one assist; G Angelina Anderson, Jr., .833 save percentage, 0.31 goals-against average.

NOTES: This is the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams…CU’s last visit to Cal in the delayed 2020 season earlier this year resulted in a 2-1 Buffs win against a 10th-ranked Bears squad. Sharts and Hopcroft recorded the goals for CU…The Buffs are 4-1-1 in their past six matches against Cal and have posted wins during their past three trips to Berkeley…CU is coming off a 3-1 win at Denver highlighted by a goal and two assists from Hopcroft…This match completes a run of three consecutive road games for the Buffs, who host their first Pac-12 game on Thursday against Washington.