CU Buffs women’s lacrosse at Stanford Cardinal
GAME TIME: Friday, 5 p.m. MT, Cagan Stadium, Stanford, Calif.
RECORDS: Colorado 7-6, 5-2 Pac-12 Conference; Stanford 7-7,5-2.
KEY PLAYERS: Colorado — A Charlie Rudy, Gr. (51 goals, 10 assists); A Sam McGee, Gr. (42 goals, three assists); M Ashley Stokes, Jr. (22 goals, 17 assists); A Morgan Pence, Jr. (15 goals, 17 assists); GK Danielle Heintz, Jr. (.432 save percentage, 9.95 goals against average). Stanford — A Ashley Humphrey, R-So. (26 goals, 34 assists); M Annabel Frist, So. (44 goals, 10 assists); A Sara Jaques, R-So. (29 goals, 17 assists); A Jay Brown, Sr. (20 goals, 19 assists); M Ailish Kelly, Jr. (23 goals, five assists); GK Kara Rahaim, Sr. (.434 save percentage, 12.88 goals-against average).
NOTES: A win by CU would give the Buffs their first two-game regular season sweep of the Cardinal since 2018 and put the Buffs in control of their own destiny for a top-two finish in the Pac-12, which comes with a bye for the first round of the league tournament. … CU posted a 17-15 home win against then-No. 21 Stanford on March 17 behind five goals from McGee. … Rudy, the reigning Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, has moved into second all-time at CU with 179 career goals. With a minimum of four games remaining, Rudy will be pressed to reach Darby Kiernan’s team record of 210 goals unless the Buffs can advance in the Pac-12 tournament. … The Buffs are ranked No. 53 in this week’s RPI. Stanford is No. 33. … CU has won three of its past four road games, but the Buffs are just 2-5 all-time at Stanford. … This will be Stanford’s first home game since April 2. … CU completes its final road trip of the regular season on Sunday at California. The Buffs will return to Berkeley in two weeks for the Pac-12 tournament.