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CUBuffs.com: Buffs Open Season 2-0 With Victory Over CSU At Home (Soccer)

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    BOULDER - Freshman Taylor Kornieck scored less than seven minutes in and Danica Evans scored another goal in the second half to propel Colorado to a 2-1 win over Colorado State on Sunday at Prentup Field in the second round of the Colorado Cup.

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    BOULDER - Freshman Taylor Kornieckscored less than seven minutes in andDanica Evans scored another goal in the second half to propel Colorado to a 2-1 win over Colorado State on Sunday at Prentup Field in the second round of the Colorado Cup.

    The Buffaloes improved to 2-0 on the season for the sixth time in the 21st season of CU soccer. However, it's the third time in head coach Danny Sanchez's fifth year the team has opened with two victories.
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    UP NEXT: CU will hit the road to renew two old Big 12 rivalries next weekend. The Buffs will play at Kansas on Friday and Missouri on Sunday. Both matches will begin at 6 p.m. MT.

    NOTES: Kornieck's goal was the first of her career … Zuniga now has two assists in two games in just 45 minutes of action on the field … only twice last season did CU hold an opponent to five or fewer shots, but the team has now done it in the first two games of the season … Colorado's 29 shot attempts were the most since attempting 30 in a 4-1 win over Tennessee-Martin in 2013 … it is the fourth consecutive season a freshman has scored in the home opener as Kornieck joins Greening (2015), Brittney Stark (2014) and Brie Hooks (2013) … the goal CU allowed in the first half was the first goal allowed in a home opener in 754 minutes and 19 seconds (the last goal allowed in a home opener was in 2008 against Florida).
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    Box score- http://www.cubuffs.com/boxscore.aspx?id=8991&path=wsoc
     
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    Huge, record setting crowd which led to a long line to enter. Lot's of CU students which isn't always the case. Hopefully this won't be the last time they show up en masse.

    Due to the line we missed the opening goal, scored by CU freshman Taylor Kornieck. The highlights show that she has decent pace and is able to finish in calm cool fashion.

    From the time I arrived until the end of the match CU was clearly the better team, both in terms of skill/talent as well as the ability to create scoring chances. Yes, CU won the match by a single goal, but it was one of those matches that was very close to being a four or five goal victory. Why, because CU freshman Camilla Shymka was about four inches away from a hat trick. Ironically, she didn't score on the day, but boy did she wreak havoc on CSU's defense. The moment she came on as a sub in the first half CU's attack picked up steam. Yes, they were sitting on a goal at that time, but the looked a bit anemic until her entrance. She is the one Buff who had the combination of of technical/tactical ability and pace to repeatedly break down CSU's defense. She had had two shots denied by reaction saves and one by a clearance by a defender after having rounded CSU's keeper.

    My son, who's 11 stated that CSU's keepers - Sydney Hall & Paige Brandt - were the MOTM (man of the match) as they made 10 saves. Without there heroics the scoreline would have been very different.

    A bit of tactical surprise to me was that Kornieck played much higher up the pitch than I anticipated. Rather than having the role of screening the back line she was more of an attacking role in the midfield. Of course this made it likely that she scored :). She won a lot of balls in the air and was clearly an important presence.

    CSU only had two good chances, and both were the result of poor clearances by the Buffs. In the first half when they scored the tying goal it was a result of a poorly cleared ball following a corner kick. In the second half JJ Tompkins made a diving save after a sloppy clearance put a CSU player in position to get a clear shot. Other than that CSU really didn't worry the Buffs.

    The winning goal was the result of a steal by Stephanie Zuniga who then played it square to Danica Evans who spun her defender to put it away.
     
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