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Spring Soccer Update

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by MarkW, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member

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    According the linked article, the Buffs are undefeated in their spring games (8-0) with one match left v Nebraska on Saturday morning at Prentup.

    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210022650

    It seems that sophomore-to-be Brittney Stark has scored a number of key goals recently. She's from Broomfield.

    My guess for next fall is the Buffs could have a pretty good attack. The question will be how well they rebuild their defense.
     
  2. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    The best defense is a great offense.
     
  3. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    I think that we'll be very good next season and probably anything less than a sweet 16 appearance would be somewhat dissapointing.
     
  4. Idot Buff

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    Looking forward to it....start recruiting the metroplex....top notch girls soccer.
     
  5. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member

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    That's a tall order, but perhaps attainable. CU will be hard pressed to match its third place finish in the Pac 12 as they will have six road games with only five at home.

    As I've stated earlier the key in my book will be rebuilding the back four. If Sanchez & Co. can find four solid starting defenders and a couple of backups they should be pretty good. I feel like the parts on the attacking end are more apparent with players like Brie Hooks, Maddie Krauser, Olivia Pappalardo, Brittney Stark, etc., combined with newcomers like Danica Evans, Stephanie Zuniga and Sarah Kinzner.

    CU should be very, very good in goal this fall with Kate Scheele and Scout Watson.
     
  6. AztecBuff

    AztecBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Looks like the Buffs ended up the spring season with another win (over the Fuskers). Twitter highlights-

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    If Ms. Stark can continue to improve the Buffs should have a potent offense led by Ms. Hooks and company. And, per this article (http://www.buffzone.com/ci_27930402/cu-soccer-goalkeeper-battle-yields-net-gains-buffs), sounds like goaltending may be THE strength (and at minimum should have great depth) of the team. So, as noted above, if the defense can reload, the Buffs could be very dangerous next year.
     
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  7. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member

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    Apparently CU was completely out played in the midfield, but managed to use their speed to spring Brittney free a couple of times. NU was very physical in the center of the pitch and was able to control much of the play putting CU's defense under constant pressure.
     
  8. AztecBuff

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    cubuffs.com has now published its article summarizing the spring season- http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210038938 .

    A couple paragraphs about the spring period from that article-

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    The Buffs finished with a perfect 9-0 record this spring and Stark led the team in scoring, notching seven goals. Hooks was second on the squad in scoring with three and she also had two assists. Forward Madi Krauser, who begins her senior year this fall had a team-high four assists over the nine-match scheduled. Colorado only allowed two goals, earning six shut outs as the Buffs outscored their opponents by a combined 13-2.

    Including last year’s spring schedule, CU has posted a combined 15-0-2 record in 17 matches. The Buffs now look forward to welcoming their seven incoming freshman to the team this summer as they begin training for the start of the regular season in August.

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  9. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member

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    Another Buff is camping with a U-20 national team. This time it's Jos Orejel who will be in the Mexican team camp who has games scheduled against college teams in the Midwest. I also would think incoming freshman Sarah Kinzner will be involved in any U-20 Canadian activities as she seems to have made it to that level.

    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3937&SPID=259&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210035162

    I don't think CU's ever had this many players making it to national team camps at the same time.
     

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