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    [h=3]CU Olympic Sports[/h]–
    Note … With CU doing so well in the “Olympic” (i.e., non-revenue) sports, it seemed appropriate that they get their own heading here at CU at the Game. With the CU women’s volleyball team ranked (and fresh off of an upset of previously undefeated Washington), the CU cross country teams having just swept the Rocky Mountain regionals (with the NCAA national meet next weekend), and the CU women’s soccer team hosting an NCAA tournament game this weekend … there’s no time like the present to get started. Look for continuing coverage and updates for*the CU Olympic Sports under this heading in days to come …

    November 14th
    Buffs sweep cross country regionals; NCAA meet next weekend
    The Colorado men’s and women’s cross country teams swept the NCAA Mountain Region championships meet, held in Albuquerque on Friday.
    The Buffs earned the two*automatic berths to the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 22, in Terre Haute, Ind. There are nine regional championship sites, automatically qualifying 18 teams for nationals. Another 13 teams will be selected for at-large bids on Saturday by the NCAA selection committee.
    The men have now won this meet 16 of the last 23 times it has been conducted. In total, they have 20 regional titles, while the women have won 12 region titles. The men are ranked first in the region, while the women are second. Behind the CU men are No. 2 Northern Arizona and No. 13 New Mexico. There are three other ranked teams in the region: BYU is 15th, Air Force 29th and Southern Utah, 30th.
    On the women’s side, the best competition*was from No. 9 New Mexico. The Buffs and Lobos are the only two ranked women’s teams in the Mountain region.

    The men traveled to Albuquerque*fresh off a victory at the Pac-12 Championship two weeks ago, where they won their fourth straight league title. The men scored 30 points to defeat No. 2 Oregon (57) and No. 9 Stanford (80). The Buffs ran in a tight pack, finishing 4-5-6-7-8 and all five were only separated by 12 seconds. Blake Theroux was the top finisher (fourth), coming in at 23:42, Connor Winter crossed second for the Buffs (fifth) in 23:44 and Ammar Moussa was the third CU harrier (sixth) in 23:49. Pierce Murphy clocked a time of 23:53 (seventh overall) and Ben Saarel was the final scorer for the Buffs, finishing eighth in 23:54.
    The women placed third at the conference meet with 82 points. No. 2 Oregon won with a total score of 54 and No. 10 Stanford took second with 74 points. Erin Clark led the Buffs with a fourth-place finish (20:19). Maddie Alm was a few spots behind, finishing seventh (20:28). Annie Kelly was 19th (20:43) and Jenny DeSouchet took 26th (20:52). CU’s final scorer was Kaitlyn Benner (20:59).

    CU women’s soccer hosting BYU Saturday in first round of NCAA tournament
    From cubuffs.com … The University of Colorado women’s soccer team opens the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Prentup Field against No. 15 BYU on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. MT.
    The match will be televised on Pac-12 Networks. Ann Schatz has the call alongside Kyndra de St. Aubin as color analyst. Live stats will be available by visiting CUBuffs.com.
    After a program best, third place finish in the Pac-12 Conference, Colorado earned a trip to the tournament for a second consecutive year and an opportunity to host for the first time since 2007. The Buffaloes finished their regular season schedule with a 13-6-1 overall record and 6-4-1 in conference play.
    BYU arrives in Boulder after winning its third straight West Coast Conference title with a 13-4-3 mark. Saturday’s match will be the third postseason meeting between the two teams. The Buffs also faced BYU last season in the tournament, defeating the Cougars 2-1 in the second round to advance to the Sweet 16.
    Fans who would like to attend the match can purchase tickets online at CUBuffs.com, by calling 303-49-BUFFS or at the gate on Saturday. Adult tickets are $7, students, seniors (55+) and children (12 and under) are $3 and tickets for children under 5 years old are $1.
    QUICKLY: After a program best, third place finish in the Pac-12 Conference, the University of Colorado women’s soccer team earned a trip to the 2014 NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season. Colorado posted a 13-6-1 overall record and was 6-4-1 against Pac-12 opponents.

    No.. 22 CU volleyball takes down No. 2 Washington, 3-2
    Last season, Colorado’s women’s volleyball team*took down No. 1 Washington.
    This year, the Buffs took down No. 2 Washington, winning Thursday night, 3-2.
    The Washington Huskies women’s volleyball team came to Boulder as a national power. Not only were the Huskies undefeated, but they had been*dominant. It had been almost a month since Washington had even lost a set, taking down six straight opponents 3-0.
    Colorado, though, won the first two sets over Washington, 27-25 and 26-24. The Huskies rallied, though, taking the third set, 25-17. In the fourth set, the Buffs had a good chance to take the Huskies, holding a 23-20 lead late. Two points away from an upset, the Buffs were not able to close the deal, with Washington taking the next five points to close out the fourth set, 25-23.
    The Buffs could have folded under the pressure of losing two tough sets to the nation’s No. 2 teams, but instead they rose to the occasion. Colorado took the lead in the fifth set and didn’t let go, taking down No. 2 Washington with a 15-11 fifth set.
    “I’m very proud of this group, players and coaches alike,” head coach Liz Kritza said. “To come back and put forth a performance and just really grind out a win was great.”
    This is the second time the University of Colorado volleyball team has beaten a No. 2 ranked opponent; the last time was in 2008 when CU beat Nebraska, also at the Coors Events Center. The victory is the fifth ranked win of the season for CU, tying the most in a single season. The other two seasons CU had five wins were 1996 and 1993. Both of those years, as well as this year, CU won two of those matches at home and three on the road.
    “It’s a great feeling [to be the first team to beat Washington],” senior Taylor Simpson said. “This morning when I woke up, I had a good feeling going into tonight. My team was there the whole time, everybody was there to back each other up and we came out with a win.”
    The Buffs improve to 16-11 (8-7 Pac-12) with the win, while the Huskies are now 25-1 (14-1 Pac-12).
    Congratulations, Buffs!

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