Game thread- #17/18 lacrosse opens up their 2019 season hosting #6/7 Florida (Saturday, 2/9, Noon)

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  1. AztecBuff

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    It's Lax season!!!!!

    Hope the team gets great support, starting this Saturday, as the Buffs open up against, at least based on current ranking, the toughest (lacrosse) opponent ever to visit Boulder in the #6/7 Gators.

    Go get'um Buffs!!!

    Preview -


    Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2019/2/5/buffs-host-no-6-florida-in-season-opener.aspx

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    By: Linda Sprouse, Associate SID
    Release: February 06, 2019


    BOULDER — The University of Colorado lacrosse team will start the 2019 season off with a bang, hosting the sixth-ranked Florida Gators on Saturday, February 9, at 12 p.m. at Kittredge Field.

    The Buffaloes are currently ranked 17th in the IWLCA Poll and will look to avenge a pair of losses to the Gators from the 2018 season. CU faced UF twice in Gainesville, the second game of the season and in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and both times left with a loss. This will be the first time the two teams will face off in Boulder.

    Colorado finished the 2018 season with a 14-6 mark and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, while Florida was 17-4 in 2018, and made the NCAA Quarterfinals. There the Gators fell to James Madison, 11-8. JMU went on to win the national championship.

    The Buffs return eight of their 12 starters, which includes the 2018 IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Year, Julia Lisella. Miranda Stinson also returns for the Buffs and was CU's second leading score during the 2018 season. Both were named IL Preseason All-Americans.

    UF also returns several starters including its goalkeeper, Haley Hicklen, and its leading scorer, Lindsey Ronbeck.

    HOW TO WATCH: The game will be streamed on CUBuffs.com for free and live stats will also be available for free.

    UP NEXT: The Buffs will head out on the road to take on its second straight top-15 opponent in Virginia Tech. CU will face the Hokies on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. in Blacksburg, Va. The two teams have only met once; that meeting happened on March 4, 2018, in Boulder. CU won the contest 18-3.

    HOME GAME INFORMATION: All of Colorado's home games will be played at Kittredge Field and admission is free, as is parking in Lot 416. Overflow parking is available in the RG lot on the north side of the CU Events Center.
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    Game notes - https://cubuffs.com/documents/2019/2/5//2019_Lacrosse_Notes_2_6.pdf

    Live stats - https://cubuffs.com/sidearmstats/wlax/summary

    Live video
    - The above quoted article does note a free live stream being available, but there is no link in the schedule as I write this. However, I'd guess it will be available at either https://pac-12.com/live/cubuffs and/ or https://pac-12.com/live/cubuffs-2 .
     
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    Colorado takes a timeout already down 0-5 with around 20:00 to go in the 1st half.

    Buffs only have one shot and one draw control so far, while I believe the gators already have forced 3-4 turnovers.
     
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    Buffs get on the board- down 1-7 with around 16:30 left.
     
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    florida takes a timeout with the Buffs down 2-7 and around 9:30 left in the 1st half.
     
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    After a rough start (not a shock against a #6 team), Buffs looked a lot better the 2nd half of the 1st half, and they go to halftime down 4-8.

     
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    Not a terrible half. Florida killed them last year in the 2nd game of the season and with the people gone who are graduating this is not surprising. Played well after being down 7-1. Have to figure somebody to take draws. CU is getting killed on draws
     
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    9-16 is the final. Respectable showing, especially after the tough start that led to a quick 0-7 gator lead.

     
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    not bad. need to work on draws and ball control and defense. Some bright spots for me were Rudy with two goals and I thought when they went to Phillips and Burnside on the draws they were more competitive. I think this team will be pretty good in the pac 12 and beyond. Lots of people who had not been relied upon had to play against a really good team and their goal tender was good today. The point in the second half where they scored and on the play Cu went a woman down and Florida scored again to make it a 6 goal game and the bad start was the big points in the game to me
     
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