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Match thread- Soccer ends regular season at Utah (Thursday, 11/7, 7:00 PM MT)

AztecBuff

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Hope the team finishes off the season STRONG with a win against a tough Utah team to help insure an NCAA tournament bid!!!
(Assume it's due to the "TV gods", but interesting to me they've scheduled a night match in Utah in November. Thankfully, a weather forecast I found makes it look like the weather won't be too bad, with a predicted temperature of 48 degrees and clear skies for the opening kick.)

Match preview - Can't see anything released yet on cubuffs.com as I write this. Will add later.

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Match Notes - Link will be added if/ when notes become available.

Match Media links -

Live video -
Match is being shown live on the Pac 12 Mountain channel. For those whose Cable/ Satellite/ Cord Cutting subscription includes access to that Pac 12 channel, assume the match can also be streamed through a link at https://pac-12.com/womens-soccer/event/2019/11/07/colorado-utah .

Live stats - https://admin.utahutes.com/sidearmstats/wsoc/summary
 
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AztecBuff

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Official preview article was released a few hours ago-

Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2019/11/6/soccer-buffs-close-regular-season-at-utah.aspx

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SALT LAKE CITY – Head coach Danny Sanchez and the Colorado soccer team has one final road-test ahead of them before a hopeful NCAA Tournament bid. The Buffaloes head across the Rocky Mountains to take on Pac-12 rival Utah.

Colorado (11-6-2, 3-5-2) has become accustomed to closing the season with the Utes. The two teams have played the regular-season finale every year since joining the Pac-12 in 2011. The Buffs boast an 8-5-2 all-time record against Utah (. But it was the Utes who earned the 1-0 win last year in Boulder, a verdict that contributed to keeping Colorado on the outside of the NCAA Tournament.

A feeling that has not been forgotten.

"I think everybody who was on the team last year still has a little bit of that sour taste in their mouth," senior goalkeeper Jalen Tompkins explained. "Especially, the senior class. I think we all just want to go out [with a tournament bid] – I know everybody wants it for the seniors which is awesome. It means a lot to me personally. We just want to go out and get that little bit of revenge and try to guarantee postseason play. That's been a goal of mine. It's been the goal of the whole team. We're just trying to go out there and work hard, play for each other and end on a positive note."

Colorado is on the tail end of a three-game road trip. Colorado had a pair of matches last week on the road against top RPI teams. CU picked up a 1-0 win thanks to Hannah Sharts' first career goal at No. 21 Washington to start last week. Colorado came up short at Washington State to close the week.

"We got the result against Washington which was great," Tompkins continued. "Washington State didn't go as well [for us]. But we have everything to play for against Utah and the coaches are keeping us positive. I think we're all just trying to take the positives from last week and go get the win and hopefully host."

CU starts the final week of the regular season with an RPI of 31. The Buffs have played against eight top-55 RPI teams, including Stanford (1), Florida State (3), Southern California (7) and UCLA (8). The Buffs got a boost last week against Washington who had an RPI of 10 before the match.

The Buffs are primed and focused for Thursday, not wanting to relive last year's snub.

"It's always a little more fun to go out and play when you have a little bit more to play for," Tompkins added. "It just brings us up an extra level. I think we're going to go out and give it our all and hopefully get that result."

Thursday's match will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks. Krista Blunk will have the call at 7 p.m. MT.
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AztecBuff

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0-1 is the final.

Hopefully the RPI won't fall too much and they'll be in, but they haven't made it easy for themselves.
 

Bmixer

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There inability to scorer all hurt them this year. I hope they get in the tourney but I am not holding out hope.
 
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