"We're presently 2-2 and this young squads character is being built," said CU head coach Nicole Kenneally. "Our two wins have been come-from-behind victories, since we were not able to secure the doubles point in either match. This is showing the gutsiness of this young group."
The Buffaloes (2-2) have split the opening month of play winning once at home (Air Force) and once on the road (Houston). Colorado State is 1-1 with a win against Arkansas State.
This is the first meeting between CU-CSU since 2004 with the Buffs holding a 25-0 series lead dating back to 1975. CU has won 14 of those matched played in Boulder. Saturday's match up against the Rams will be the Buffaloes second of five matches against a school from the Centennial State this spring season.
Sophomores Winde Janssens, Carla Manzi Tenorio, and Kristina Schleich have all won twice during the spring season, as well as freshman Julyette Steur. For the year, Schleich and Janssens have 10 and nine wins, respectively.
CSU is led by sophomore Kaley Schultz and freshman Natalie Heffron, who are the only players on the Rams roster that remain undefeated this season. Saturday's match will mark the second time over a three-dual stretch that the Rams have faced an in-state rival; they traveled to play Denver on Jan. 28 (lost 5-2).