BOULDER – The University of Colorado soccer team wrapped up its spring season on April 20, remaining undefeated through all eight games.
The Buffaloes blanked seven opponents, including four new opponents, and tied an in-state rival to earn a 7-0-1 record. Colorado scored 18 goals, while allowing just one, behind soon-to-be senior Anne Stuller’s seven goals and six assists.
“We are very pleased with how the spring season went,” CU head coach Danny Sanchez said. “We stayed healthy and made some nice strides on the field. There is a lot of work to be done this summer, but we are excited for the 2013 season. August 7 can’t come quick enough”
The Buffs began play at Prentup Field against Colorado Cup rivals Denver and Colorado College. After falling 4-1 last season to the Pioneers in the DU Invitational, the Buffs redeemed themselves with a 2-0 victory. The Buffs and CC Tigers have a knack for tying things up, concluding their match in a 1-1 draw. The teams ended in a 0-0 tie last season in the determining game of the Colorado Cup.
Next, the Buffs headed to Denver for the Regis University Tournament. In their first-ever match-up against Division II team Colorado School of Mines, CU came out victorious, winning 4-0. Later that day, the Buffs blanked another in-state foe, defeating the Air Force Academy 2-0.
Colorado continued its winning ways against three new teams at the Colorado Mesa University Tournament in Grand Junction, Colo. The Buffs opened against two Division II schools. They swiftly took down Fort Lewis College 2-0 and Colorado Mesa University 3-0. CU overpowered Southern Utah (Division I) 1-0 in the final game of the tournament.
The Buffs concluded spring play in Boulder against Northern Colorado. CU continued its streak of shutouts, blanking the Bears 3-0.
Eight players scored for the Buffs in spring play, with three more contributing assists. Anne Stuller led the group with 20 points. Soon-to-be sophomore Olivia Pappalardo followed with three goals and two assists. Santa Clara transfer Brooke Rice made a strong first impression, contributing two goals and one assist.
Soon-to-be sophomores Madison Krauser and Heather Ward each added a goal and an assist of their own. Lizzy Herzl, Nikola Machalek and Storie Ledger rounded out the group with a goal apiece. Darcy Jerman, Emily Paxton and Hayley Hughes worked the midfield, each contributing four, two and one assist, respectively.