Buffs Dominate Rangers, 5-1
BOULDER-Sophomore Erin Bricker's two goals helped the University of Colorado women's soccer team to a 5-1 win over Regis University Wednesday night at the CU Indoor Practice Bubble.
Despite being held scoreless for the first 45-minutes of play, Colorado dominated the field throughout the game with 19 shots while Regis only attempted four.
The Rangers found the back of the net for the one and only time early in the game with a goal by sophomore Jordan Miller assisted by freshmen Chelsea Bokan. The score remained 1-0 for the duration of the first half.
After the first half drought for the Buffaloes, head coach Bill Hempen told the team during his halftime speech to "just be more dangerous."
"We told them that we had the ball 80-percent of the time, but we didn't seem very dangerous," said Hempen. "Our front runners really need to take responsibility and attack."
Bricker gave CU the jump start it needed by scoring the team's first two goals. Her first came after Caroline Danneberg sent a pass in that deflected off the Regis goalkeeper's hands. Bricker was in perfect position to chip the rebound in for the tying score.
Bricker's other goal resulted from a penalty kick after a pass by Kate Russell allowed her to speed past the Regis defense. She was fouled from behind in the goalkeeper box and netted the ensuing penalty kick.
"I'm trying to take people on more," said Bricker. "They told me at halftime to be more offensive minded and attack more."
"Erin [Bricker] will be one of our go-to girls for the fall but we are hoping to see multiple girls scoring for us," said Hempen.
Following Bricker's two goals, the offense opened up with Danneberg, Kelly Ross and Lexi Rakestraw contributing one goal each.
Shaye Marshall assisted Danneberg's goal at midfield. Natalie Sramek and Russell created an opportunity for Ross to score, and shortly after, Rakestraw scored the final goal of the night with an assist by Lauren Shaner.
Colorado will finish the spring season at home when they take on Metro State Friday at 3 p.m., tentatively scheduled to be played at the Indoor Practice Bubble.