Soccer Wraps Up Spring With 3-2 Win Over Metro State
BOULDER-The University of Colorado women's soccer team ended their spring season with a 3-2 win against Metro State College at Prentup Field Friday afternoon.
CU went 3-1-1 during spring competition. During their trip to California at the beginning of March, the Buffs fell to Cal-Berkley 2-0 and tied St. Mary's 0-0. After today's win, Colorado won its last three games. They beat the University of Northern Colorado 2-1 and dominated Regis University 5-1.
"Its really great that we get the opportunity to play these games because it shows players' strengths and weaknesses as we move forward as a program and as they move forward as players," head coach Bill Hempen said.
This was the first time CU had the opportunity to play on its home turf at Prentup Field, and it was also the first game freshmen Annie Brunner saw action as goalie.
The first goal of the game was in the 37th minute of play when the ball ricocheted off a Metro State defender and sophomore Lexi Rakestraw got control and booted it in the top right side of the goal.
Rakestraw scored the second goal of the game with 2:10 left in the first period. Kelci Newlin kicked it deep to Amy Steiner in the right corner of the field. Steiner kicked it to Erin Bricker in the center of the field, and Bricker kicked it across the goal box where Rakestraw slid and kicked the ball past the goalie.
"After coming from playing at the club level, it takes a lot of hard work and determination to play at this level," Rakestraw said. "I want to continue to improve and get stronger"
The Buffs were up 2-0 at the half.
The Roadrunners quickly got on the board only 10 minutes into the second half when Gabby Klipp performed a corner kick to Madison McQuilliams who kicked it past Brunner in the goal.
The tempo of the game sped up as Metro State recorded their second goal only four minutes after its first. Aubrey Fordy went in for an easy goal when the Burnner came out of the goal to try and block the kick and fell. Courtney Ryan assisted the goal.
With 18:22 left in the game, the Buffs retaliated with their third goal of the game. Kassidy Fitzpatrick kicked it to Bricker who worked the defense near the goal and kicked it past the Metro State defenders into the right corner of the goal.
The Roadrunners put up a fight against the Buffs, but CU outshot them 10-6 throughout the game.
The Buffs will start their 2010 season with an exhibition game against the Air Force Academy on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. at Prentup Field.