Buffs Defeat Colorado College 1-0
BOULDER-The University of Colorado women's soccer team beat Colorado College 1-0 Thursday night in its only home spring contest at the CU practice bubble.
Shaye Marshall scored her second goal this spring giving the Buffaloes (2-1-1) their second win in spring competition. Marshall connected with the ball after it ricocheted off the crossbar. She sent it sailing into the upper left 90 of the goal to secure the lone goal of the game.
Colorado head coach Bill Hempen has always stressed to his players that they need to be able to "play any place anytime." Tonight served as a prime example of why he focuses on this.
The Buffaloes had only one sub entering this game leaving the margin for error, or injury for that matter very slim.
That margin grew even slimmer as freshman Alex Dohm was tripped on the left sideline forcing her to exit the match due to a leg injury.
Hempen did some rearranging and some players took it as an opportunity to step into a new role.
"I really like the way Caroline [Danneberg] played as our center back," Hempen said. "I don't think I've ever played Caroline as a center back, and she did pretty darn well."
Amy Steiner also moved from outside back to midfield, and Hannah Perry, listed on the roster at goalkeeper, saw minutes as a field player.
"Everything is an evaluation in the spring," Hempen said. "My intention was to kind of mix it up a little bit, but I didn't know it was going to be that big of a deal for us tonight. We're just kind of seeing how we play the best and who we play the best with on the field."
The Buffs continue spring action at the University of Wyoming on Sunday, March 6, where they will take on the University of Northern Colorado at 11 a.m. They will also play Colorado School of Mines (1 p.m.) and the University of Denver (2 p.m.) in Laramie, Wyo.
Colorado's game against UNC in Greeley, Colo. on March 9 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for March 30 at 6 p.m.