Injury Prone Colorado Goes 0-2-1 Sunday
LARAMIE, Wyo.-The University of Colorado women's soccer team went 0-2-1 in spring competition as injuries forced the team to struggle on the offensive end of the field in a three-game series at the University of Wyoming Sunday.
The Buffaloes opened the day with a 1-1 tie against the University of Northern Colorado before a scoring drought set in giving Colorado losses to Colorado School of Mines (2-0) and the University of Denver (1-0). Colorado owns an overall 2-3-1 record in spring competition.
CU entered the weekend short three players. Maggi Steury and Kassidy Fitzpatrick continue to sit out, and Alex Dohm joined them after suffering a knee injury Thursday in the Buffs' 1-0 win over Colorado College.
The Buffaloes encountered more injuries on Sunday with Lizzy Herzl and Hayley Hughes sitting out the third match forcing Colorado to play with two goalkeepers on the field against DU.
Kate Russell scored CU's only goal of the day in the 1-1 tie with UNC as Erin Bricker contributed the assist.
"Our goal scoring struggles continue," head coach Bill Hempen said. "We do so many things right except the most important part, which is putting the ball in the goal. It is like that massive jigsaw puzzle and you seem to have lost the last piece. So although the picture is 99% complete, but you can never say it is complete because you lack that one piece. It is hard on our team and hard on the coaches. That is why we recruit, and that is why we have practice. The combination of those should lead to us completing that puzzle."
The Buffs look to improve their record on March 30 with another match against UNC. The game is set to start at 6 p.m. in Greeley, Colo.