Bill Hempen

University of Colorado

Buffs hire Sanchez

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CU's soccer future just got a lot brighter.

On Monday, the University of Colorado lured Danny Sanchez back to the Front Range to take over an underachieving Buffs team that stumbled badly in its first season in the Pac 12.

Sanchez, who spent the past several years turning the University of Wyoming into a winning program, has a history of winning at every level.

CU falls to Oregon

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Head coach Bill Hempen saw red on Sunday afternoon, but it still wasn't enough for the CU Buffs to see their way to a win.

Hempen, who shuffled players in an effort to avoid adding to a five-game losing winless streak, was ejected from the game in the 77th minute at Prentup Field. His departure was not enough to spark a comeback as Oregon claimed a 3-1 victory in Pac-12 play.

Stuller brace not enough

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Colorado nearly got its first Pac-12 Conference victory and nearly gave Arizona its first win of the season in an entertaining match at Prentup Field before 1,284 fans that ended in a 2-2 tie after two overtime periods.

Anne Stuller led the way for the Buffs with two goals as Colorado (3-5-2, 0-1-1 Pac-12) narrowly avoided giving the Wildcats (0-8-2, 0-2-1 Pac-12) their first victory of the season.

Buffs stay even with Auburn

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The Colorado Buffaloes winless streak stretched to five games on Friday, but CU nearly snatched a win in a 2-2 draw with No. 22 Auburn in Denver.

Amy Barczuk and Caroline Danneberg each scored goals for Colorado, at CIBER Field in the first match of the Denver Invitational on the DU campus.

CU scores but falls

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Colorado's road woes continued on Sunday, but the team finally found a way to score and provide some hope for an upcoming home match with an in-state rival.

The Buffs ended there two game scoring drought, but lost 3-2 in a tight game against No. 17 Illinois.

Colorado took advantage of two Illinois fouls late in the first 45 minutes.

Buffs fall to Boilermakers

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Colorado dropped its second straight 1-0 game, falling to Purdue in the first match of the Illini/Boilermaker Cup.

Purdue was coming off a three-game losing streak, but opened the game with a great scoring chance. The Boilermakers tested Colorado's defense early, when they put a header on goal after a corner kick, but CU's defense cleared it for a team save.

Cowgirls surprise Buffs at home

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The Wyoming Cowgirls put an end to a promising start to the season by nipping the Colorado Buffaloes 1-0 at Prentup Field in Boulder.

It was CU's first loss of the 2011 season, and the Buffs dropped to 2-1-0.

Colorado used its momentum from last week's Colorado Cup tournament victory, and came out strong against the visiting Cowgirls.

Buffs claim first Colorado Cup

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The University of Colorado piled up eight goals in two matches, notched two shutouts and claimed ownership of the inaugural Colorado Cup on Sunday.

The Buffaloes (2-0-0) handed the Northern Colorado Bears (0-2-0) a 3-0 loss on Sunday afternoon at Prentup Field in Boulder to claim the cup. The win at home came after CU shredded Colorado College 5-0 at the University of Denver's CIBER Field on Friday.

Buffs erupt in 5-0 win

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The University of Colorado got the season off to a sparkling start, scoring twice in the first 15 minutes and continuing to paste the Colorado College goal in a 5-0 opener to the Colorado Cup.

Playing at the University of Denver, the Buffaloes came out on the attack and were quickly rewarded.

Buffs fall in shootout

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The CU women's soccer season ended in dramatic fashion as Texas A&M University advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 Big 12 Conference tournament by edging the Buffaloes 5-4 in a shootout after 110 minutes of scoreless action.Â

Eighth-seeded Colorado ends its season at 8-9-3 overall while the top-seeded Aggies (15-3-2) advance to Friday's semifinals to face fourth seed Oklahoma.

Buffs readying to face Aggies

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Colorado closed its final regular season in the Big 12 Conference with a 2-1 win over Nebraska. Now the Buffs get to gear up for a Texas A&M team they stunned earlier in the year.

Colorado faces the Aggies at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas. The winner faces the Oklahoma-Texas winner on Friday with a chance to advance to the conference tournament finals.

Cowgirls win wild one

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The Buffs rallied on Thursday but came up short in yet another grueling Big 12 showdown, this time falling to OSU 3-2.

The Buffaloes (6-8-1) fall to 2-4-1 in conference play as the Cowgirls (13-1-1) stayed undefeated in the Big 12 with a 6-0 mark.

"(We) played pretty good, but again you can't play pretty good for a little bit of time," head coach Bill Hampen said.

Russell bomb leads to win

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The Buffaloes ended their scoring drought and picked up a home win and a conference victory on a cool, wet Sunday in Boulder.

The Buffaloes (6-7-1) ended a 425-minute scoring drought, picking up a 3-1 win to make their record 2-3-1 in the Big 12 Conference. Iowa State (6-7-2) suffered its second league loss of the weekend after losing to Nebraska on Friday, dropping to 1-4 Â in conference play.

Buffs fade, fall to Tigers

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A promising start to the Big 12 season continued to dissolve on Friday night, as CU dropped it's third straight conference match.

This time, it was the University of Missouri spoiling the atmosphere at Prentup Field, generating just enough offense to tip the Buffaloes 1-0.

Mizzou netted the game's only goal to take a 1-0 lead off a corner kick in the 64th minute.

Buffs, UT battle to draw

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CU women's soccer team fought to a 0-0 draw against the University of Texas in double-overtime in its Big 12 Conference home opener Sunday afternoon at Prentup Field.

Ninety minutes wasn't enough for Colorado (5-4-1, 1-0-1 Big 12) and Texas (6-2-2, 0-1-1 Big 12) for the third straight match up, the previous two resulting in Texas wins in double-overtime.

Buffs beat No. 6 Aggies in OT

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Lightning struck early and the Buffs struck late upending No. 6 Texas A&M.

Freshman Lizzy Herzl scored her second golden goal in as many games to propel CU to a 2-1 overtime win late Friday night at the Aggie Soccer Stadium.

Lightning in the area delayed the game's start by nearly two hours.

Buffs honored after win

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 An upset victory over the weekend was only the start for the CU Buffs.

Freshman Lizzy Herzl was named Big 12 Conference Co-Newcomer of the Week and freshman Alex Dohm was named to the Primetime Performer of the Week team following their efforts in the 1-0 double-overtime win over No.

Buffs beat UCLA 1-0

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While their gridiron brethren got splattered by a future Pac-10 Conference mate, the CU women's soccer team upset No. 10-ranked UCLA 1-0 on Sunday.

Lizzy Herzl scored a double-overtime goal to give the Buffs the win in the Omni Hotels Colorado Soccer Classic Sunday afternoon at Prentup Field.

DU wins Invitational over Drake

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Sophomore forward Kalie Vaughn scored two goals and added an assist to help lead the University of Denver women's soccer team to a 4-1 victory over Drake at CIBER Field on Monday afternoon, as well as the 2010 Denver Invitational title.
"We beat our rivals in CU on Saturday, so we weren't sure how the team would react today, considering how young we are," head coach Jeff Hooker said.

CU opens up, beats Wyoming

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The University of Colorado soccer team shut out the University of Wyoming 2-0 in the regular season home opener Sunday afternoon at Prentup Field.

Colorado (1-0) took control of the game early. Senior Kym Lowry scored the first goal for the Buffaloes with an assist from Caroline Danneberg who outran the defense down the left sideline.

CU slips by Falcons in tuneup

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The University of Colorado women's soccer team beat the Air Force Academy 2-1 in a home exhibition match Sunday at Prentup Field, kicking off the 2010-11 athletics season for the Buffaloes.

Head coach Bill Hempen not only experimented during Sunday's matchup by starting four freshmen, but he was constantly rotating everyone throughout the game.

Buffs face Texas in Big 12 tourney

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The University of Colorado soccer team will be the No. 3 seed in the Big 12 soccer tournament, which starts at 1 p.m. (Mountain time) Wednesday against sixth-seeded Texas at the Blossom Soccer Complex in San Antonio.

And now, courtesy of CU, here is a massive list of facts about the Buffs, the Longhorns and the Big 12 tournament:

• This is CU's second time as the #3 seed at the Big 12 championships.

Marshall adds to her CU record collection

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The University of Colorado soccer team sent its seniors out on good note Friday afternoon at Prentup Field with a 2-0 victory over Texas Tech in CU's final regular-season game.

Colorado finishes the regular season 9-9, 6-4-0 in the Big 12, while the Red Raiders fall to 8-8-3 overall and 3-4-3 in conference.

The Nikki Marshall show: Buffs milestones fall in 5-1 win over OU

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BOULDER — Nikki Marshall scored four goals as the University of Colorado soccer team improved to 4-0 in the Big 12 after beating Oklahoma 5-1 on Friday at Prentup Field.

Marshall, a senior, opened the scoring on an assist from sophomore Kelly Butler in the 21st minute.

And after Butler assisted Marshall's first goal, Marshall returned the favor.

Buffs shut down high-scoring Huskers

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BOULDER — After a couple of weeks of getting pushed around by the big dogs, it was nice to push back. The University of Colorado soccer team ended a losing streak against three national powerhouses with a 1-0 victory over Big 12 rival Nebraska on Friday at Prentup Field. Kassidy Fitzpatrick scored her third goal of the season, in the 68th minute after a scramble in front of the Cornhuskers' goal.

College roundup, Sept. 18

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Recaps of Friday's games involving teams from around the state:

Colorado College 4, New Hampshire 0: The Tigers cashed in on a pair of corner kicks early in the match and never looked back. Sophomore defender Beth Wright scored a goal and assisted on another in the opening 13 minutes of play at Stewart Field in Colorado Springs.

College roundup: Sunday, Sept. 13

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A roundup of college soccer in Colorado from Sunday:

Metro State 1, Colorado State-Pueblo 0:
What a big difference from Friday. After pummeling the Colorado School of Mines at home two days earlier, the Roadrunners managed only a 1-0 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo 1-0 on the road Sunday.

Defenders get the goals as CU tops Utah

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BOULDER — The defenders on the University of Colorado soccer team do more than just protect their goal; they attack the other team, too. With three minutes to play on Saturday at Prentup Field, outside defender Kym Lowry knocked in a rebound for the winning goal as the Buffs defeated Utah 2-1.

Sophomore Kate Russell took a direct kick about four yards outside the Utah box, and defender Mary White headed the initial cross.

Buffs trample record book, St. Mary’s

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On Sunday, the Buffs came to play.Â

After giving up two goals against the run of play in a 2-1 loss to Illinois on Friday, the University of Colorado soccer team pummeled St. Mary's 8-1 on Sunday afternoon at an invitational tournament hosted by the University of Denver.

And the turnaround from Friday was almost instant.

Hilbrands’ two goals stymie Buffs

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Jordan Hilbrands scored two goals as the University of Illinois women's soccer team defeated Colorado 2-1 on Friday afternoon in Denver.

Hilbrands got the game's first goal in the 31st minute.

She took a vicious lead pass from Courtney Bell, split two CU defenders and poked the ball past goalkeeper Kara Linder and into the lower right corner of the net.

Butler’s opportunistic goal lifts Buffs over 11th-ranked Oklahoma State

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University of Colorado freshman Lauren Shaner heads the ball over Oklahoma State senior starter Kasey Langdon. Shaner made her debut for CU in the Buffaloes' 1-0 victory over the No. 11 Cowgirls on Saturday in Boulder. (photo by Tom Auclair/

Sophomore midfielder Kelly Butler scored in the 52nd minute as the University of Colorado soccer team knocked off No.

Bobby Muuss

Only DU women manage to win

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The Pioneer women's soccer team remains on a roll in the Sun Belt Conference after a tight match.

Meanwhile, CU fell in overtime and Northern Colorado fell apart late. In men's soccer, DU and Air Force each lost close matches.

DU Needs OT: Sophomore defender Katy Van Lieshout scored a game-winner in overtime to help DU keep its Sun Belt Conference record unblemished, as the Pioneers defeated the Florida International Golden Panthers 1-0 at CIBER Field on Sunday afternoon.

DU manhandles Stanford in ‘friendly’

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University of Denver freshman Nathan Sackeyfio tries to strip the ball from Stanford's T.J. Novak on Saturday at the practice fields at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Pioneers won the exhibition 3-0. (photo by Tom Auclair/

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