Lisa Franke

Colorado Force

Weekly college honors, Force, Dynamite, more

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RMAC defensive player of the week Wally Fink punches the ball away from Fort Lewis striker Euan Purcell. (photo by George Tanner/

Jeff Nelson of the Colorado School of Mines was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference offensive player of the week for games played the weekend of Oct.

2nd-half Pali outburst eliminates Force

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After building a 2-1 lead in the second half against the defending W-League champion, the Colorado Force fell 5-2 to the Pali Blues in the first round of the W-League playoffs Saturday night in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The Force took a 2-1 lead in the 70th minute on a goal by Nikki Marshall, her second of the evening.

Goal scoring for Force, Cougars

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Today, The Tuesday List takes a look at the final goal-scoring totals for Colorado's two W-League teams. Each team played 12 games in the regular season.

Lisa Franke, 4 goals
Nikki Marshall, 4 goals
Emmalie Pfankuch, 4 goals
Jessica Boots, 1 goal
Monica Dolinsky, 1 goal
Carly Peetz, 1 goal
Molly Thomas, 1 goal

Kellyn Farrell, 4 goals
Taryn Hemmings, 3 goals
Becca Mays, 2 goals
Jenna Owens, 2 goals
Brianna Pugh, 2 goals
Brittney Macdonald, 1 goal
Beth West, 1 goal
Brianne Young, 1 goal

Force, Cougars host Vancouver in regular-season finales

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The Colorado Force returns home for its final regular-season game, against the Vancouver Whitecaps at 7 p.m. today at the Loveland Sports Park.

Then Vancouver will travel to Highlands Ranch to take on the Real Colorado Cougars at 1 p.m. Sunday at Shea Stadium.

Friday's match presents a number of opportunities for milestones for the Force: The Force remains in playoff contention in the W-League's Western Conference, where it's tied for second with Seattle.

Force earns 2-1 win at Ventura County

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Striker Lisa Franke and defender Carly Peetz scored as the Colorado Force topped the Ventura County Fusion 2-1 on Sunday at Ventura, Calif.

The Force (2-2-6) jumped to 12 points in the W-League's Western Conference, pulling into a fourth-place tie with the Real Colorado Cougars. If Colorado wins Tuesday against the L.

Force needs victories in California

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Jestina Orlando, right, and Lisa Kosena vie for a header on June 21 against the L.A. Legends. (photo by George Tanner/

With its eyes on a playoff spot, the Colorado Force kicks off a three-game Southern California road trip tonight against league-leading Pali Blues.

Rapids waive Richardson, Bouna speaks, Force unbeaten streak at six

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The Colorado Rapids have waived forward Gregory Richardson.

Richardson appeared in one game for the Rapids this season, playing 11 minutes in the season opener against Chivas USA on March 21. He also played 90 minutes in Colorado's U.S. Open Cup play-in match against Seattle on May 26.

Richardson's rights were acquired by the Rapids in a trade with Toronto FC on Feb.

Game 1: Force holds Sky Blue scoreless in weather-shortened match

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Force midfielder Maggie Doe, right, closes in on NY/NJ Sky Blue striker Natasha Kai during the first half of their friendly on Wednesday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.Â
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Mother Nature gave them lemons.

Cougars, Force goal-scoring leaders

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Today we'll take a look at the leading goal scorers for our two W-League teams in the state, the Real Colorado Cougars and the Colorado Force.

The Force has just reached the halfway point in its W-League season. Lisa Franke scored twice on Sunday to give the team its first victory, a 2-0 decision over Los Angeles.

Win extends unbeaten streak to five

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Force midfielder Sara Campbell controls the ball as Los Angeles defender Jenae Gibbons closes in on Sunday in Loveland. (photo by Tom Auclair/


Finally, a victory.

The Colorado Force had played five matches, all in this state, but had not won a game .

No equalizer despite strong second half

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Sounders right back Kelli Smith clears a header off the goal line after a Colorado Force corner kick during the first half in Loveland. Seattle won 1-0 on Wednesday. The play was the closest the Force came to scoring. (photo by Zane Tanner/

Michelle French scored in the 32nd minute as the Seattle Sounders began a two-game road swing through the Centennial State with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Force on Wednesday at the Loveland Sports Park.