Lisa Kosena

Colorado Force

Early lead evaporates for Force

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A fifth-minute goal was the bright spot for the Colorado Force on Thursday night against the visiting Pali Blues.

The Californians, undefeated since joining the league in 2008, improved to 28-0-3 in the W-League with a 3-1 victory at Loveland Sports Park.

Midfielder Lisa Kosena provided the early spark for the Force and a crowd of 475 with the opening goal.

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/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)

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.

Force rolls over Vancouver 3-0, claims sole possession of second place

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Colorado Force midfielder Lisa Kosena traps a pass during the first half of her team's 3-0 victory over Vancouver on Friday night in Loveland. (photo by Tom Auclair/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)


With a shot at the W-League playoffs on the line, the Colorado Force put it all together Friday night.

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.

Pali rolls, clinches Western Conference

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The defending W-League champions, the Pali Blues, powered past the Colorado Force 3-0 on Friday night in Pacific Palisades, Calif., clinching the Western Conference title for the second consecutive year.

The Blues improved to 8-0-3, good for 27 points. Second-place Seattle, 3-0-6, can do no better than 24 points.

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.

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/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)

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Finally, a victory.

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

Four-game unbeaten streak on the line

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Shay Powell returned to action Wednesday after injuring her left knee against Real Colorado.
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The Colorado Force hopes to extend its four-match unbeaten streak when it hosts the Los Angeles Legends at 7 p.

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/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)


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.

2009 Colorado Force, position by position

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As the Colorado Force begins its season at 7 p.m. tonight against Seattle at the Loveland Sports Park, we take a look at the players who the Force will rely on most heavily in 2009:

GOALKEEPERS
Kara Linder

Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
College: University of Colorado
Major: integrative physiology, interested in pre-pharmacy
—Linder missed most of last season, but Coach Craig Deacon says he has high expectations for her this year.

Marshall, Peetz return for 2009

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Nikki Marshall and Carly Peetz, both recently invited to the pool of potential players for the U.S. women's U-23 national team, will return to the Colorado Force for its 2009 season, and the team will welcome two new players from the University of Nebraska.

The Force, which plays in the United Soccer Leagues' W-League, will open its season against the Seattle Sounders on May 27 in Loveland.