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
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.
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
With a shot at the W-League playoffs on the line, the Colorado Force put it all together Friday
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.
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
The Blues improved to 8-0-3, good for 27 points. Second-place Seattle, 3-0-6, can do no better
than 24 points.
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
(photo by Jonathan Ingraham/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)
Mother Nature gave them lemons.
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)
Finally, a victory.
The Colorado Force had played five matches, all in this state, but had not won a game .
Shay Powell returned to action Wednesday after injuring her left knee against Real
(photo by George Tanner/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)
The Colorado Force hopes to extend its four-match unbeaten streak when it hosts the Los Angeles
Legends at 7 p.
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
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.
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:
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
College: University of Colorado
Major: integrative physiology, interested in pre-pharmacy
â€”Linder missed most of last season, but Coach Craig Deacon says he has high expectations for her
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.