Friday, September 21, 2012

Schedule for weekend of Sept. 21-23

9/20/2012 Cycling Cycling Track Nationals Thur-Sun All Day Away Frisco, TX.

9/21/2012 Men's Varsity Hockey M. Hockey vs. CO T- Birds Friday 7:30pm CU Ice Arena Boulder, CO.

9/21/2012 Women's Soccer Black W. Soccer at UNC Friday 7pm Away Greeley, CO.

9/22/2012 Men's Rugby M. Rugby vs. Regis/Alumni Saturday 12 and 2pm CU Business Field Boulder, CO.

9/22/2012 Men's Soccer Black M. Soccer vs. JWU Saturday 9am Franklin Field Boulder, CO.

9/22/2012 Mt. Bike Mt. Bike at Crested Butte Sat. & Sun. All Day Away Crested Butte, CO. 

9/22/2012 Varsity Hockey M. Hockey at CO. T-Birds Saturday 4pm Big Bear Ice Arena Denver, CO.

9/22/2012 Women's Field Hockey W. Field Hockey at CSU Saturday 11am Away Ft. Collins, CO.

9/22/2012 Women's Hockey W. Hockey vs. TBA Saturday 7:30pm CU Ice Arena Boulder, CO.

9/22/2012 Women's Soccer Black W. Soccer at AFA Prep Saturday 12 noon Away Colo. Springs, CO. 

9/22/2012 Women's Soccer Gold W. Socder vs. Mesa St. Saturday 7pm Franklin Field Boulder, CO.

9/23/2012 Men's Soccer Black M. Soccer vs. AFA Prep Sunday 3pm Franklin Field Boulder, CO.

9/23/2012 Women's Field Hockey W. Field Hockey vs. CC Sunday 11am Kittredge Field Boulder, CO.

9/23/2012 Women's Rugby W. Rugby vs. AFA Sunday 11am CU Business Field Boulder, CO.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Men’s Gold Mobilizes for Encounter with Fort Lewis

BOULDER (9-12-12)  — The University of Colorado men’s gold soccer team travels to Durango, Colo. to compete in a two game weekend against opponent, Fort Lewis College.

The Buffs are coming back from an exciting two game winning streak against in state rival Colorado State University (1-0) and Colorado Mesa University (5-2). They hope to take these victories and direct the positive energy towards their upcoming competitions.

“We will attempt to sharpen our offense during this preparation week and hopefully in turn match or better the six goals we put in last weekend,” said center midfielder George Ryan. “As we play more together I believe our team will become more comfortable with each other, which hopefully will result in a more free flowing game and ultimately more wins.”

The Buffaloes will work to defend their 2-0 mark against Fort Lewis’s 3-1 record on the 2012 season.

“One of the great strengths of our team is our defense,” said Ryan. “We defend very well as a team, and take pride in keeping a clean sheet.”

The team not only strategizes their tactics for this weekend’s games, but looks at the season as a whole and plans for their spot they hope to acquire at nationals.

“We returned most of the team from last year, which is important, come nationals,” said defenseman Scott Funk. “It is a huge advantage to have experience at that tournament.  Plus we have some new players who fill the missing slots quite nicely.”

The team will take the field at 3 p.m. on Saturday and continue play on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Both games will be held in Durango.

For more information on the team and a more comprehensive look at the schedule, visit



11th Annual CU Women’s Soccer Invitational

BOULDER (09/10/12) — The University of Colorado women soccer teams prepare to go head-to-head with numerous opponents this weekend as they battle it out in the 11th Annual CU Women’s Invitational.

Last weekend, Colorado Gold met up with Colorado State University and beat them 1-0 in a close match. The team went on to play the Colorado School of Mines and came out on top, with a staggering 7-0 win.  

“We have a good combination of young and improved talent over last year, mixed with some experience and talented senior leadership that has returned,” said Head Coach Dorian Barnes. “After only having two practices leading into our first games, I thought we played very well. We have started with the bar set high based on these early performances, but with some more training and time together, I hope to see that bar rise even higher.”

The Colorado Black team fell short with a 2-1 loss to the Colorado School of Mines on Friday. The team took that loss and ventured out to Laramie,Wyo. the next day, where they defeated the Cowgirls, 4-0.

“Timing, chemistry and dynamics of the team are of course not quite there yet with it being so early, but they did exceed my expectations when they played this weekend,” said Barnes. “They seem to be a lot closer to where we want to be than I thought we would be at this point in time in the season.”

The tournament will begin on Thursday, Sept. 13 and continue throughout the weekend, ending on Sunday, Sept. 16. All games will be held on the Business, Franklin or Kittredge Fields.

For more information on the tournament and a list of the teams attending and game times, visit

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Colorado Soccer Battles CSU Rams in Season Opener

BOULDER — The University of Colorado men and women soccer teams go head-to-head with in-state rival, Colorado State University in what is sure to be a fight to the finish.

 With school starting a week later than usual this year, both teams are scrambling to get in as much practice possible before their matchup with the Rams.

 “Preparing for this match has been difficult only because of the later start date for school - we simply won't be match fit,” said men’s Head Coach David Vaughan. “We had our camp earlier in August which gave many of the players a chance to re-familiarize themselves with each other.  We also have many players returning from last year so it won't take much time for everyone to get back in sync.”

 Last season, the Buffs tied Colorado State in the their first matchup 0-0. As the season progressed, CU was able to comeback and defeat the Rams twice, ending the season with a 2-0-1 mark against CSU.  This year the competition has reached a new level, as both teams have grown accustomed to each other’s technique and are ready to battle for the big W.

 “There are so many players from each side of the field that know each other and have played with and against each other over the years,” said Vaughan. “The guys really look forward to all of our matches against CSU.  Getting motivated to play them - whether its the Rocky Mountain College Cup or in a friendly way as we prepare for Nationals - is an easy task.”

The women’s team tied the Rams 1-1, twice in the 2011 season. This year the team hopes to succeed the rival team by working harder in practice and being more mentally prepared for the game.

The women’s team will begin the evening at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7, followed by the men, who will take the field at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be held at Dick’s Sporting Good Park.

Tickets to the Rocky Mountain College Cup are $20 and can be purchased at Packages include not only admission to the CU vs. CSU soccer matches, but also an upcoming 2012 Colorado Rapids soccer game.

 As a special incentive, $5 of every ticket purchased will be donated back to the CU or CSU Club Soccer Program of your choice.

For more information on the teams and to view their schedules for the upcoming season, visit their websites at and