Friday, September 14, 2012

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