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


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CU Men’s Lacrosse falls in MCLA First Round

GREENVILLE, S.C. (05/16/12) - The University of Colorado men’s lacrosse team shocked the lacrosse community with an eighth seed bid to the MCLA National Championship. The Buffs traveled to Greenville to take on the ninth seed Michigan State Spartans. The game ended with a final score of 7-8 and brings the Buffs record for the season to 7-7.

The Buffs began the game with a three goal lead right off the bat with goals by Matt White, Riley Seidel, and Harrison Mallon; Mallon’s goal assisted by Seidel. Colorado held onto this solid lead throughout the first quarter with their defense only allowing nine shots on goal. The Buffs had a penalty for pushing with 17 seconds remaining in the first putting them man down going into the second.

Colorado began the second quarter man down for 14 seconds, but the Spartans were unable to capitalize. Michigan State was able to penetrate Colorado’s strong defense with 13:48 remaining in the first half. They followed up with a second goal, bringing the contest to 3-2. Colorado had an opportunity to widen the lead with a Michigan State penalty for slashing. The Buffs had three shots made during the man up, all of which were incomplete. Colorado gained possession at the end of the second with a Michigan State crease violation and the game became heated. The Buffs held the 3-2 lead going into the second half.

The Buffs went into the third quarter strong with a goal made by Seidel assisted by Tyler Doughrety. Michigan State followed up quickly with a goal bringing the contest 4-3. The Spartans had two more goals giving them a short-lived lead. Both the Buffs and the Spartans served slashing penalties in quick succession. Neither team was able to capitalize. Seidel finished off the third quarter with an unassisted goal bringing the contest 5-5.

The fourth quarter began with an impressive goal by freshman Riley Kulm. It was not unanswered however with a Michigan goal made seconds after. The game remained tied until Seidel scored his third goal of the game. The Buffs lead held until Michigan tied up the contest again with a goal made with 5:57 remaining. The Spartans broke the tie with a final goal bringing the final score 7-8.

“We had a good game, we came out not the best we have in the past. We put a lot of goals on the net, which is nice. We played solid defense, kept them out and kept us in the game. A common theme through out the season though was we just weren’t finishing in the end of the game.,” said sophomore LSM Hayden McClain.  “We have a lot of people returning next year who really know the feeling of losing in the first round which is an awful feeling so we’re going to come back with some fire next year hopefully and go further.”

For senior Buffs Marcus Alley and Danny Schatz this was their last opportunity for a run at Nationals.

“The game was definitely a blood bath. Its very surreal, very unexpected. But I’m very happy, especially with the underclassmen they all stepped up. My first feeling definitely wasn’t anger at the end of the game it was more rejoice. I was just stoked to be around everybody and be where I am,” said Schatz “My time as a Buff has just been awesome. Its been a whole other level this season and I’ve never been with a group of guys that I’ve loved more or felt more strong towards so I’ve definitely had more fun this season than I’ve ever had. This season was fucking awesome.”

“We played really well but the ball wasn’t going our way and we hit like 6 posts. I’m really proud of our guys for staying with it and sticking it out for this past season,” said senior captain Alley “After the University of Arizona game I thought our season was over, we were like 3-5 at that point, but our guys stuck with it and we made it to the National tournament. I love the guys, I love Coach Galvin, he’s the best coach I’ve ever had and I’m excited for the future for all of them.”

Scoring Summary
First Period
13:35 CU- Matt White unassisted
13:17 CU- Riley Seidel unassisted
5:19 CU- Harrison Mallon, assisted by Riley Seidel
Second Period
13:48 MSU- Josh Nemes, assisted by Spencer Martin
6:15 MSU- Patrick Green, assisted by Spencer Martin
Third Period
12:33 CU- Tyler Doughrety, assisted by Riley Seidel
12:04 MSU- Steven Degenhardt unassisted
8:58 MSU- Wes Binder unassisted
8:29 MSU- Tyler Ryan, assisted by Spencer Martin
:02 CU- Riley Seidel unassisted
Fourth Period
13:59 CU- Riley Kulm unassisted
13:41 MSU- Josh Nemes, assisted by Patrick Green
8:14 CU- Riley Seidel, assisted by Tyler Doughrety
5:57 MSU- Patrick Green, assisted by Spencer Martin
4:35 MSU- Josh Nemes unassisted

Shots on Goal
MSU - 39
CU - 32

Power Plays
CU: 0-of-2
MSU: 0-of-2

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Colorado Cycling Comes in Second at Nationals

OGDEN, Utah (05/8/2012) —The University of Colorado Division I cycling team came in second place at the 2012 Collegiate Road National Championships this past weekend. 

The Buffs trailed only 30 points behind Marian University who received the national championship title. Marian excelled as a team earning 500 points total and their third national win.

Josh Yeaton, Mac Cassin, Bill Golembieski, Camilo Zambrano, Jeff Perrin, Will Buick, Abby Mickey, Heather Fischer, Christa Ghent, Claire Bensard, Nicolle Bruderer and Megan Cole all rode for Colorado, with Jeff Chmielewski standing in as an alternate.

Yeaton cleaned up for the men’s individual races, coming in first place overall with a 106 point lead on his closest competitor. He racked up his points from winning both the criterium and the road race.

Fischer came in second place for the women overall, 29 points behind first place rider from Marian, Antonneau. Fischer won the road race, but came in fourth in the criterium.

“Marian is a slightly stronger team and brings great competition,” said president of CU Cycling Danny Hiller. “I could not be more proud of what our team accomplished though. Our goal next season is to move up one spot on the podium.

For an in-depth look at individual and team results visit:


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Colorado Falls 8-5 to CSU in RMLC Semi-Finals

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (05/5/12) – The University of Colorado men’s lacrosse team competed against the Colorado State University Rams, losing 8-5. The competition marked CU’s first game in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse semi–finals. The loss dropped Colorado’s record to 7-7.

On Saturday, April 21 Colorado lost in a dramatic overtime to CSU. The Buffs held the lead on the scoreboard for the entirety of the game, but lost in double overtime 11-10.

Riley Kulm, Riley Seidel, Matt White and Tyler Dougherty scored for the Buffs, fighting to pull CU into the lead. Greg Kelsic picked up the assist for Dougherty.

The game started off slow for both teams with Ryan Emerson taking possession for CU. White attempted the first shot of the game, but it went unfinished. CU and CSU fought for possession of the ball for the remainder of the first quarter, competing to hit the back of the net first. Keeping the Buffs on their toes, CSU broke past Colorado’s defense, scoring the first goal of the game with twenty-one seconds left in the quarter.

Going into the second quarter, CSU won possession off of the faceoff. During CSU’s offensive run they scored with 13:52 left on the clock. Danny Schatz received the first penalty of the contest giving CSU a one-minute advantage. Colorado State scored a goal off of the power play opportunity, advancing their lead to 3-0. Kulm retaliated by scoring CU’s first goal of the game. Only 2:36 remained in the second period when Schatz received another penalty, putting CU man-down for another minute. CSU scored their fourth goal after the penalty was released, also receiving their first penalty of the game. The half ended with CSU in the lead, 4-1.

The third quarter started with an early goal by Colorado State. The Buffs seemed determined to even the score with three consecutive goals made by Seidel, White and Dougherty, improving on the Buffs tally to 5-4, CSU still in the lead.  With just 45 seconds left on the clock, CU was able to keep possession of the ball for the remainder of the period, but was unable to tie up the score. The end of the third seemed promising for the Buffs, trailing only one point behind the Rams.

In a nail biting fourth quarter, CU played aggressively in attempt to surpass CSU on the scoreboard. The Buffs began the fourth quarter man down for one-minute. CSU capitalized on CU’s disadvantage and scored shortly before the penalty was released. The Rams were able to score twice more before CU answered back with a goal by Seidel. The Buffs ended the fourth quarter two men down with penalties on Schatz and Alex Puldy. CU was unable to make a comeback, ending the contest 8-5.

Scoring Summary
First Period
            0:21 CSU – Austin Fisher, assisted by Kacy Carter
Second Period
            13:52 CSU – Taylor Peper, assisted by Austin Fisher
            13:13 CSU – Kacy Carter, assisted by Sean Smith
6:18 CU – Riley Kulm, unassisted
            1:12 CSU – Kacy Carter, assisted by Mike Wolff
Third Period
            13:47 CSU – Braxton Campbell, unassisted
11:39 CU – Riley Seidel, unassisted
8:19 CU – Matt White, unassisted
7:04 CU – Tyler Dougherty, assisted by Greg Kelsic
Fourth Period
14:08 CSU – Alex Devlin, assisted by Tim Taggart
7:36 CSU – Austin Fisher, unassisted
7:20 CSU – Matt Jul, unassisted
7:01 CU – Riley Seidel, unassisted

Shots On Goal
CU – 16
CSU – 24

Power Plays
CU: 0-of-1
CSU: 2-of-7

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Colorado Cycling Rides for National Title

BOULDER, Colo. (05/2/12) — The No.1 University of Colorado Division 1 cycling team continues their journey to the 2012 Collegiate Road National Championships in Ogden, Utah from May 4th to May 6th where they will be competing against some of the best riders in the nation.

Josh Yeaton, Mac Cassin, Bill Golembieski, Camilo Zambrano, Jeff Perrin, Will Buick, Abby Mickey, Heather Fischer, Christa Ghent, Claire Bensard, Nicolle Bruderer and Megan Cole are all riding the Buffs, while Jeff Chmielewski is standing in as an alternate.

Fischer is currently ranked No.1 in the women’s division, followed by Mickey holding position No.2 for Colorado. Yeaton takes the No.1 spot in the men’s division, coming into the competition with a 39 point advantage on his closest competitor.

Last year, Colorado rode in the Mountain Bike National Championships that took place over Halloween weekend. The team came in second, eight points behind the five time national champions, Fort Lewis.

This year Fort Lewis is ranked No. 3 going into the championships, 1348 national points behind the Buffs. Fort Lewis’s riders are trailing behind Colorado with Sturm ranked No. 3 in the women’s division and Easter right on Yeaton’s tail, in second place for the men.

The races will begin on Friday at 9 a.m. when the men and women will both calculate team time trials. On Saturday, the criterium race will take place at 2:15 p.m. for the women competitors and 5 p.m. for the men. To conclude the weekend, the women will participate in the road race at 8 a.m., followed by the men at 12:30 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon individual and team awards will be handed out with one lucky team going home crowned the 2012 Road National Champions.

For more information on the race visit:


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Colorado Baseball Defeats Rams By One

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (04/26/2012) — The University of Colorado baseball team squared off against in-state rival the Colorado State University Rams on Saturday at Security Service Field, winning 6-5.

This is the Buffs second victory against the Rams, improving their record against CSU to 2-7 and their mark on the overall season to 7-19. This record includes games against junior colleges that are a higher level of competition than club sports.

Conor Vidulich pitched for the Buffs, and threw all nine innings. The Buffs racked up 14 hits in the game and were able to hold off the Rams for the entirety of the contest, contributing to their successful win against the Rams.

“The team was lucky enough to be supported by numerous fans that made the two-hour drive to the game,” said Captain Ben Fuchs. “We fought hard and played the game all the way to the end.”

The Buffs next meeting will be against Northern Colorado on May 1st at Nelson Park in Johnstown, Colo. If they are able to combat UNC they will have a good chance to make the postseason.

For more information on the team visit:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Triathlon Wins 13th National Championship

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—National championship lucky number 13 has been acquired. On Saturday, April 21st   in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the University of Colorado Triathlon Team successfully defended its 2010 and 2011 national championships; sweeping the men’s, women’s and overall team competitions. The men’s team recorded the low score of 25, while the girls accumulated just 75 points. The combined total of 100 points was also good enough for the combined team victory.

CU sent 32 athletes to Tuscaloosa in defense of its 2010 and 2011 national championships. Twelve men and 11 women competed in the championship races consisting of a 1,500m swim, 40km bike, and 10km run.

Four of the 12 men in the championship race finished in the top 20. Second year graduate student Rudy Kahsar led the men in a time of 1:54:59, finishing 2nd overall; just 26 seconds behind the winner McLarty (UC-Irvine). Rounding out the scoring for CU were juniors Drew Scott (5th place, 1:56:42) Chris Braden (6th place, 1:57:22), and sophomore David Bobka (15th place, 2:00:39).

Junior Tess Amer was the first Buffalo across the line for the women, finishing in a time of 2:19:50, which was good enough for 12th place. Less than a minute behind Tess was sophomore Bryn Morales who finished 16th with a time of 2:20:36. Just two spots back in 18th was junior Courtney Clark in a time of 2:21:05. The final scoring female was junior Caryn Maconi (35th, 2:24:54).

In addition to the championship race, five CU athletes participated in the open race (following the same championship course) and a team of four in the Mixed-Relay event.

Freshman Jak Hamilton led the way for the Buffs, finishing the open race in 3rd place with a time of 2:10:35, while Junior Eric Ebeling finished in 5th with a time of 2:12:01.

New to the collegiate nationals event schedule was the Mixed-Team Relay. This race allowed teams of four athletes to participate in a mini-sprint triathlon. Each athlete completed a 250m swim, 6k bike, and 1.6k run. However, the first athlete swam 275m, biked 6k, and ran 1.6k.  Leigh Dodd, Thom Ward, Annette Mitchell, and Charlie Sisk represented the Buffs under the team name Tri in the Buff. They completed the course in a time of 1:47:48.

The University of Colorado Triathlon team is a student run club sports team for both men and women. Created in 1993, the team has won 13 collegiate national championships through USA Triathlon (USAT), most recently in 2010, 2011, and 2012. With over 100 due paying members, potluck dinners, summer ultimate Frisbee games, team hikes, and volunteer adventures the team is more than just a team; it is a family.

For more information contact: Jesse Frank CU Triathlon Team Marketing and Fundraising Officer at or 248-840-4264. To learn more about the CU Triathlon Team check out our website at