Buffs V-ball, Soccer, and Football Sweep Weekend

The Colorado women's volleyball team won the annual Pioneer Invitational. The soccer team defeated ninth ranked Denver University on Saturday afternoon at the same that the now 17th ranked football team was defeating UCLA at Folsom Field. A look back at what went down.

To roundup a successful CU sports weekend… The University of Colorado volleyball team spent the weekend improving to 6-1 on the young season after winning the annual Pioneer Invitational which took place at the campus of Denver University on Friday and Saturday. The Buffs beat out Illinois State (29-31, 30-16, 27-30, 30-19, 15-7), Denver (30-23, 30-25, 30-25), and Central Florida (30-22, 30-26, 30-23) for the title.

"We really closed out well tonight and that's something that we've been working on all season," said Nicole Carr, who also earned tournament MVP honors, following CU's final win over Denver. "We struggled last year at the end of matches, closing them out. This weekend we really pushed through and that's important to continue."

CU will travel to Fort Collins on Tuesday before returning home to host the Colorado Invitational from Sep. 12-14.

The Colorado Buffaloes football also took another key step forward in the team's most difficult non-conference schedule in defeating the UCLA Bruins 16-14 at Folsom Field on Saturday. Buffs quarterback Joel Klatt (who earned team and conference player of the week honors following his breakout 400-plus yard performance in last week's Rocky Mountain Showdown against Colorado State) threw a touchdown pass with a little more than 2:00 remaining to seal CU's second win of the year. Colorado (now ranked 17th in the USA Today/ESPN Poll and 17th in the AP Poll) begins to bite into the most difficult part of its early season schedule this Saturday when they host Washington State in Boulder

Rounding out a completely successful Colorado sports weekend, the CU women's soccer team beat ninth-ranked Denver 3-0 on Saturday afternoon, evening the six-game all-time set at three games a piece.

"Our kids were jacked up and ready to go," explained head coach Bill Hempen after the win. "The first 20 minutes was as good as it gets and once we settled in, it was a good game up and down the park. We were good enough to put pressure on them and capitalize early."

CU will travel north to Laramie to battle the University of Wyoming on Tuesday afternoon before traveling to Albuquerque to take on New Mexico on Saturday.

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