Seventh-Ranked Soccer Ready for Texas Trip

The No. 7 University of Colorado soccer team will take its Big 12-best record and newfound top ten ranking for a spin Friday afternoon, when they'll travel to Austin to take on Texas. Here is a match preview.

The No. 7 University of Colorado soccer team will take its Big 12-best record and newfound top ten ranking for a spin Friday afternoon, when they'll travel to Austin to take on Texas.

The Buffaloes are off to the best start in program history, having won 13 straight since the second game of the season on Sept. 6 when CU upset Denver University. Since, CU claimed the Colorado Women's Soccer Classic, have a flawless Big 12 conference record, and wins over two previously ranked teams.

Colorado jumped into the national rankings early in their non-conference schedule after their win over the Pioneers, a victory that vaulted the Buffaloes into the sixteenth spot in the country. Colorado dropped a spot the following week, despite not losing a game during that time, but has been on the rise since, advancing to fifteenth on Oct. 3 following a victory over Iowa State, twelfth after defeating Baylor in Waco, and this week into their current placement of seventh after wins over Kansas and Oklahoma State last week.

Now, with just three regular season games remaining of their schedule, the Buffaloes will look to Friday's game to sure up the quality stretch run they'll need to perform well in the Big 12 Tournament Nov. 6-9.

Texas, meanwhile, is seeking to gain ground on Colorado, and has been doing just that over the past few weeks. The Longhorns have won four straight dating back to a 4-0 dismantling of Baylor on Oct. 10. Since, Texas has posted victories over Missouri, Iowa, State, and a staggering 7-0 dismantling of Texas Tech on Oct. 12.

All in all, the Lady Longhorns have faired well against Big 12 competition, with the teams only losses coming to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Both losses were away from Austin, and came within days of hard fought Texas victories. Texas will have had four days off since defeating Iowa State 1-0 on October 19 in Ames.

Colorado continues the two-game Texas trip Sunday afternoon against Texas A&M, before returning to Boulder to close out the season against Nebraska on Oct. 31.


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