SEATTLE – Riding the wave of Thursday’s 3-1 victory over Utah, Washington remains at home on Sunday for a matinee kickoff, taking on No. 18 Colorado at noon PT at Husky Soccer Stadium.
It will be the Huskies’ Down Syndrome Acceptance match, with UW celebrating its Team IMPACT teammate, Arianna Graham, and everyone in the Down Syndrome community.
Sunday’s match will be air on Pac-12 Washington. Links to live coverage can be found to the right.
A coaching staple in the Centennial State, Danny Sanchez is in his 12th season at the helm of the program at Colorado, the program’s all-time leader in win percentage. Sanchez has guided the Buffaloes to the NCAA Tournament six times.
Dropping Thursday’s match at Washington State, Colorado sits sixth in the Pac-12 table at 2-3-2, boasting a 10-4-2 record overall. The Buffaloes have been difficult opposition away from home, owning a 4-1-1 record in away matches.
The third-leading scorer in program-history, senior Shyra James leads the Pac-12 in scoring with 12 goals on the season, already tied for the second most in a single season at Colorado. Freshman defender Ava Priest paces CU with five assists.
Playing all but five minutes on the season, sophomore keeper Jordan Nytes owns a 0.88 goals against average, posting a .800 save percentage on 56 stops. Nytes has recorded six clean sheets in 2023.
Despite winning two fo the last three meetings, Washington trails the all-time series with Colorado 4-5-4, includiing 2-5-4 as Pac-12 foes. The Huskies have a slight advantage over the Buffaloes at home at 3-2-2.
LAST MEETING (10/2/22)
SEATTLE – McKenzie Weinert put Washington ahead less than 10 minutes in and the Huskies rode the momentum to a commanding 4-1 win over Colorado at Husky Soccer Stadium.
The Huskies capitalized on a Buffalo mistake to take the early advantage. After a failed CU clearance left the ball free in the box, Kyla Ferry’s flicked header found Weinert, who hit it first time to make it 1-0.
Summer Yates doubled the Husky lead in the 40th minute, collecting her own rebound and thumping a shot past the keeper to put Washington ahead 2-0 at the halftime break.
Washington remained on the offensive coming out of the halftime break, with Yates nearly securing her second brace in as many matches in the 54th minute.
Instead, it was Kelsey Branson…