The Colorado Buffaloes women’s soccer team isn’t taking the easy route to the Big 12 Conference Soccer Championship.
Traveling to the state of Texas for two games, the Buffs fell to the Texas A&M Aggies 2-0 Friday at College Station, Texas. Colorado fell to 8-8 on the season and dropped to third place in the Big 12 at 5-3. The Aggies improve to 11-5-1, 5-2-1 in the Big 12 and is now the new team in second place.
CU will face the Texas Longhorns at noon Sunday.
The Aggies wasted little time opening the scoring as they netted the ball less than three minutes into the game. They scored a second time in the 34th minute.
Senior forward Nikki Marshall formulated the Buffs’ closest opportunity of the game, but she missed wide right against Texas A&M goalkeeper Kelly Dyer. Senior Kelly Menachof almost conjured a goal after her header shot bounced off the crossbar during the first half.
In a news release after the match, head coach Bill Hempen said the Buffs were unable to make the plays needed for a victory.
“We’re playing well, but we’re not finding that way to win,” Hempen said. “We always come out and play hard, that’s never an issue, but when it really comes down to making a difference, we’re not able to.”
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Esteban L. Hernandez at Esteban.Hernandez@colorado.edu.