CU Gold won the 2011 Region V tournament with convincing wins against Fort Lewis (2-0), Minnesota State (4-0), and Colorado State (1-0). With this title, CU has a number one seed going into the 2011 National Tournament which will be played from November 17-19 in Phoenix, AZ.
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University of Colorado seemed destined to win this title. At no point in the tournament did they win by less than 2 goals. As a matter of fact only Penn scored 2 goals on them. Tough to lose when you only give up 1 goal a game (or less than a goal per game as they allowed only 4 goals in 6 games). Even the championship game was not a letdown for them as they faced a scrappy and hungry Missouri team who entered the tournament as an at large. Not 100% sure on this, but maybe 99%, both goals scored against Colorado in the playoffs were by way of the penalty kick. Great offense and great defense are keys in winning championships. It was of no surprise that Colorado took the major awards.
GK - Karl Toot - University of Colorado
MVP - Connor Hutchinson - University of Colorado
Congratulations to the University of Colorado for winning the Men's National Championship.
Colorado wins national championship!
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The University of Colorado Men's Gold team took another step towards its goal of winning a National Championship by winning the Region V tournament held in Denver, CO. With wins over Colorado School of Mines (3-2), North Dakota State (3-1), and Colorado State University (2-0), CU earns a #1 seeding in the upcoming NIRSA National Soccer Championships that will be played from November 18-20 in Phoenix, AZ.
After hitting a mid-season slump, CU Black looked to get their season on track in Greeley, CO last weekend. The tournament opened with Black pitted against Johnson & Wales Saturday afternoon.
The buffs came out rolling and found the back of the net 3 times against J&W and ruled the mid-field with strong play from sophomore Joe Low and freshman Todd Kopf. After J&W the Buffs faced tournament hosts University of Northern Colorado under the lights.
The Buffs rallied together as a team from the first whistle They went down to 10 men with 15 minutes left, and a win seemed lost until sophomore Henry von Storch made an impact, with an assist off of a corner kick to Senior Justin Macauley and a goal from the penalty spot to seal the game. With the two victories the Buffs were assured a spot in the Semi-finals which saw them pitted against inter-squad rivals, CU White.
The talented White team held Black scoreless until overtime when freshman Jared Cruise scored off of a free kick from 45 yards out. The Buffs faced CSU “A” in the finals on Sunday night, and after a hard fought battle ultimately fell short in a 3-0 loss to the Rams. CU Black looks to continue their momentum in the coming weeks and ultimately into Nationals next month.
On September 11th, 2010 the University of Men’s Club Soccer teams participated in the 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Cup at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. The competition pitted the Buffaloes against rivals Colorado State University for bragging rights in the state.
The CU women opened up the evening against the Rams women, but ultimately fell short in a hard fought battle, losing 2-1. Up next the Men’s Gold team took on CSU A under the lights. After a strong start the Buffs found the back of the net early with a well finished goal by forward Connor Hutchinson.
The Buffs began gaining momentum and were on the attack as they found yet another goal shortly before halftime when Captain Dan Campbell’s thunderous volley from 30 yards out ricocheted off the keeper and fell to senior Ben Stump, who coolly put the ball in the back of the net.
The second half brought more of the same pressure from the buffs as they outworked CSU all over the field. The pressure paid off one last time when Campbell’s through ball found Stump once again inside the box, who slotted home his second of the night.
After the final whistle the aggregate score of the men’s and women’s game put CU on top 4-2 against CSU. The Buffs look to build on this momentum as they head into the full stride of the 2010 season.
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