Published: Dec. 1, 2013

CU volleyball

CU Volleyball Sets Victories

Liz Kritza had gone without a victory over a nationally ranked opponent in her first 4.5 seasons as volleyball coach. But in an eight-day span, the Buffs knocked off  two nationally ranked programs — No. 11-ranked UCLA and No. 1-ranked Washington. It was the second time in program history that the Buffs have beaten a top-ranked team, Nebraska in 2006 being the other. “Years of work go into something like this,” Kritza says.

Buff Tidbits

Darian Hagan (Soc ex’92), a starting quarterback, and former Buff men’s basketball coach Frosty Cox will be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame on April 17. Men’s golf earned the team title for the second time in three years at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational in Erie. Nikki Marshall (Soc’10) won a National Women’s Soccer League title with the Portland Thorns FC and was picked in the NWSL waiver draft by the Washington Spirit.

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Soccer Team Soars into Winning Territory

The CU soccer team posted its best start — through the end of September — since 2008. The Buffs won eight of their first 10 games, with both losses to nationally ranked teams. In early October, Colorado won its first Pac-12 home game ever by beating Oregon State 2-1. CU followed up the win over Oregon State by beating Oregon.

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