GREELEY, Colo. -The University of Denver women's soccer team lost the opening match of the Colorado Cup against Colorado College by a count of 1-0 on Friday evening at Jackson Stadium.
"You never like to drop the first game of the season," head coach Jeff Hooker said. "I felt that in the first half they came out and took it to us and beat us in every aspect of the game. They did a lot of good things to give us problems in the first half. In the second half, I thought that we played much better. We created a lot of opportunities and had much more possession of the ball."
Lynn Froetscher tallied the CC goal in the 62nd minute, after goalkeeper Lara Campbell (Anchorage, Alaska) had to punch a ball out of her own six-yard box. Froetscher kicked the rebound in on her first touch for the breakthrough. Campbell kept the Pioneers in the game, coming up with six saves in the match.
The Tigers (1-0) held a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks and a 6-5 edge in shots on goal.
Junior defender Jessy Battelli (Golden, Colo.) had a try in the 66th minute, a header off a corner that sailed just over the crossbar.
Junior midfielder Nicholette DiGiacomo (Golden, Colo.) had three shots on goal in the match.
Denver (0-1) will conclude the Colorado Cup with a match against Northern Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday at 1 p.m. MT.
Season and individual tickets are on sale now for the 2012 season. Season tickets for 11 Denver Men's Soccer games and eight Denver Women's Soccer games are $57. By purchasing season tickets, fans will enjoy the same centerfield seat, including a comfortable seatback for all 19 games at CIBER Field at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. Season tickets are available at DenverPioneers.com or by calling/e-mailing Season Ticket and Premium Seating Manager Eric Vasquez at 303.871.7460.
Individual game tickets during the 2012 season are $10 for a reserved seatback and $5 for general admission, and may be purchased by phone at 303-871-2336, online at DenverPioneers.com or in person at the Ritchie Center Box Office. DU students are free with a Pioneer Card. For group ticket discounts of 20 or more, please call/e-mail Adam Sizemore at 303-871-2389.
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