Sept. 16, 2017
Denver 1-6 Colorado (Barton 2', 47', Kornieck 47', Adler 52', Orejel 60', Joella 62', Shymka 84')
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DENVER - The University of Denver women's soccer team dropped its Colorado Cup finale 6-1 to Colorado on Saturday night at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium.
Colorado got its opener in the second minute when Tatum Barton beat the Denver defense on the top of the box, and finished it off the fingertips of freshman Ali Tobey (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and into the back of the net.
"I thought that Ali did a wonderful job in the first 45 minutes, especially in her first start," head coach Jeff Hooker said. "We got turned on top of the box and they got a goal right away, which obviously isn't how we wanted to start the game. She didn't let it rattle her, and was very calm. We didn't really give her much help in the second half. A lot of the decisions our backs made weren't decisions that they made in the first half. Colorado's a good team, and they are going to punish you for mistakes."
On the other side of halftime, Barton netted her second of the game in the 47th minute, and then Taylor Korniek scored 14 seconds later to make it 3-1. The Buffs first two second half goals tied for the 15th-fastest consecutive goals scored in NCAA history by the same team.
Sophomore midfielder Hannah Adler (Oak Park, Calif.) scored her fifth of the 2017 campaign to cut the Colorado lead to 3-1 in the 52nd minute, but the Buffs answered with goals from Joss Orejel (60th), Katie Joella (62nd) and Camilla Shymka (84th) to extend the visitors lead.
Tobey made her first career start on Saturday night while sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Wilson (Littleton, Colo.) served her automatic one-match suspension for her red card on Sunday vs. Gonzaga.
With Friday night's result, Northern Colorado won its first Colorado Cup, earning all nine points from its three matches in this year's tournament. Colorado moved ahead of Denver with seven points in the final 2017 table, while Denver will finish third with six points.
UP NEXT: DU will close out its three-match homestand on Monday night when the Pioneers welcome Cal State Fullerton to the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. MT, and will be broadcast live on Altitude with Conor McGahey and Chris Bianchi on the call.
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