Colorado soccer instantly has no opponent for this weekend however rapidly squashed any hope of a belated Rocky Mountain Showdown with Colorado State.
The Pac-12 convention canceled the Buffaloes sport towards Oregon in Los Angeles on Saturday. That sport between CU and the Geese, division runners-up, was arrange as an undercard to the convention championship sport in a method that will additionally place each on standby in case COVID-19 issues arose with both division champion — USC and Washington.
These issues popped up, with Washington dropping beneath the minimal 53 scholarship gamers wanted to play on account of coronavirus instances and phone tracing. In consequence, Oregon changed Washington because the Pac-12 North consultant within the Friday night time championship sport. Colorado, because the Pac-12 South runner-up, was then left with no opponent Saturday.
It was the third time this season that the Buffaloes have had a sport canceled — by no means due to their very own lack of ability to discipline a group.
“Our student-athletes have achieved all that now we have requested of them in following our protocols and procedures to make sure we have been in a position to play each sport on our schedule,” CU athletic director Rick George mentioned. “We’re disenchanted to have one other sport canceled.”
Across the state, that rapidly led to requires a matchup with Colorado State, which additionally has no sport this weekend. A December Rocky Mountain Showdown, maybe?
George put an finish to these hopes.
“We aren’t contemplating any nonconference opponents for this weekend,” he mentioned.
This leaves the Buffaloes trying to find a Pac-12 opponent, or doubtlessly remaining on name to fill in for USC within the championship sport after which await a bowl vacation spot.
Coach Karl Dorrell, talking Monday morning earlier than the Oregon sport was canceled, mentioned uncertainty has surrounded every day of the 2020 season and he knew this week had the potential to be no completely different.
“I actually get up daily fearful in regards to the well being of our soccer group,” mentioned Dorrell, who’s in his first season as coach in Boulder. “That’s initially, whether or not we are able to even progress that day. It’s a problem. We’ve all been beneath this problem. I don’t complain about it as a result of everyone’s coping with this at some stage.”