Texas’ potential tying penalty kick with one second left in regulation hit the underside of the crossbar and was cleared away to secure Colorado’s 2-1 victory over the Longhorns on Sunday in Boulder, Colo.
The victory boosted the 23rd-ranked Buffaloes to 4-0. No. 11 Texas is 1-2.
The teams played a scoreless first half, but Colorado got on the board quickly in the second half on Tessa Barton’s 14-yard shot 1:47 after play resumed.
The Buffaloes stretched the margin at 62:03 as Stephanie Zuniga beat UT goalkeeper Savannah Madden from 10 yards away.
The Longhorns narrowed the gap on a goal by Julia Grosso at 72:29 but could not get the equalizer.
Next up for Texas is a trip to Nacogdoches to face Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Friday.
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