Green & White Scrimmage results in 0-0 draw

The Colorado State women's soccer team played to a scoreless draw in its intrasquad Green & White Scrimmage on Sunday. The annual scrimmage was CSU's first appearance of the 2018 fall campaign at CSU Soccer Field.

While neither team was able to find the back of the net Sunday, each team generated a variety of scoring chances in the intrasquad scrimmage.  

The best scoring chance was in the first half for the green team, coming off a run made by sophomore Karli Eheart, who received the ball and created separation down the right side of the field. Eheart then passed the ball in front of the goal to an open Ariell Hopkins, who fired the ball just wide of the net. Eheart later added another shot on goal to her line, finishing the afternoon with two scoring chances. 

Hannah Gerdin, Halley Havlicek, Alex Lanning, Caeley Lordemann and Ally Murphy-Pauletto of the white team were each credited with shots on goal Sunday afternoon. The most dangerous of those scoring chances was from Lordemann, whose attempt attempt was turned aside by a diving Sydney Hall to keep the match scoreless in the final moments. 

"Our ladies are competing hard - we may have ended up stretching our kids maybe a little too far today. What we talked about as a team was that you had two groups playing out there, each knowing exactly what the other was trying to do, which is challenging offensively," head coach Bill Hempen said.

"The good news from that standpoint is that we didn't give up any goals," Hempen continued. "Even though that means we also didn't score any goals, that's about right given the circumstances of knowing what the other team is doing. We're just trying to perfect what we want to do with the players that we have, and hopefully we'll be a little bit better at doing what we do than our opponents moving forward."
Among the festivities of the Green & White Scrimmage were meet-and-greet and autograph opportunities. Those activities, originally scheduled for after Sunday's intrasquad match, took place on the floor of Moby Arena as fans met with players and coaches during a lightning delay.

Members of the CSU women's soccer team meet with local Ram fans at Moby Arena following the annual Green & White Scrimmage on Aug. 05, 2018. 

Members of the CSU women's soccer team meet with local Ram fans at Moby Arena following the annual Green & White Scrimmage on Aug. 05, 2018. 

"I was hoping for our scrimmage that we could get that amount of kids that were out here, and we did," Hempen said. "It was great to see, and our ladies are great about interacting with the young ones. It's fun to have them here, and it ended up being a beautiful day."

The Colorado State women's soccer team travels to Lawrence, Kan., next weekend for an exhibition match at Kansas. The match is slated for a Noon MT/1 p.m. CT start on Sunday, Aug. 12 from Rock Chalk Park.
- Because of a lightning delay, Sunday's scrimmage began at 1:14 p.m. MT rather than its previously scheduled Noon MT start time.
- Sunday's scrimmage was contested over a 35-minute first half and a 17-minute second half rather than over normal regulation 45-minute halves.

PHOTO: CSU Women's Soccer Twitter (@csufutbol)