The Colorado women's lacrosse team suffered its first setback on Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Buffs fell 20-13 to Jacksonville University, despite Katie Macleay's second hat trick of the young season.
The game was just the second in the history of CU lacrosse. The Buffs won the first game in program history on Friday at Stetson.
On Saturday, however, CU's final lead was at 3-2 and the last point at which the Buffs didn't trail was at 4-4. The Dolphins erupted for a 6-3 run to take a 10-6 lead into the break and maintained momentum in the second half.
"I think it was a great opportunity for our program to play a good team in Jacksonville, and at the end of the day, we're excited about how we competed and played throughout the whole game," CU head coach Ann Elliott said. "I thought our kids fought back. They played hard. We made a few little mistakes that we need to clean up in order to win tight games like that, but we'll fix those. The hard work that they put in and how they battled for 60 minutes, that stuff we can't change overnight, so we're excited that they came out and had that from the beginning."
Jacksonville outshot Colorado 41 to 24 and grabbed twice as many ground balls (30 to 15). CU goalie Paige Soenksen made 15 saves.
The Buffs play their first game in Colorado on Wednesday, but it's at the University of Denver on Wednesday at 3 p.m. CU's first home game is Feb. 22 at noon at Folsom Field against Regis.