LAS VEGAS — The Colorado soccer team surrendered its first goal and suffered its first loss on Sunday.
Kent State's Karli Paracca notched a goal in the 86th minute to send the Golden Flashes to a 1-0 victory against CU at the UNLV Nike Invitational.
CU (3-1) had outscored its opponents 6-0 going into Sunday's match. The Buffs were denied a second consecutive 4-0 start, after having never done that before 2013.
The Buffs, playing without starting forward Madison Krauser (injured knee) out-shot Kent State 12-9, including a 6-4 advantage on shots on goal. The Buffs could never find the back of the net, however, as Kent State keeper Katie Kingsbury made six saves.
CU keeper Kate Scheele made three saves, including one just before Paracca scored. After the Scheele save, however, Paracca found a loose ball and punched it in the net.
The Buffs return home on Friday to face former Big 12 Conference rival Kansas. That game is slated for 4:30 p.m. at Prentup Field. Colorado will host Detroit on Sunday at Prentup Field at 1 p.m.