MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -
Struggling to gain offensive momentum, Utah State soccer fell to Minnesota, 5-0, Friday night.
Utah State falls to 3-2-1 on the season with the loss, while Minnesota improves to 4-1-2.
Minnesota controlled the match early on, keeping the majority of possession in its attacking third. The Gophers weren't able to capitalize on their control until later though, scoring in the 39th minute. Utah State got just one shot in in the first half, coming off the foot of freshman midfielder Sadie Mertlich.
Out of the break, Minnesota continued to gain momentum. Just four minutes into the second half, the Gophers added their second goal of the day, and kept building on it. Goals were added in the 55th, 65th, and 82nd minutes.
The Gophers ended the game with 17 shots, 10 of which were on goal. The Aggies tallied just three shots, none of which were on frame. Senior Sara Cobb minded the net for the first 68 minutes of the match, tallying five saves. Sophomore Maggie Richey then saw her first action of the season in Cobb's relief.
The Aggies have another long break now before returning to the Midwest next week. Utah State will play at Eastern Michigan on Friday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. (MT). The weekend will then continue in the non-conference finale at Oakland, on Sunday, Sept. 17, in a 10 a.m. match.
Fans can follow Utah State soccer on Twitter, @USUSoccer, on Instagram, @USUSoccer, as well as on Facebook, at /USUSoccer. Aggie fans can also follow Utah State Athletics on Twitter, @USUAthletics, on Instagram, @USUAthletics and on Facebook at /USUAthletics.
2017 End of Season Notes
Utah State soccer concluded the 2017 season with a 9-7-3 overall record, finishing eighth in the ...12/19/2017
Ashley Cardozo Earns United...
Utah State freshman midfielder Ashley Cardozo has been named to the United Soccer Coaches all-Wes...11/29/2017
Two USU Soccer Players Earn...
Two Utah State soccer players have been recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of...11/09/2017
Ashley Cardozo Earns All-Mo...
Utah State freshman midfielder Ashley Cardozo has earned all-Mountain West honors for the 2017...10/30/2017
Utah State Topped by Boise ...
Utah State soccer concluded its 2017 campaign Friday, as the Aggies dropped the regular season...10/27/2017
Utah State Soccer Has Been ...
Seven seniors who will play at Chuck & Gloria Bell Field for the last time Friday, reflect on...10/27/2017
Utah State Soccer Hosting...
Utah State soccer (9-6-3, 4-4-2 MW) is set to play its final match of the 2017 regular season...10/26/2017
Match Notes: Aggie Soccer...
Utah State soccer (9-6-3, 4-4-2 MW) is set to play its final match of the 2017 regular season...10/25/2017
Official Aggie Gear