Soccer Stays Undefeated At Home With 4-0 Shutout Of Utah Valley State
Sept. 11, 2004
LOGAN, Utah - Playing in her first collegiate game at Utah State, freshman forward Lindsay Lauro scored the Aggies' first two goals of the match to pace USU to a 4-0 shutout of Utah Valley State here Saturday. In the Aggies' two home games this season they have outscored their opponents 8-0.
The win improved USU's record to 2-4 overall, while the Wolverines fell to 1-3-1 with the loss.
"I was thrilled with the way we were able to get some good runs at the ball within our attack," said head coach Heather Cairns. "Lindsay's first goal really set the tone for the game and gave us a big boost."
Coming off the bench for the Aggies, Lauro put USU up 1-0 on a left cross from Chanel Blaquiere at 32:31 in the match. Lauro didn't waist any time recording her second career goal as she put one past UVSC's keeper less than three minutes later. A scramble in front of the Wolverine goal ended when the ball popped up out of a group and Lauro headed the ball past UVSC's Natasha Bell.
Utah State didn't let up, keeping the pressure on Utah Valley State with another goal less than four minutes later. A give and go between Charity Weston and Nicole Gooch resulted in Gooch scoring her first goal of the season at 39:09.
"We did a great job of keeping the pressure on them and not allowing ourselves to be content with a two goal lead," added Cairns.
The Aggies outshot the Wolverines nine to five in the opening 45 minutes and recorded four corner kicks to their one.
Utah State's Dana Peart scored her first career goal and the final goal of the match on another scramble in front of the Wolverine net at 79:51. All of USU's goals were from players who came off the bench. The Aggies bench tallied nine points on the day, while the starters recorded one. The bench also outshot the starters eight to four.
With four saves on the day, Megan Mills surpassed Mackenzie Hyer (219) as the new career saves leader at USU (223).
"Megan is such a rock for us and it was good to see that she was able to break the record today," said Cairns.
Next week the Aggies play their fifth and sixth road matches of the 2004 season, travelling to Nevada on Fri. Sept. 17, and then heading further west to play Sacramento State on Sun., Sept. 19. Utah State and the WolfPack get under way at 7 p.m., while Sunday's match begins at 1 p.m.