USU Soccer Falls to Utah in Exhibition

Aug. 19, 2000

LOGAN, Utah - - A new offensive system for the Utah State women's soccer team would not be enough for USU to overtake Utah as the Aggies fell 1-3 in an exhibition game Saturday.

Trying a 4-3-3 offense versus last seasons 3-4-3 set up proved to be a difficult task for the Aggies as Utah seemed to overpower USU on both sides of the ball. The USU defense struggled against the Utes as Utah broke open the day's scoring early when junior Alli Cerruti knocked in the Utes first goal off a pass from sophomore Shauna Gurr. The Utes continued to dominate play as junior Amy Kofoed scored two more unanswered goals in the second half. USU attempted to rally late in the second half when freshmen Ally Clegg (Bountiful, Utah) scored the first goal of her collegiate career off a shot from fellow freshman Amber Tracy (Wellsville, Utah) in the 82:00 of play.

"It was disappointing," said head coach Stacey Enos. "We came out tentative. This is our own field and we've played with Utah a lot. It's not anything new or foreign so I was disappointed in the fact that we came out and weren't ready to play."

The Aggies will have a week to rest and regroup before taking on Dixie College at home in their second and final exhibition game, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. Utah State will then open the regular season at home against UNLV, Aug. 31.



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