Aggie Soccer Release
Oct. 9, 2000
Upcoming Schedule Oct. 13 CS FULLERTON 3 p.m. Oct. 15 UC IRVINE 12 p.m.Contact: Laurie Cannon - (435) 797-2066
Coming off a 10-day break the Aggies resume conference play at home against Cal State Fullerton Fri., Oct. 13 at 3 p.m., and UC Irvine Sun., Oct. 15 at noon.
The Aggies take to the road to face two more conference opponents in UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine. USU will play the Gauchos Fri., Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. and then take on the Mustangs Sun., Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
CSUF, ranked third in the Big West, is 6-8 this season and 2-2 in conference play. The Titans split the weekends' action losing to Idaho in overtime (2-1) Friday, and shutting out Boise State (2-0) Sunday. All-time USU is 1-3 against the Titans. Utah State was victorious in the last meeting, winning 2-1 last season.
UC Irvine, the top ranked team in the Big West, is 8-3-2 overall and 3-1 in conference. The Anteaters are in the midst of a three game win streak and coming off two shutouts over conference opponents Boise State (2-0) and Idaho (2-0). The Aggies are 0-4 all-time against UC Irvine.
AGGIE HOT SHOTS
Senior Marnie Bartelson (Coupeville, Wash.) scored USU's lone goal in the Aggies 2-1 loss to Weber State last week. Bartelson's goal is her fourth of the season and the 11th of her career.
USU IN THE BIG WEST RANKING
Freshman Ally Clegg (Bountiful, Utah) is tied for eighth among individual scorers in the Big West averaging .80 points per game. Clegg is also fourth in assists (4) and 11th in points scored (8) in the conference standings.
Senior Marnie Bartelson (Coupeville, Wash.) ranks seventh in the Big West among individual scorers averaging .90 points per game. She is also tied for fifth in the conference in goals on the year, with four.
The Aggies are third in the Big West in total team offense, averaging 1.6 goals per game.
USU VS. WEBER STATE GAME RECAP
For the first time in two years Utah State's women's soccer team lost to in-state rival Weber State by a score of 2-1, Oct. 3.
"I think that we dominated them in the beginning but we just have to go for the kill," said head coach Stacey Enos. "The reason we lost is that we are too passive stepping to the ball and putting pressure on the ball. You can't be a step behind on this quick of a team, and I think that's what cost us the game."
The Aggies controlled the game in the first 25 minutes of play as senior Marnie Bartelson scored at the 5:34 mark. USU stayed in the lead for almost twenty minutes until WSU junior Shay Hansen scored off an assist from sophomore Eleshia Miltenberger in the 35th minute of play. Energized by it's last goal Weber State took control of the game and scored its second goal four minutes later. Freshman Deanna Petersen found the net and Miltenberger was again credited with the assist at 38:46.
The second half was a battle between both teams as each took eight shots at the net but neither could manage a score, leaving the Aggies with their second loss in as many games.
"Our midfield got popped and our forwards weren't helping out," said Enos. "We didn't come out with the intensity that we needed in the second half."
BIG WEST SOCCER STANDINGS