Utah State Soccer Closes Out Regular Season Hosting Fresno State on Sunday
USU will honors its five seniors on Sunday against Fresno State.

 
USU will honors its five seniors on Sunday against Fresno State.
 
 

Oct. 29, 2011

LOGAN, Utah - - Utah State women's soccer will conclude the regular season hosting Fresno State on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. The Aggies have a chance to clinch its third Western Athletic Conference regular-season title in four years on Sunday with a win or a tie. USU has claimed WAC titles in 2008 and a share of the title in 2010.

USU will honor its five seniors Molli Merrill, Summer Tillotson, Shantel Flanary, Marissa Sanchez and Chandra Salmon-Christensen prior to the match against the Bulldogs.

With the victory on Friday, Utah State improves to 13-4-1 overall and 4-1-1 in WAC action. The Aggies have won five-straight matches, which is their second streak of that length this season. With the win, the Aggies tied a school record with their 13th win of the season. This is the first time that USU has reached the 13-win mark during the regular season as the 2008 team earned its 13th win at the WAC Tournament.

Fresno State is the only team in the WAC that Utah State doesn't have a winning record against, holding a 2-6-2 record against the Bulldogs.

Fresno State is 10-4-4 overall this season with a solid 4-1-1 league record. The Bulldogs have WAC wins against Nevada, Idaho, San Jose State and Louisiana Tech along with a tie against New Mexico State and a loss at Hawai`i. Callie Hancock leads the Bulldog offense with 11 goals and three assists for 25 points. Katie DeVault has started 16 of Fresno State's 17 matches this season. She has allowed 21 goals in 17 matches for a 1.18 GAA. She has 100 saves this season.

With two assists against Idaho on Oct. 21, Flanary tied Aggie-great Lindsey Smart (2006-09) with 15 career assists. The senior added a goal in the Aggies' win against San Jose State to lead the team with 10 goals. Flanary now has 83 career points which puts her one behind Lauren Hansen (2007-10) in career points. Hansen set the record of 84 last season.

 

 

Following the conclusion of the regular season, Utah State will prepare for the WAC Tournament which will be held in Fresno, Calif. Nov. 3-4, 6. The Aggies will be either the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the tournament.

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