Wolverines Fall in Sunday Matinee in Seattle

Nicole Slater

Sept. 23, 2012

Box Score

SEATTLE -- Utah Valley University soccer dropped a 4-2 decision on Sunday afternoon at Seattle University. Regan Benson scored her team-leading fourth goal while freshman Kali Stubbs recorded her first career goal in the second half.

The loss drops the Wolverines to 1-8-1 while Seattle improves to 5-5 on the year including 4-1 at home on Championship Field.

"We had some good individual performances today. Regan played well and Lexi Robison really held things together in the middle. For Kali, she's done a nice job the last two games and it's good see her get that goal," said head coach Brent Anderson. "The team is emotionally spent and I could see that prior to the game, but we'll re-group and re-focus and get on track."

After an early SU goal by Stephanie Verdoia less than four minutes in, Benson knotted the match at 1-1 in the 16th minute on an assist from Haley Curtis.

The Redhawks regained the lead in the 23rd minute on a Melissa Busque goal and paired that with a goal by Heather Thomas six minutes later to take a 3-1 lead into the half.

Kiana Kraft gave Seattle U a three-goal cushion in the 60th minute before Stubbs trimmed the deficit back to two, four minutes later. After Stubbs' goal, Utah Valley was limited to just three shots the rest of the way, unable to mount a charge to get any closer.

Both teams were accurate on goal; Seattle connected on four-of-six shots on goal and UVU scored its two goals on three SOG. The Redhawks held a 23-13 edge in overall shots.

Lexi Dunn, Kelsey Cook and Nicole Slater each played all 90 minutes for the Wolverines.



The Wolverines will return to Utah to play the fourth of six straight games away from home on Thursday, at 12th-ranked BYU. The match is schedule for 7 p.m. and will air live on BYU TV.