Wolverines Drop Tough 2-1 Decision at Seattle

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM Nicole Archibald Spencer
WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM
Nicole Archibald Spencer
WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM

Sept. 29, 2010

Box Score

SEATTLE, Washington -- Utah Valley University soccer dropped the opening match of a two-game road swing in the Pacific Northwest, 2-1, at Seattle University on Wednesday.

The Wolverines (3-7-0) fell despite taking an early lead when Nicole Archibald Spencer scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 17th minute. Seattle (8-4-0) would tie it 11 minutes later on a Kara Kuttler goal assisted by Kat Prati.

The score remained 1-1 until early in the second half when the Redhawks got the game-winner on a scramble off of a corner kick. In the 54th minute, Kassandra Riozzi's kick was deflected in front of the goal and ruled to have crossed the goal line, giving Seattle the lead for good.

"It's disappointing because defensively we played well and were focused and sharp," said UVU head coach Brent Anderson. "Seattle's a good team and I thought we played well but just couldn't generate enough attack."

Seattle had a big advantage offensively, out-shooting the Wolverines 28-7 overall and 8-1 on goal and a 8-0 edge in corner kicks. Wolverine goalkeeper Lauren Sack finished with six saves.

Utah Valley will wrap up the trip on Friday at 1 p.m. MT/noon PT at Portland State. Following Friday's contest, the Wolverines return home to host Houston Baptist next Friday, Oct. 8, in the Great West Conference opener.