Oct. 23, 2008
OREM, Utah - The Utah Valley women's soccer team lost for the first time at home this season after Cal State Bakersfield scored three second-half goals defeat the Wolverines, 3-1, on Thursday afternoon. The loss also ended UVU's five-game winning streak and moved the home record to 5-1-1 in Orem.
"In the first half we had some goal scoring opportunities that we didn't put away that we should have," said UVU coach Brent Anderson. "We stuck with our same plan in the second half but we slowed down too much. Cal State Bakersfield played a good game. They tried to stretch us out in the second half and they were successful doing that."
Utah Valley (9-5-1) had a 1-0 lead at the half thanks to an own goal after Jennifer Lohner's cross was deflected into the goal by CSUB's (5-11-1) Raeanne Quaresma in the 17th minute.
Bakersfield tied the game in the 48th minute when Kristina Martin Del Campo scored an impressive goal from 30 yards out on an assist from Alexa Vickroy.
The Roadrunners took the lead when Vickroy floated a Veronica Ramos pass over the top of UVU goalkeeper Mallory Schott in the 56th minute.
Michelle Martinez gave CSUB an insurance goal in the 75th minute when she deflected in a Schott goal-kick for her third score of the season.
"We can't feel sorry for ourselves. That's the first thing I told them," said Anderson. "Soccer's a game of mistakes and it's how you fix it that's important. We made a mistake today, we've got to come out and fix it on Saturday and I think the girls will be prepared and ready to go."
The Wolverines will be right back in action on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Longwood in the final United Soccer Conference regular season game of the season. A win or a tie would give UVU the regular season USC title and the No. 1 seed in next week's conference tournament played in Farmville, Virginia. Utah Valley is currently 4-0-0 in the USC while Longwood enters the game 3-0-1.
Prior to the game five Wolverine seniors (Shantae Adams-Yeats
, Jenni Clough
, Schott, Ashley Skeen
and Kelley Thompson
) will be honored as part of Senior Day.