State colleges: Utah women's soccer team defeats Washington
Freshman defender Megan Trabert buried a first-half header, and sophomore midfielder Harley Spier scored for the second consecutive game as the Utah women's soccer team defeated Washington 2-0 Sunday at Ute Field.
In the 38th minute, Utah's McKel Wall slid a pass to Avery Ford, who lofted a cross to the far post. The 5-foot-10 Trabert outjumped the Washington defense and slammed a header past Washington goalkeeper Kari Davidson for her first career goal.
Spier delivered an insurance goal in the 67th minute, off the rebound on a long-range shot by Ford, and Utah (7-2-2, 2-1-0 Pac-12) completed a weekend sweep after beating Washington State 2-1 in overtime on Friday.
"We didn't start very well on Friday so today the team was really focused on starting well and taking it to Washington on our home field," said Utah coach Rich Manning. "Clearly we did a great job of that. We executed well, we put pressure on them and we were unlucky not to have another goal or two. I was really proud of that. The first half was one of our best performances of the year, no question. Washington is a very good team and they showed their character by pushing back in the second half for sure."
Utah goalkeeper Lindsey Luke made seven saves to earn the shutout.
Loyola Marymount 3, Utah Valley 2 • In Los Angeles, Regan Benson and McKell Salmon scored second-half goals for the Wolverines, but their rally from a 3-0 deficit came up short.
Utah St. 0, Denver 0 (2OT) • In Denver, freshman goalkeeper Jeannie Woller made six saves as the Aggies battled the 18th-ranked Pioneers to a tie.
Weber St. 1, Southern Utah 0 • In Ogden, Brecken Holbrook scored off Chansi Crompton's free kick in the 52nd minute to lift the Wildcats (4-9-0, 2-2-0 Big Sky) over the Thunderbirds (1-7-1, 0-3-0). Ryann Waldman made three saves to earn the shutout.
Oregon St. 3, Utah 1 • In Corvallis, Ore., the Utes (9-8, 0-4 Pac-12) lost 26-24, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22 despite getting 14 kills and 11 digs from Chelsey Shofield.
In Boise, Idaho, Utah State's McKenzie Davis won the Blue Flight singles title at the Jack Taylor Classic, defeating Boise State's Marlena Pietzuch 6-1, 6-4.
Davis also teamed with Jaci West to win the Blue Flight doubles title, beating Pietzuch and Sandy Vo 8-3.