Southern Utah kept up the pressure into the second half until Cook broke through the UND defense to score her second goal of the season. The freshman forward used a charging header to redirect a cross from Kristy Hendrickson into the back of the net to put the T-Birds out in front 1-0 in the seventieth minute.
The Thunderbirds continued to press the attack and seven minutes later Moreno was able to find the back of the net for her first career goal. The freshman defender collected a loose ball in the top right corner of the box and beat the goalkeeper with a shot to put her team up by a count of 2-0.
SUU wasn't done yet as Brinkman and Cook connected for a third Thunderbird goal in the match's final minute. The score moved Brinkman into a tie with Shaley Ipson Allen for first place in program history with 18 career goals and was her team-leading fourth of the season.
Charly Booth made six saves in the game to post her first shutout of the season and freshman Madison Wood led SUU with four shots. As a team the Thunderbirds held a 17-10 advantage in the shot column and took 12 corner kicks, the second-highest total in program history.
WEBER STATE SOCCER: HILLSBORO, Ore. — The Weber State University women's soccer team saw its three-match winning streak and 403-minute shutout streak both come bto an end on Sunday afternoon.
Portland State's Amanda Howie scored from 35 yards out into the upper right corner in the 83rd minute, taking advantage of the short-sided
Wildcats in a 1-0 victory at Hillsboro Stadium.
Weber State played the final 32:30 of the match with a man-disadvantage after freshman forward Mackenzie Harrison was sent off.
The loss dropped the Wildcats to 4-3-0 (12 points) and into fifth place in the Big Sky Conference standings with just two matches remaining.
Weber State hosts North Dakota and Northern Colorado this week, likely needing to win both matches to earn one of the four spots in next month's conference tournament.
The match between the two league heavyweights was razor thin until the ejection, with each side recording three shots on goal and the Vikings holding a slim 10-7 advantage in total shots.
After gaining the advantage, Portland State (5-2-1 BSC, 16 points) outshot Weber State 10-2. Howie's goal was the first allowed by Weber State in 403 minutes, dating back to Northern Arizona's 39th minute goal on Sept. 28.
Kickoff between Weber State and North Dakota (0-7-0 BSC) is set for 3 p.m. at Wildcat Soccer Field on Thursday afternoon, with the Wildcats' regular-season finale set for Saturday at noon against Northern Colorado.
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