Quantcast

UVU soccer: Wolverines close regular season Monday vs. Delaware State

By Kellen Hiser

For the Deseret News

Published: Sunday, Oct. 28 2012 4:34 p.m. MDT

OREM, Utah – The Utah Valley University women's soccer team will look to close out a perfect Great West Conference season when it welcomes Delaware State to Clyde Field on Monday night. The regular season finale will kick off under the lights at 7 p.m.

UVU (6-11-1, 4-0-0 GWC) has already clinched its second consecutive GWC Regular Season title, sealing the crown when DSU (3-9-1, 2-2-0 GWC) fell to Houston Baptist 2-0 on Saturday. But the Wolverines, who are 25-3-1 all-time in the GWC, will look to go unblemished in its final GWC season with a win over the Hornets on Monday night.

UVU had its five-match winning streak snapped Friday night as it fell to Montana 1-0. A Grizzly goal only 90 seconds before the halftime whistle proved the difference for the Big Sky Conference regular season co-champions.

Senior forward Regan Benson leads the Wolverines in goals with seven and points with 16. Sophomore Lexi Robison and juniors Natalie Baker and Haley Curtis are next with three scores each this season. Curtis also has three assists this season, tying her for the team lead with defenders Kelsey Cook and Lexi Dunn.

Junior Lauren Sack holds a 4-6-0 record as goalkeeper for UVU, recording 68 saves and a 1.50 goals against average this season. Sack and the Wolverine defense have allowed just two goals in the last six games, including only one goal in conference play.

Delaware State currently sits in third place in the GWC standings, following its loss to Houston Baptist on Saturday. The Hornets were the only team to defeat UVU last season, picking up a 2-1 win in Dover.

"We realize that Delaware State was the only team to beat us in conference last season, so we're looking forward to the game," UVU head soccer coach Brent Anderson said. "The girls feel they have something prove and they'll be ready to play Monday night."

Freshman forward Taylor Addison leads DSU with four goals this season, followed by a pair from fellow forward, sophomore Chelsea Boursiquot.

Sophomore Katelyn Kosloski has seen the majority of time in goal for the Hornets, putting together a 2-8-1 record with 74 saves and a 1.90 goals against average.

UVU holds a 7-1-0 advantage all-time against DSU.

As regular season champions, the Wolverines hold the top seed at the GWC Tournament, which begins Nov. 2 in Orem. UVU will look to become the first women's soccer team in league history to win back-to-back tournament championships.

Kellen Hiser is sports information assistant at Utah Valley University. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS