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USU soccer: Aggies close out homestand against in-state rival Utah Valley on Monday

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, Aug. 26 2013 1:00 p.m. MDT

LOGAN — Utah State soccer returns to the pitch Monday, taking on in-state rival Utah Valley at Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field at 4 p.m.

The match brings back former Aggie assistant coaches as Wolverine head coach Brent Anderson and assistant coach Alyssa Lowry were former USU assistants under head coach Heather Cairns. Lowry was also a four-year lettererwinner for USU from 2005-08.

The Aggies are 1-0-0 this season after defeating Creighton, 3-0, in their season opener on Aug. 23. Three different USU players found the back of the net.

Two freshmen wasted no time getting points on the board in their Utah State debuts. Freshman midfielder/forward Jessica Brooksby scored the Aggies’ third goal of the match. Fellow rookie midfielder Jayne Robison passed the ball to junior forward Lauren Roundy for the game-winning goal.

Utah State holds a 4-1-0 overall series record against Utah Valley. Last season in Orem, the Aggies defeated the Wolverines in overtime, 2-1. Kendra Pemberton scored the golden goal in the 96th minute to give USU the win. Jade Tarver scored Utah State’s other goal in the match in the first half.

The Wolverines are 0-1-0 this season after dropping their season opener, 3-2, against USU’s next opponent, UTEP, in El Paso on Aug. 23. Haley Curtis and Kali Stubbs scored UVU’s two goals.

Following the match against the Wolverines, Utah State hits the road to take on UTEP in El Paso, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.

Live stats for Monday's match will also be available on the USU Athletic website. There will not be any video streaming available for the match.

Admission to all home USU soccer matches at Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field is free.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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