Utah Valley's bid at a WAC regular season title fell just short as the Wolverines dropped a 1-0 decision to Seattle U in the regular season finale Saturday night at Championship Field.
With the win, Seattle U (13-2-3, 8-0-2) clinches its third-straight conference crown and earns the No. 1 seed at next week's WAC Tournament in Bakersfield, California. Utah Valley (12-6-1, 7-2-1) finishes second in the conference standings and secures the No. 2 seed and a first round bye at the tournament.
"It's obviously a disappointing result, especially with how well I thought the team played tonight," Utah Valley head coach Brent Anderson said. "I have to give Seattle credit. They made the most of their limited opportunities. We are still in a great place for the conference tournament and I know the team will rebound and will be ready to compete in Bakersfield."
Seattle U's Karli White scored the lone goal of the match in the 53rd minute as she received a wide cross from teammate Julia Moravec and put it in the back of the net for the game-winning score.
Utah Valley created opportunities and out-shot the Redhawks, 7-5, including a 5-3 shots on goal advantage. Taylor Kirk led the Wolverines with two shots, both of which were on net.
Utah Valley now preps for next week's WAC Tournament in Bakersfield, California. The Wolverines earned a first round bye and will face the winner of the first round match between No. 3 Missouri-Kansas City and No. 6 UT Rio Grande Valley on Friday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. PT.
Jason Erickson works in the communications office at the Utah Valley University athletic department. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.