WOMEN'S SOCCER: Utah Valley and Idaho State fought to a scoreless tie in double-overtime as the Wolverines (3-0-1) remained undefeated on Thursday afternoon at Clyde Field.
Despite neither team scoring, there was a flurry of action late in regulation and both overtimes. Goalkeepers Mallory Schott (UVU) and Bailey Williams (ISU) both came up with crucial saves late in each period.
"I was impressed with both teams. They both came prepared to battle today and it was a good show," said UVU head coach Brent Anderson. "To come away zero-zero, you feel a little unfortunate you didn't win but also a little fortunate that you didn't lose."
Schott, the reigning Great West Conference Defensive Player of the Week, finished the game with a season-high eight saves for Utah Valley (3-0-1) while Bailey recorded six for the Bengals (2-3-1). The shutout for Schott is also the first of her career.
The Wolverines play at Southern Utah on Saturday at 2 p.m.
"There was great goalkeeping on both sides. They were both very active taking charge. I'm very impressed with Mallory, she's a great leader for this team and really covered her goal well and kept the team in the game."
Williams recorded a save with just over a minute to go in regulation on a Kaitlyn Thomas shot. Following Thomas' shot, Nicole Archibald nearly scored what would have been the game-winner but was whistled for a foul when she collided with Williams.
In the first overtime, Jaime Lyons had another close call for Utah Valley but her attempt at a game-winner was thwarted by a sliding Williams in the 99th minute.
In the 108th minute, Katey Turner nearly ended it again for the Wolverines when she broke free from her defender just inside the box but Williams made a great save.
Up next for the Wolverines is their only instate matchup of the year at Southern Utah on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.