SOCCER: Southern Utah University ran its home winning streak against Western Illinois to 4-0-0 as the Thunderbirds posted a 3-2 victory over the Westerwinds on the soccer pitch Thursday evening. The win is the second straight for the T-Birds, moving their record to 2-5-0, while WIU drops to 3-3-2.
The scoring began for the Thunderbirds in the 7th minute when Shaley Ipson-Allen broke the all-time career points mark with a shot that passed in front of the goal at a sharp angle but found the back of the net. Fellow senior Erica Berlin was credited with the assist.
Western Illinois tied the game in the 25th minute as Ashley Hoch took a Jennifer Green pass from the corner and blasted the ball into the goal. The 1-1 score would extend through the half.
Southern Utah broke through early in the second as Erin Marble recorded one of her two goals on a header. The ball was played in by Ipson-Allen, adding to her record-setting night. Marble's second goal, ultimately the game winner, came in the 76th minute as her strike from 22 yards bent into the top far post. Freshman Riley Bassett was credited with the assist.