Wildcat Soccer Team Falls at Utah, 4-1

Sept. 30, 2001

Salt Lake City, Utah (Sept. 30) -- After giving up three first-half goals, the University of Arizona women's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision at Utah on Sunday.

The Utes struck barely 10 minutes into the match, a goal by Katie Tate, then Julie Herdic put Utah up 2-0 by connecting on a penalty kick in the 37th minute. With less than three minutes to play in the first half, Missy Dennis sent the Utes to 3-0 before halftime.

Arizona freshman midfielder Vanesha Bailey finally broke the shutout for the Cats early in the second half, scoring her fourth goal of the season at 55:02. The Wildcats were unable to make any other gains offensively, and Utah put the cap on the win with a goal at 72:05.

Senior goalkeeper Shannon Monti played all 90 minutes in the nets for Arizona, collecting three saves, as Utah out-shot Arizona, 12-5. Wildcat freshman forward Candice Wilks had a pair of shots, while Bailey and sophomores Sierra Cristiano and Liz Bartlett had one shot apiece. Wilks, Bailey and Bartlett each had shots on-goal.

The loss was Arizona's second of the weekend and sent the Wildcats to 3-3-1 on the year. On a three-game win streak, Utah improved its mark to 5-2-0 overall.

Arizona continues its six-game road swing with two matches in Colorado next weekend. The Cats play at Denver on Friday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. MDT, then they take on Air Force on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 12 p.m. MDT in Colorado Springs.



        1   2   FUtah    3   1   4Arizona 0   1   1

Utah - Tate (Brower) 9:49
Utah - Herdic (penalty kick) 36:08
Utah - Dennis (unassisted) 42:36
Arizona - Bailey (unassisted) 55:02
Utah - Kofoed (Tate/Maxwell) 72:05

Shots: Arizona - 5, Utah - 12
Shots on Goal: Arizona - 3, Utah - 7
Corner Kicks: Arizona - 7, Utah - 7
Fouls: Arizona - 17, Utah - 14
GK Saves: Arizona - 3 (Monti 3), Utah - 2 (Asay -2)
Attendance: 368
Records: Arizona 3-3-1, Utah 5-2-0

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