Arizona Falls to Utah 2-1
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - In their second to last road match of the regular season, the Arizona Wildcats (8-5-1, 3-5-1) fell to the Utah Utes 2-1.
Both Arizona and Utah came out strong, taking eight shots and drawing three corners in the first 25 minutes of the match. In the 26th minute the Utes were able to score two back-to-back, leaving the score 2-0. The Cats fought hard to get on the board in the first 45 but came up short, entering the half scoreless. At the start of the second the Wildcats kicked it into high gear, with forward Jill Aguilera scoring Arizona's first goal in the 49th minute. Off an assist from Iliana Hocking, Aguilera was able to find the goal off of a long shot.
Defensive players Sabrina Enciso and Jordan Hall had fantastic afternoons with Enciso playing all 90 minutes and Hall taking three shots with one on goal. Enciso proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the second half as she repeatedly spoiled Utah's plans to enter the attacking third and take a shot at the box.
Taking 13 shots with six on goal and drawing five corners, the Cats were offensively holding their ground. Keeper Hope Hisey managed to pick up five saves bringing her growing total to 58 on the season.
49' Jill Aguilera
Arizona will travel north to Tempe, Ariz. to take on in-state rival Arizona State in the final match of the regular season. The match against the Devils will be on Friday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. MST.