Women’s Soccer Falls to Boise State
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah women's soccer team was looking for their first 2-0 start since the 2017 season but were defeated on Sunday afternoon by Boise State, 1-0.
Utah (1-1-0) finished the contest with 10 shots while limiting Boise State to six. Courtney Talbot and Eden Jacobsen led the way with the three shots each in the match.
In the first half, the Utes pressured the Broncos (1-0-0). Talbot had the first shot of the game that went wide. A few minutes later, Jacobsen had a shot on goal that Boise State saved. The Utes continued to have shot attempts but couldn't find the back of the net.
Late in the first half, Boise State's Mia Burns had a shot that went high of goal, and the game went scoreless into halftime.
Early in the second half, Taliana Kaufusi had a great scoring chance for the Utes. She beat her defender to the right and into the box and created space to fire a shot on goal, where Genevieve Crenshaw made the save and sent the ball over the net.
53' | A chance for Kaufusi is turned aside!
Still scoreless here in the second half
— Utah Women's Soccer (@UtahWSoccer) August 22, 2021
Three minutes later, Talbot created space and found Makayla Christensen, who fired a shot that went just wide of goal, keeping the game scoreless.
The game remained scoreless until the 74' minute of the contest. After the ball defeated off both teams in the box, the ball ended up at the feet of Kenzie MacMillan, who shot and scored the lone goal of the game.
The Utes continued to pressure for the final 16 minutes of the contest but couldn't find the back of the net. The Utes dropped their first game of the season, 1-0, to Boise State. Utah returns to the pitch this Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. (MT) when they travel to Denver, Colo., to face the University of Denver.