Oct. 27, 1997
Utah (9-8-0, 3-2-0 WAC) hosts the Weber State Wildcats, Tues., Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. The game will be played on Ute field. Following their WSU appointment, the Utes travel to Texas to take on TCU and SMU. The Utes play SMU on Fri., Oct. 31 at 3:00 p.m. The Utah-TCU game is scheduled for Sun., Nov. 2 at 1:00 p.m.
|Karen Boardman scored her fifth goal of the season against BYU.|
After exhausting all tie-breaking procedures, the Western Athletic Conference ruled a coin toss would determine the Pacific Division's second seed into the WAC Tournament. Utah won the flip and the No. 2 seed. San Jose State got the third seed and Fresno State was No. 4.
Brigham Young defeated Utah in sudden death overtime, 3-2, in Provo on Oct. 23. Scoring for Utah were Aly Hill and Karen Boardman, with assists from Tara McNeil and Becky Hatch.
Utes to Watch
Sophomore Karen Boardman scored her fifth goal of the season against Brigham Young. The defender is third on the team in goals and points (five goals for ten points). Staci Burt leads Utah with 22 points (nine goals and four assists.)
Weber State is currently 13-3-1 and 2-1 in the Big Sky Conference. SMU has a 12-4-0 season mark and leads the WAC Mountain Division with a 5-0-0 ledger. The Mustangs are ranked No. 17 in the nation. TCU, also a member of the WAC Mountain Division, is 8-9-0 (2-3-0 WAC).
Coach Amy Freeman Winslow
"Weber State is always a difficult game; they (the Wildcats) play us extremely hard. We need to execute well and play organized. We had the weekend off, so hopefully the team will be fresh. It will be great to play SMU before the tournament. I am interested to see what they are like and get a feel for them. Playing a top 20 team is great for our record and the program. We are hoping to play well against them and prove that we can contend with a ranked team."
Overall WAC Team W-L-T W-L-T Brigham Young 16-1-0 4-1-0 Utah 9-8-0 3-2-0 San Jose State 9-6-1 3-2-0 Fresno State 11-7-0 3-2-0 San Diego State 8-6-1 2-3-0 Hawai'i 6-11-1 0-5-0Utah Women's Soccer Schedule and Results