Junior midfielder Harley Spier scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season.
Nov. 2, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. - The University of Utah women's soccer team (8-8-3, 3-7-1 Pac-12) finished the regular season with a 1-1 draw at Colorado (8-8-4, 2-7-2 Pac-12). Junior midfielder Harley Spier was the Utes' goal scorer as she netted her team-best fifth goal of the season.
Trailing 1-0, Utah found the equalizer in the 35th minute on a hustle play that Ute fans have become familiar with from Spier. Sophomore midfielder Katie Taylor (Kaysville, Utah) fired a shot that hit the left post and rebounded out front, where Spier was there to clean up the rebound for her fifth goal of the season. Spier has scored three times this season on put-backs following a teammate's shot and a rebound.
Colorado took an early lead just under two minutes into the game as Madison Krauser took a shot that was initially saved by Utah freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Luke. Luke couldn't hang on to it however and the rebound fell straight to the foot of Shaye Marshall, who buried it for the 1-0 lead.
Utah had two point-blank chances in heavy traffic in front of the CU goal in the second half but was unable to slide it past substitute goalkeeper Kayla Millar, who entered the game in the first half after starter Annie Brunner left the game with a head injury.
Utah out-shot Colorado, 15-13, but shots-on-goal went 6-5 in favor of the Buffs. The Utes held an 8-7 edge in corner kicks, while also getting whistled for 12 fouls to CU's seven.
Utah finishes the season with a .500 record or better for the 15th time in 18 seasons in program history.