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2004 Utah Women's Soccer Recap




Feb. 14, 2005

Season Summary
Conference championships and NCAA appearances have become the norm for Utah under head coach Rich Manning. In Manning's third season at the U., the Utes went 13-6-3, won the Mountain West Conference Tournament for the second straight year, and advanced to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament. Utah fell to Colorado (3-0) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 12 in Portland, Ore. The Utes placed fourth in the MWC during the regular season with a 3-2-1 record.

MWC Championship Rewind
After persevering through numerous injuries during the regular season, Utah regrouped to win the Mountain West Conference Championship in Provo, Utah, earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Entering the championship as the No. 4 seed, Utah defeated Wyoming (1-0) in the quarterfinals and got past No. 1 seed UNLV (2-0) in the second round. Utah and San Diego battled to a 1-1 tie after two overtimes in the championship game. The Utes prevailed 4-3 in the shootout.

Making the all-tournament team for Utah were Kiley Jones (MF, Fr.), Tracy Stratton Garner (MF, Sr.), Hailey Marsh (MF, So.) and Amanda Feigt (F, So.). Lauren Field (F, Sr.) received the Sportsmanship Award.

Second-Most Wins In School History
Utah's 13 wins in 2004 equaled the second-best mark in the 10-year history of the program. The Utes also got 13 wins in 2002 (13-4-3), 2000 (13-7-1) and 1999 (13-7-0). Utah set the school single-season wins record with 16 victories in 2004.

Soccer Buzz Honors
Tracy Stratton Garner was named second team all-West Region, while Kiley Jones made the all-West Region freshman team by Soccer Buzz Magazine.

All-MWC Honors
Sophomore forward Amanda Feigt, senior midfielder Tracy Stratton Garner were named first team all-Mountain West Conference. Earning second team all-league honors were freshman midfielder Kiley Jones and junior forward Kim Lloyd.

Academic All-MWC Honors
Fourteen Utah women's soccer student-athletes were named to the 2004 fall semester Academic All-Mountain West team. To be eligible for selection student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.

Utes making the team were Emily Campbell (Freshman, 3.61, Nursing), Chelsea Card (Freshman, 3.53, Undeclared), Whitney Dorsey (Freshman, 3.00, Undeclared), Amanda Feigt (Sophomore, 3.02, Pre-Physical Therapy), Julie Herdic (Senior, 3.30, Exercise and Sport Science), Kiley Jones (Freshman, 3.68, Undeclared), Kim Lloyd (Junior, 3.44, Communication), Hailey Marsh (Sophomore, 3.44, Communication), Ashley Mason (Sophomore, 3.70, Exercise and Sport Science), Erin Pruitt (Senior, 3.24, Communication), Amanda Sanchez (Freshman, 3.16, Undeclared), Tracy Stratton Garner (Senior, 3.05, Accounting), Melissa Wayman (Sophomore, 3.70, Biology), and Carisse Winegar (Junior, 3.07, Exercise and Sport Science).

NCAA Statistical Rankings
Utah ranked 59th in goals against average (.919), tied for 95th in shutout percentage (0.36) and tied for 139th in scoring offense (1.50 goals per game).

Utah Ranks In Top 40 In Attendance
In its first season of charging admission to home games, Utah ranked 37th in the NCAA in attendance in 2004. The Utes drew 6,090 fans for an average of 609 fans over 10 games.

Mountain West Statistical Rankings
In the final MWC team rankings, Utah was third in shots (278), first in points (101), first in goals per game (1.50), first in assists per game (1.59), third in goals against average (0.92), fourth in saves (91), third in shutouts (8), first in corners (130).

In the final MWC individual rankings, Chelsea Card was eighth in goals per game (0.24), tied for second in game-winning goals (0.14) ... Glennis Donnelly was fifth goals against average (0.96), ninth in saves per game (3.20), tied for sixth in shutouts (2.0) ... Whitney Dorsey was tied for fifth in assists per game (0.23) ... Amanda Feigt was sixth in shots per game (2.14), fourth in points per game (0.77), tied for fifth in goals per game (0.27), tied for fifth in assists per game (0.23) ... Kiley Jones was 10th in assists per game (0.18) ... Kim Lloyd was fifth in shots per game (2.19), fifth in points per game (0.75), first in assists per game (0.50) ... Hailey Marsh was sixth in points per game (0.74), fourth in goals per game (0.32), tied for second in game-winning goals (0.16) ... Ashley Mason was fourth in goals against average (0.91), sixth in saves per game (3.89), tied for third in shutouts (6.0) ... Melissa Wayman was 10th in points per game (0.55), tied for fifth in goals per game (0.27).

Against Ranked Teams
Utah is 5-2 against NSCAA/adidas Top 25 teams under Rich Manning. The Utes' most recent win over a Top 25 team was 2-1 over No. 7 UCLA on Oct. 1. It was Utah's only game against a ranked team in 2004. Utah was 2-1 against NSCAA/adidas Top 25 teams in 2003. The Utes defeated No. 5 Florida (1-0) on Sept. 28 and No. 17 Michigan (4-1) on Aug. 31 at Ute Field. They lost at No. 6 Texas A&M (1-0) on Sept. 5.

Career Records
Ashley Mason moved into third place in goalkeeper saves (132) and third place in goalkeeper shutouts (14.2).

Season Records
Kim Lloyd moved into a tie for fourth place in assists (8) ... Ashley Mason took over fourth place in goals against average (.911) and tied for fourth place goalkeeper shutouts (6).

MWC Players Of The Week
Chelsea Card (Offensive) - Sept. 20-26
Chelsea Card (Offensive) - Sept. 27-Oct. 3
Melissa Wayman (Defensive) - Sept. 27-Oct .3
Ashley Mason (Defensive) - Oct. 18-24

Soccer America Team of the Week
Melissa Wayman - Sept. 27-Oct. 3
Chelsea Card - Sept. 20-26

Team Awards (voted by players and coaches)
Most Improved Player - Emily Campbell
Rookie of the Year - Kiley Jones
Most Inspirational Player - Glennis Donnelly
Offensive Player of the Year - Hailey Marsh
Defensive Player of the Year - Melissa Crespo
Most Valuable Player - Tracy Stratton Garner
Academic Excellence Award - Katie Battazzo

Utah's Postseason History

  • Utah's all-time postseason record is 10-7-3, including a 1-2-1 mark in the NCAA Championships.
  • The Utes have made three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, all coming under Rich Manning. In 2002, Utah defeated BYU (3-2 OT) in the first round and lost to Portland (3-0) in the second round in Provo, Utah. In 2003, the Utes tied Idaho State (0-0 OT) with the Bengals advancing in a shootout. Last season, Utah lost to Colorado (3-0) in the first round in Portland, Ore.
  • The Utes are 9-5-2 in conference tournaments, including an 8-4-2 mark in Mountain West Conference Tournament play. The Utes have never lost in the quarterfinals. Utah was eliminated in the semifinals three times (1999, 2001 and 2002), fell in the championship game in 2000, and won the tournament title in 2003 and 2004.

    Manning's Mark
    Rich Manning is 42-12-8 in three years at Utah. Last season he guided Utah to its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, its second consecutive MWC Tournament title and a 13-6-3 overall record. In 2003, the NSCAA/adidas and Soccer Buzz named Manning the 2003 West Region Coach of the Year. He was also named the U.'s 2003-04 Don Reddish Coach of the Year. The Utes went 16-2-2, won the MWC regular-season (6-0-0) and tournament titles, and went to the NCAA Tournament. In 2002, Manning led Utah to a 13-4-3 mark, including a 4-1-1 record in Mountain West play, and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Before joining the Utah program, Manning was an assistant and associate head coach at Santa Clara (1998-2001).

    2004 Ute Notes

  • Before falling to Colorado in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Utes had lost just once in their pervious nine games by recording six wins and two ties. The only loss during that stretch was to BYU (2-1) on Oct. 30 in the final game of the regular season, snapping a season-best tying four game winning streak.
  • The Utes are 13-3-2 in Mountain West Conference regular-season games in three years under Rich Manning. Utah went 6-0-0 in MWC play to claim its first outright league title in school history in 2003, following a 4-1-1 record and a second-place finish in 2002. Utah finished fourth in the Mountain West Conference with a 3-2-1 record in 2004.
  • The Utes held eight teams scoreless in 2004. Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Mason accounted for six of those shutouts. Senior Glennis Donnelly had two shutouts in four games in front of the net.
  • The Utes scored a season-high four goals against both Washington State on Sept. 23 and Air Force on Oct. 14. Utah also scored three goals twice last season.
  • The Utes had balanced scoring attack in 2004 with 11 players accounting for at least one goal. Sophomore forwards Amanda Feigt and Hailey Marsh both had a team-best six goals. Freshman forward Chelsea Card had three goals. Junior forward Kim Lloyd had a team-best eight assists, while freshman midfielder Whitney Dorsey had six assists.
  • Utah outshot its opponents 278-198 and had a 130-77 advantage in corner kicks.
     

     

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