UVU soccer: Utah Valley defeats New Mexico State at Clyde Field, 5-2

Amber Tripp and Breanna DeWaal each recorded a brace with two goals apiece to lead the Utah Valley University women’s soccer team to a 5-2 come-from-behind win over Western Athletic Conference foe New Mexico State on Thursday night at Clyde Field.

Utah Valley improves to 6-10 overall and 2-1 in WAC play. New Mexico State falls to 7-7-2 overall and 1-1-1 in league play. With the five goals against New Mexico State, the Wolverines have scored 14 goals in their last two matches.

“I was happy with the way we reacted when we went down 1-0,” said Utah Valley head coach Chris Lemay. “I thought that showed a lot of maturity in our players. We stuck to our game plan and capitalized on the opportunities that we created. We were good in the final third tonight and I thought we were pretty explosive. Overall, we’re thrilled with the game.”

Utah Valley fell behind early as New Mexico State’s Devin Hart received a cross from the right side and scored to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute.

The Wolverines registered the equalizer in the 23rd minute as DeWaal fed a ball down the right side of the field to a streaking Leesa Stowe, who then crossed it to Tripp on the left side of the box. Tripp one-touched it into the left side of the net to tie the game at 1-1.

Tori Smith gave the Wolverines a 3-1 advantage in the 51st minute as Breanna McCarter raced down the right side of the field and then sent a cross toward the top of the box that deflected off the NMSU keeper. Smith found the deflection and pushed the ball into the back of …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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