Women’s Soccer Shuts Out on the Road

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Kenzie Jones, Sports Editor, @KenzieScribbler

Utah Valley University’s women’s soccer team heads home after after completing a weekend road sweep. The Wolverines defeated Bakersfield on Friday and shutout Western Athletic Conference foe, Grand Canyon, on Sunday at GCU Soccer Field. The final score of the match being 2-0.

Sydney Fitzpatrick placed UVU on the scoreboard in the 32nd minute by putting the ball expertly in the back of the net for her first goal of the season. The whole even started when Sara Callster dribbled the ball hard down the field and found an opening for a pass to Kali Stubbs. From there it was quick work for Stubbs to send the ball a cross to Fitzpatrick, enabling her to make the goal.

It wasn’t until the 55th minute that the Wolverines were able to make their insurance goal, when midfielder Kim Stratford rebounded a save and smashed the ball towards its resting place in the back of the net. Kasandra Anderson is credited with the assist on the score. The goal also marks Stratford’s third of the season.

It comes as no surprise to a fan of the lady Wolverines that keeper Jessica Duffin led the team to their win with her outstanding defensive play. The impressive six saves recored in the game on Sunday helped a great deal to securing her WAC-leadingn fifth shutout of the year.

The lady Wolverines now return home for their next pair of matches. The first will take place on Friday, October 10th at 7:30p.m. MT. The women’s match will follow directly behind the next men’s game.

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