U.’s offense gets its health back

first_imgThe Utah soccer team’s scoring woes from a couple of weeks ago appear to be over.Following up on a three-goal performance in their last game, the Utes scored two first-half goals and cruised to a 2-0 victory over Wyoming Thursday night at Ute Field.Freshman Adele Letro scored her seventh goal of the season in the 19th minute, and Chelsea Card added her first of the year in the 33rd minute to give the Utes all they needed for the win.The victory keeps the Utes atop the Mountain West Conference standings at 3-0 and improves their overall record to 10-5.”It’s nice to score,” said Utah coach Rich Manning, who saw his team lose four straight games without scoring a goal. “When we were going through the losing streak, we were playing very well, just not finishing.”Now we’re finding a good rhythm with our team, and I’m pleased with our offensive play.”Letro got the Utes on the board with a 10-yard shot to the lower left corner off an assist by Amanda Feigt.Manning said Feigt had a “terrific game” on the right wing and was happy to see Letro score again.”Adele’s just starting to feel comfortable with college soccer,” he said. “She’s causing teams fits.”Card put in a rebound shot off a shot by Katy Reineke to make it 2-0 at the 32:58 mark. Last week, the Utes had grabbed a 2-0 lead on New Mexico, only to see it evaporate in a 12-second span. This time Utah kept the Cowgirls out of the net.Ashley Mason made four saves on the night, and the Ute defense limited Wyoming’s chances.The Utes play Air Force Saturday at 1 p.m. in their final home game. Forward Kim Lloyd, the only senior on the team, will be playing her final home game. Saturday will also mark Utah’s first-ever Alumni Reunion Day with several Ute soccer alums being recognized and joining the 2005 team in signing autographs after the game. E-mail: [email protected]last_img

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