Swept off the field by Eastern Washington

Andelin Binford and Sayler Schlosser competing against Idaho’s team on Sept. 22.

Weber State University’s women’s soccer team fell 3–1 to Eastern Washington University on Sept. 25.

Eastern Washington scored 12 minutes into the first half, with their first goal being scored by Gillian Martin, assisted by Maddie Morgan. Six minutes later, Morgan scored another goal for Eastern Washington, making the score 2–0.

For the next 20 minutes, both teams went back and forth until Chloe Pattison for Eastern Washington scored the Eagle’s third goal.

At the end of the half, Eastern Washington was up 3–0, shutting the Wildcats out in the first half.

Coming out in the second half, the Wildcats came out with more energy and scored their first goal of the game. Wildcat forward Morgan Furmaniak scored the team’s first goal, assisted by Olivia Tucker.

The only penalty card given throughout the game was a yellow card for Weber State’s Rachel Twede. After the Wildcats scored, both teams played lock-down defense for the rest of the game, with no one scoring goals.

“It was frustrating to be down, but I think we did a good job of persevering and coming back and playing a better second half,” goalkeeper Mekell Moss said.

Moss said the mentality changed after they had come together as a team and focused on the defensive side of the ball.

In that second half, the Wildcats committed fewer fouls than the first, with only six. They had 14 fouls for the overall game. The whole game was physical, with 31 fouls between both teams.

Moss said that, as a team, they need to be better on the defensive side of the ball and work on making their shots when they get the opportunity to score.

“It sucks. It’s not what we wanted. We just have to move forward to the next game,” forward Morgan Furmaniak said about the loss.

Furmaniak said that, going into the next game, they want to play in front of their fans, be proud of what they do as a team and be there for one another to achieve at the highest level.

The Wildcats face Northern Arizona University on Sept. 29, hoping to break their five-game losing streak in Ogden.