The Wildcats’ long-awaited win


Robert Casey

The WSU soccer players cleats. (Weber State Athletics)

A struggling Weber State women’s soccer team found their first win of conference play against Northern Arizona University on Sept. 29 at Wildcat Soccer Field.

Weber State took this game from the Lumberjacks with a score of 1–0 after Brynlee Meyerhoffer crossed it over to Grace Kirby to finish it with a header.

In what looked to be an offensive battle, each team finished the game with four shots on goal and with a combined 27 shots.

Weber State goalkeeper Mekell Moss was perfect in goal despite Northern Arizona taking four shots on target. Moss was able to secure the clean sheet record, and walk away their first shutout of the season.

With the deficit only being by one, Northern Arizona kept fighting to get that equalizer. Both sides wouldn’t let go, resulting in a physical match.

Weber State had seven fouls and two yellow cards from Alaina Wildenradt and Yira Yoggerst. Northern Arizona finished with 12 fouls and two yellow cards from Logan Maszton and Dai Williams.

With Weber State sitting at 0–2 in conference play before the match and losing their previous two conference games to University of Idaho (1–0) and Eastern Washington (3–1), the Wildcats came into this game with high intensity.

“We’ve been playing well enough to win these conference games, having plenty of chances and shots on goal, just not getting the results we wanted,” head coach Craig Sanders said.

With this being Northern Arizona‘s first conference game, they came out ready to start the match.

“We knew that they’d be good,” Sanders said. “They create a lot of chances, and they came into this game with a unique formation, but we made the adjustments and got the job done.”

Weber State is now 2–9 overall and 1–2 in conference play.

The ‘Cats will hit the road and face off against Sacramento State on Oct 7.