Sports in Brief 10/27

Women’s soccer match ends in first tie of the season for Wildcats

A last-second goal in regulation caused the Wildcats to pick up their first tie of the season against Northern Arizona 1-1.

Junior defender Marissa Cook scored the lone goal for Weber State almost nine minutes into the game off an assist from senior midfielder Mackenzie Peck. The scored remained 1-0 until the final few seconds of the second half, when Haley Wingender scored for NAU off a header shot to make it 1-1.

Despite several shots from the Wildcats during the first and second overtime periods, they were unable to score as the game ended in a tie. It was the first tie for the Wildcats against a conference opponent since October 25, 2013 when they tied with Northern Colorado 1-1 at Greeley, Colorado.

The Wildcats (5-11-1, 2-5-1 conference) will end the regular season on Friday when they host Idaho State (7-7-1, 4-3-1 conference) at 3 p.m.

WSU women’s golf finishes tied for 10th at Rainbow Wahine Invitational

Weber State finished tied with UC Irvine and Wichita State for 10th place at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational last week with a team score of 932.

Freshman Haylee Chugg led the team with an individual score of 226, tying her for 17th place with Isabella Leung from Hawaii. Chugg’s final round score of 73 was the lowest score on the team in the tournament.

The Rainbow Wahine Invitational was the team’s final competition of the fall season. Their next tournament will begin on Feb. 23 when they participate in the Grand Canyon Invitational.

Wildcats hockey drops close match to Utah

The Weber State hockey team suffered a heartbreaking loss Saturday night to Utah, as the Utes scored two late empty net goals to come away with a 4-2 win.

The Utes took an early 1-0 lead in the first period, before Jonathan Cosman tied the game on a power play goal in the second period. The Utes regained the lead early in the third period, and then scored an empty net goal to go up 3-1 with 1:28 remaining in the game. Koda Coleman managed to find the back of the Utah net with less than a minute remaining to make the score 3-2, but the Utes managed to break away with only a few seconds remaining and scored another empty net goal to give them the eventual 4-2 victory.

The Wildcats will be on the road next weekend as they play at Florida Gulf Coast Friday and Saturday. They will return home to Ogden on Nov. 7 when they host Utah at 7:30 p.m.