Sports in Brief

Michael Grennell

Soccer picks up overtime win in North Dakota

After starting off their conference schedule with two straight losses, the Weber State University soccer team picked up their first conference win of the year with an overtime 3-2 victory at the University of North Dakota on Friday.

The Wildcats fell behind four minutes into the game, when Kennedy Kidd gave UND a 1-0 lead. WSU senior defender Brecken Holbrook tied the game shortly before halftime with her first goal of the season, and senior forward Mackenzie Harrison gave the Wildcats the lead in the second half with her 21st career goal. Harrison’s 21st goal tied her for third place among the team scoring leaders and left her four goals away from tying the team career scoring record.

Katie Moller tied the game for UND with less than two minutes remaining in regulation play off a corner kick, but 10 minutes into overtime redshirt junior defender Kellyn Ashby scored her second career goal to give the Wildcats the 3-2 victory.

Weber State (5-6-1, 1-2-0 in conference) returns home this weekend to host Sacramento State (4-7-0, 2-1-0) on Friday and Portland State (3-8-0, 1-2-0) on Sunday. The Wildcats’ final game will be on Oct. 18 when they host University of Montana (4-7-1, 1-2-0).

Men’s golf finishes eighth in Washington

The Weber State men’s golf team struggled at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate last week as they finished in eighth place with a team total score of 884.

The Wildcats finished just five strokes ahead of last place finisher Grand Canyon University. Senior Devon Purser led the Wildcats with an individual score of 221 to put him in a tie for 42nd place.

Tournament host Washington State University took home both the team and individual titles, as Derek Bayley finished with a score of 201 to help lead the team to a combined score of 819.

The Wildcats’ next tournament will take place Oct. 5 – 6 in Park City, Utah.