Lady Eagles’ Soccer Finds Success Early


Photo by Tyson Chappell

By Cory McKendrick, USU Eastern Sports Information Contributor

The USU Eastern women’s soccer team opened the 2019 season with an unofficial scrimmage against Western Wyoming Community College. The two matched up last preseason with USU Eastern beating Western Wyoming 3-1 in Rock Springs, Wyo. The Eagles showed an offensive explosion in the match on Thursday, Aug. 15 with a lopsided score of 6-1.

Coach Ammon Bennett mentioned in a previous article published that, “these preseason scrimmages are very important to us. We expect to see the girls apply practice principles and philosophies in a game environment, and to see what kind of different lineup combinations will mesh well together for the future.”

The game featured a very spread offensive assault with six different players chalking a goal to open their season and one player with three assists. Logan Duran (sophomore, forward), Morgan Cragun (sophomore, midfield) and Atley Thompson (freshman, midfield) each scored goals, all of which were assisted by Ashley Brindley (freshman, forward). Claire Boman (sophomore, forward) scored, assisted by Brooklyn Anderson (freshman, midfield). Morgan Haag (freshman, forward) and Sadie Utley (freshman, forward) each scored goals that were unassisted in the match.

The Eagles gained a lead early and never looked back, maintaining the lead and extending it throughout the course of the match. The defense played close to flawless, allowing only one goal. Megan Edwards (freshman, goal keeper) was in goal for the Eagles.

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