Sophomore Adele Letro has three goals in three games this season.
Sept. 1, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY - Adele Letro was in the right place at the right time... twice.
The sophomore forward scored both of Utah's goals, one off of a deflection and the game-winner off of a ball headed in by Melissa Wayman on a set piece, giving the Utes a 2-1 win in double overtime on Friday night at Ute Field in the first round of the Utah Fall Classic.
Utah, ranked 24th in the nation by Soccer Times, won its home opener to improve to 2-1. Washington State fell to 1-1-1.
After a scoreless first half of back-and-forth action, Utah did a much better job of possessing the ball and creating opportunities in the second half.
The Utes were closing in on victory when the Cougars sent the game into extra periods with a goal in the 85th minute. Anna Miller's corner from the left side wasn't cleared. Carly Cobratz then shot it past Ute keeper Ashley Mason to tie the game at 1-1.
Letro had a chance to end the game in regulation. She had great look at the frame from 10 yards away with 25 seconds left, but misfired wide left.
But, Letro made up for it in the 105th minute. Feigt sent in a nice cross from the right side. Wayman got a head on the ball but couldn't control it. Letro then blasted it into the right corner of the net from five yards away for the game-winner.
Utah outshot Washington State 16-7, and had a 10-4 advantage after the first 45 minutes. However, the Cougars set up seven corners to Utah's three.
Mason made three saves for the Utes, while her counterpart, Brynn Bemis, had four stops for the Cougars. Both keepers went the distance.