Tracy Stratton Garner scored a goal Friday against San Francisco.
Sept. 3, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - The Ute women's soccer team opened play in the first ever Utah Fall Classic with a 1-1 tie against San Francisco on chilly, overcast afternoon Friday at Ute Field.
After a scoreless first half, Utah (1-1-1) struck first 51:55 in on a header from five yards out by Tracy Stratton Garner. Kim Lloyd was credited with the assist after playing the ball in.
Just when it appeared Ute goalkeeper Glennis Donnelly was going to get her first career win for the Utes, Annika Schmidt scored a goal off of a deflection from 15 yards out with 2:18 remaining in regulation. Donnelly, who was on the Ute softball team for the past two years, is in her first season with the soccer team a back-up keeper, playing as a fifth-year senior. She played the entire game in place of Ashley Mason on Friday, making four saves.
Donnelly made an excellent save on a shot by Shuree Hyatt with 4:42 left in the second overtime period, then made another stop with 3:15 to play on a San Francisco free kick.
Amanda Feigt had a breakaway opportunity down the left side with 40 seconds left and appeared to be fouled as she neared the box, but no call was made. Stephanie Beall made five saves in goal for San Francisco (0-1-2). The Utes outshot the Dons 18-8 and had a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks. Feigt led the Utes with six shots, while Lloyd had two of her three shots on goal.
In the first game of the Utah Fall Classic on Friday, Oregon defeated Weber State in the first overtime 3-2. Weber State plays San Francisco on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Ute Field. Utah plays in the final game of the four-game tournament against Oregon on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.