Freshman Katy Reineke scored her first goal of the season against TCU. (Credit: Russell Isabella)
Oct. 6, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY - The opening of Mountain West Conference play gave the Ute women's soccer team a fresh start to its season on Thursday night. After a frustrating end to the nonconference schedule, Utah got a 1-0 home win over TCU thanks to Katy Reineke's unassisted goal in the 76th minute.
The last three weeks had not been fun for the Utes, who improved to 8-5 with the win. Entering the game, Utah had lost three in a row and five of its last six. Three of those losses were 1-0 decisions to Top 25 teams. In fact, the Utes had gone over 379 minutes without scoring a goal before Reineke drove home the game-winner
TCU fell to 5-5 with the loss. The game was the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.
Reineke's goal came on a 30-yard free kick following a TCU foul. Reineke spotted the ball on left side of the field, caught it well and squeezed just past Buchanan on the left side of the net. Buchanan had not allowed a goal for just over 276 minutes.
It was the first goal of the season for Reineke, who played prep soccer just south of the University of Utah campus at East High School. Reineke was Utah's 2004 Class 4A Player of the Year.
As they had throughout their losing streak, the Utes created several scoring opportunities in the first half but simply could not finish. Utah outshot TCU 11-0 in the first 45 minutes, forcing Buchanan to make four stops. The Utes set up four corner kicks in the period--including two in the first five minutes. Adele Letro had Utah's the best look at the goal in the first half, missing a slightly off-balance but wide-open shot from 10 yards out in the 27th minute.
K.D. Waters almost broke the scoreless tie in favor of TCU in the fifth minute out of halftime. Waters lined-up a free kick from 40 yards out, drilling it the cross bar. It was one of six shots by the Horned Frogs in the second half.
Utah outshot TCU 21-6 and had a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks. Buchanan made six saves for the Horned Frogs.
Utah continues a four-game home stand against New Mexico on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at Ute Field.