Sophomore midfielder Whitney Dorsey scored her second goal of the season against San Diego State.
Oct. 20, 2005
SAN DIEGO - After getting down a goal mid-way through the first half, Utah rallied for two second-half scores to defeat San Diego State 2-1 in women's soccer on Thursday afternoon at the SDSU Sports Deck.
The Utes picked up their fifth consecutive win to stay perfect (5-0) in Mountain West Conference play and improve their overall record to 12-5. The Aztecs fell to 10-7-1 overall and 2-2-1 in league action.
San Diego State was the aggressor for most of the first half, causing havoc for the Utes and building a 9-7 advantage in shots through 45 minutes.
The Aztecs' effort paid off with a goal in the 29th minute. Erika Sutton crossed the ball in front of the net where it settled for Ashley Tenn, who slotted it past Ute keeper Ashley Mason.
However, the Utes would battle back to outshoot SDSU 9-5 in the second half and get their first come-from-behind win of the season.
Utah's first score came in the 55th minute. Katy Reineke played a short corner to Kim Lloyd, got the ball back and dribbled it in close along the goal line. Reineke passed to Adele Letro, who fired away and forced a save by Cat Burson. Burson could not control the ball, however, causing in a scramble in front of the net. Whitney Dorsey pounced on the lose ball and took the shot for her second goal of the year.
The Utes kept the pressure on and scored their second goal just less than five minutes later. At the 59:35 mark, Lloyd collected the ball out of the air and slipped a pass to Reineke. The freshman from Salt Lake City made a cut past one defender and shot from 25 yards out, sending the ball toward the far post and over Burson for her second goal of the season.
Utah had a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks and forced Burson to make nine saves for the Aztecs. Mason made four saves for the Utes. Dorsey had a game-high four shots on goal, while Letro had three.