Amber Brower was named MWC Tournament MVP.
Nov. 8, 2003
SALT LAKE CITY - The regular-season conference champion and No. 1-seed Utah Utes defeated the second-seeded BYU Cougars 2-0 in the finals of the 2003 Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Championship today at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utes captured their first league tournament title with the win over the Cougars and will receive the automatic bid into the 2003 NCAA Women's College Cup.
After a scoreless first half, senior midfielder Amber Brower opened up the scoring for the Utes in the 60th-minute. After taking a pass from Lauren Field, Brower fired a shot into the left corner from 10 yards out.
Nearly 30 minutes later, Utah sealed its victory when freshman forward Amanda Feigt dribbled down a third of the field, made a couple of moves and sailed a shot from 20 yards away over Cougar goalkeeper Ashley Smith's head.
Utah freshman goalkeeper Ashley Mason tallied her second straight shutout over the Cougars and her seventh of the season, holding BYU scoreless for only the fourth time on the year.
Utah's Amber Brower was named Tournament Most Valuable Player after netting the game-winning goal for the Utes. Also making the all-tournament team for Utah were Bobbie Benegas, Lauren Field and Tracy Stratton.
1st 2nd Final #2 BYU 0 0 0 #1 Utah 0 2 2
2003 All-Tournament Team Bobbie Benegas, Sr., M/F, Utah Amber Brower, Sr., M, Utah Krissa Campbell, Jr., M/F, BYU Coco D'Angelo, Jr., F, New Mexico Erin Egertson, Sr., D/M, UNLV Lauren Field, Jr., F, Utah Lydia Ojuka, Sr., F/M, BYU Aleisha Rose, Sr., M, BYU Jenny Ruiz, Jr., D, UNLV Tracy Stratton, Jr., D, Utah
Goalkeeper Jenna Huff, So., UNLV
Tournament MVP Amber Brower, Sr., M, Utah