Senior Amanda Feigt led the Utes with three shots against Portland
Nov. 11, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY - Rachel Rapinoe scored a pair of goals to fuel a three-goal second half for Portland in a 3-0 win over Utah in the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship on Saturday night at Ute Field.
Portland (16-3-3), ranked seventh in the NSCAA/adidas poll, moves on to the third round of the tournament and will face either No. 1 seed Texas or Connecticut next weekend. Utah (16-5-1), ranked 11th in the nation, ended its season with the most wins in school history. It was the second time in five years the Utes advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship.
The Utes had the type of game they wanted through the one half. Both teams flexed their defensive muscle, which kept the game a bit choppy. Utah also put together some nice attacking sequences late in the first period.
But from that point on, the Pilots did a better job of possessing the ball and being more patient in converting their scoring opportunities. Portland erupted for three goals over first 25 minutes of the second half to take control of the game.
Portland's first goal was set up by a corner kick in the 48th minute. Angie Woznuk arced a ball in from the right corner that found the head of Lisa Sari 10 yards off the line to the left of the goal. Sari headed the ball the opposite corner past Ashley Mason for her second goal of the season.
Rapinoe took over from there. In the 59th minute, she took a pass Natalie Budge near the top of the box on the left side and blasted a shot to the far post. Then after taking a right to left cross from Stephanie Lopez in the 70th minute, Rapinoe sent another shot to the far post from 15 yards out. She now has seven goals on the season.
Portland accounted for the first four shots of the game. Utah had its first scoring chance with just under 16 minutes left in the first half. Amanda Feigt had a 12-yard shot blocked. Then Hailey Marsh had a good look at the frame on the same sequence but topped the ball.
Portland outshot Utah 12-8 and had a 7-1 advantage in shots on goal. Both teams had three corner kicks.