Ute goalkeeper Ashley Mason has shutout the last three teams she's faced.
Oct. 9, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - Utah sophomore forward Adele Letro and senior goalkeeper Ashley Mason have been named Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Letro, a native of Davis, Calif., scored Utah's lone goals in a pair of 1-0 victories over UNLV and No. 15 BYU to open conference play. She now has six goals on the season to lead the Mountain West Conference.
Letro scored in the 36th minute against UNLV and got the game-winning goal in the 16th minute against BYU. It was only the sixth goal in 13 games BYU's Erika Woodbury had allowed all season.
Mason, a Sunnyvale, Calif., native, had a total of nine saves in a pair of 1-0 wins over UNLV and BYU. In the UNLV game, Mason had five saves, including two critical ones in the second half as the Utes were protecting the lead.
Against BYU, Mason made four saves, cut off through balls and organized a defense that was under pressure from the Cougars during the entire second half. Over the weekend, Mason extended her shutout streak to three games and now has four on the season as well as 25.5 for her career, a Ute record.
The Utes, who expect to move up from their No. 19 ranking of last week, have won their last five games to improve to 9-4 overall and 2-0 in Mountain West Conference play. Utah plays it next two games on the road, facing Air Force on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and New Mexico on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The Utes return home to host TCU on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.