Sept. 17, 2006
SPOKANE, Wash. - - The Gonzaga University women's soccer team snapped its three-game losing streak Sunday with a 2-1 win over Utah Valley State College at Martin Field.
With the win, the Zags improve to 4-3-1 for the season, including a 3-1-0 record when playing at home.
Jamie Blanche put the Bulldogs on the board early, when at the 20:04 mark, she posted her first goal of the season. Blanche took a pass from Sarah Hall to knock the ball in just past the fingers of Utah Valley State (3-4-1 overall) goalkeeper Kelley Thompson.
The Zags held onto the 1-0 lead until six minutes into the second half. At 51:20, the Wolverines' Natalie Hatfield took a cross from Rebecca Peterson before blasting the ball into the back corner of the net to knot the score at one.
Gonzaga's Cristin Leverson scored the game-winning goal in the 64th minute to give the Bulldogs the 2-1 advantage. From 10 yards out, Leverson caught the goalkeeper out of the net to register her second goal of the year.
GU held the shot advantage over Utah Valley State 12-6 for the match, including a demanding 7-3 advantage in the second half. The Bulldogs also held a 4-0 corner kick advantage.
The Bulldogs will return to action next weekend. They will travel to Moscow, Idaho to face the University of Idaho on Friday, before returning home Sunday to face nationally-ranked California State University - Long Beach.