The University of Idaho Women’s soccer team played to a 2-2 double overtime tie against Southern Utah Friday evening at Thunderbird Soccer Field in Cedar City, Utah. Both teams remain undefeated in the Big Sky with matching 2-0-1 records.
The Vandals and Thunderbirds played to a scoreless first half, but both teams scored twice in the second half. Neither was able to score in the two overtime periods.
“I didn’t think there was much created between the two teams,” Idaho coach Derek Pittman said in a statement after the game. “There were moments of momentum for both teams where chances were created, but in the end I fell that this was a fair result.”
Southern Utah coach Becky Hogan was disappointed in the result. “We just seem to be our own worst enemy,” she said after the game. “We just didn’t play at our best today and we need to find a way to get a win when we are having an off day.”
The Thunderbirds had 18 shots, while Idaho had 9.
“Southern Utah is a good team that has a talented midfield group, so to come away with a point on the road is extremely valuable in the Big Sky standings,” Pittman said. “I’m very proud of our entire team and the fight they showed. Now we recover as much as possible and prepare for NAU.”
The Vandals are back in action Sunday, hosting Northern Arizona at 1 p.m. PT at Guy Wicks Field.
The Vandals are 2-9-1 overall on the season, while Southern Utah moves to 5-3-2 overall.
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