Women’s soccer falls at Boise State


SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah women’s football team were looking for their first 2-0 start since the 2017 season, but were beaten Sunday afternoon by Boise State, 1-0.

Utah (1-1-0) finished the game with 10 shots while limiting Boise State to six. Courtney talbot and Eden jacobsen led the way with all three shots each in the game.

In the first half, the Utes put pressure on the Broncos (1-0-0). Talbot had the first shot of the game which went missing. A few minutes later, Jacobsen landed a shot on goal which Boise State saved. The Utes continued to have shooting attempts but couldn’t find the back of the net.

At the end of the first half, Boise State’s Mia Burns landed a shot that went high and the game went scoreless at half-time.

At the start of the second half, Taliana Kaufusi had a great scoring chance for the Utes. She beat her defender to the right and into the box and created space to shoot on goal, where Genevieve Crenshaw made the save and sent the ball over the net.

Three minutes later, Talbot created the space and found Makayla christensen, who unleashed a shot that went right past the goal, keeping the game goalless.

The match remained scoreless until the 74th minute of the match. After the ball defeated both teams in the box, the ball found itself at the feet of Kenzie MacMillan, who shot and scored the game’s only goal.

The Utes continued to press for the final 16 minutes of the game, but couldn’t find the back of the net. The Utes lost their first game of the season, 1-0, to Boise State. Utah returns to the field this Thursday, August 26 at 7 p.m. (MT) when they travel to Denver, Colo., To face the University of Denver.

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