March 24, 2023

SLCC defeat women in SWAC tourney


The Utah State Eastern soccer team ended

its season with a hard-fought 2-0 loss to Salt

Lake Community College in the Region XVII


The loss gave the Eagles a 9-7 overall

record, 7-5 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.

The game was played at Snow College,

a neutral site, and was evenly matched with no

score through the first 20 minutes. That’s when

a header put SLCC up 1-0. The second goal

also came in the first half. Neither team scored

in the second half.

“I’m sad, but who wouldn’t be sad,” said

freshman defender Hannah Nichols. “I’m devastated

that we couldn’t have gone further, but

we put our hearts into this season and that’s

what matters.”

A week earlier, defender Shalee Heywood

scored two goals in the first half to lead USUE

to a 4-0 win over Christian Community College.

Two days later the Eagles played their

last home game against College of Southern

Nevada. It went into overtime before USUE

pulled out a 4-3 win.

The Eagles led 1-0 at half before CSN took

a 2-1 lead at the 65th minute. The Eagles tied the

game 2-2. The game continued back and forth,

CSN leading 3-2 until Kallie James scored the

tying goal to take the Game into OT.

“It’s hard to accept that the season is

over,” said team captain Maryn Stoddard, a

sophomore midfielder. “But I’m so proud of

my girls. It was a fulfilling season because of

how hard we worked and how much heart we

put into the game together.

Head Coach Jared Woodhouse said 2021

was his favorite season because of the culture

on the men’s and women’s teams.

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