Weekend losses leave team with no conference success

For the second week in a row, the soccer team (5-8-4, 0-3-3) played through another weekend of winless matches, leaving them without a conference win and only one conference game left to play.This weekend’s results kept the Frogs at No. 7 in the Mountain West Conference standings just above the last-place Air Force Falcons.

The Frogs were downed against the nationally ranked No. 11 Utah Utes (12-4-0, 5-0-0) 4-0 Friday in Salt Lake City.

Freshman midfielder Michelle Nguyen led the Frogs with five shots, while sophomore midfielder Courtney Johnson had one shot, but neither player could find the back of the net.

According to gofrogs.com, the weather in Utah was some of the most trying the Frogs have played in this season, with temperatures in the 40s and 15 mph winds.

Sunday, the Frogs traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., to take on Air Force at The Cadet Soccer Stadium.

The match against Air Force ended in a scoreless double-overtime that kept both teams winless in conference play.

The Frogs ended the match with a total of 12 shots and Air Force ended up with 19 shots. Shots on goal numbers were high for both teams as well; the Frogs had five shots on goal and the Falcons had eight shots on goal. None connected with the back of the net.

Nguyen once again led the Frogs in shots with five, freshman forward Lizzy Karoly was in second with three shots and senior forward Casey Glass had two shots.

The Frogs had a team total of five shots on goal that could not get past Falcon goalkeeper Erin Wallace.

Nguyen and Karoly each had two shots on goal ultimately stopped by Wallace.

In return, Air Force had a team total of eight shots on goal, all stopped by the Frogs senior goalkeeper Katy Buchanan, resulting in her eight saves, two of which were in the first overtime period.

The Frogs next game is the team’s last regular season game against San Diego State at noon Saturday at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium.