GREELEY, Colo. – Riding the boots of sophomore forward Mackenzie Harrison, the Wildcats took another big step toward the postseason.
Harrison scored in the 61st minute, rallying the Weber State University women’s soccer team from an early deficit to forge a 1-1 draw with Northern Colorado on Friday night at Jackson Stadium.
The result pushes Weber State to 4-2-2 (14 points) in Big Sky play and into a three-way tie for third place in the league standings with just one match remaining.
The Wildcats, courtesy of a 2-1 road win over Northern Arizona, now own the tiebreaker over both Idaho State and Northern Colorado, and would clinch the No. 3 spot in the Big Sky Conference tournament with a win over North Dakota on Sunday. WSU would still qualify for the postseason with a loss on Sunday, provided that Sunday’s match between the Bengals and Bears does not end in a draw.
Northern Colorado jumped out to a 1-0 lead after just 95 seconds when the Bears’ Juliana Grover latched on to a pass from Paige Morris and Adrienne Jordan and converted from five yards out.
The Wildcats outshot the Bears 6-3 in the opening half, but came out charging after the intermission recording seven quick shots.
One of those found the back of the net for Harrison, who scored a chip shot over the UNC goalkeeper after she came up to grab a pass.
It was Harrison’s team-best eighth goal of the season, which ties her for the ninth-best single-season mark in school history.
Weber State finished the 110-minute match outshooting Northern Colorado 20-9, with each team recording four shots on goal.
The Wildcats (8-4-4 overall) will face North Dakota (1-7-0 Big Sky, 2-15-1 overall) at Noon on Sunday.