OGDEN – The Wildcats opened up an early lead and never looked back.
Sophomore forward Morgan Quarnberg converted a 10th minute penalty kick and the Weber State University women’s soccer team steamrolled Northern Arizona 3-1 in Big Sky Conference action on Friday afternoon at Wildcat Soccer Field.
Weber State improved to 2-1-0 in league play, 4-5-1 overall, surging into a tie for second place in the league standings. Northern Arizona dropped to 1-1-1 in conference, 4-6-2 overall. The win is WSU’s 15th all-time win over the Lumberjacks, the most wins against any opponent in program history.
The Wildcats followed up Quarnberg’s goal, her team-best third of the season, with a 22nd minute strike by senior forward Lana Willard, on a pass from freshman central defender Nicolle Allen, that made it 2-0 at halftime.
Weber State’s offense continued to roll out of halftime, with freshman forward Paige Stevens converting her second goal of the season in the 48th minute that made it 3-0.
The Wildcats nearly earned their second consecutive clean sheet, but the Lumberjacks’ Lindsay Doyle muscled through her defender and scored an 87th minute goal from 15 yards out to make it 3-1.
Weber State will face its first road Big Sky match of the season on Sunday when the Wildcats travel to face in-state rival Southern Utah (1-1-0 Big Sky, 2-6-1 overall) at 1 p.m. in Cedar City, Utah.