An early goal gave the Utah State women’s soccer team momentum which it carried through the second half in a 2-0 win over Air Force in a game that had been postponed due to the government shutdown two weeks ago.
“Momentum is fantastic, it really gets your teams confidence up,” Coach Cairns said. “We’re still getting better at this point in the season, which is really nice because we just want to keep improving in the next couple weeks.”
Lexie Morgan found the back of the net in the 13th minute on an assist from Mari Miyashiro to put the Aggies up early.
“That felt awesome, I haven’t scored in quite a long time and so that felt really good,” Morgan said. “Mari had a perfect pass right to me and I just put up a shot.”
USU added a goal in the second half on a corner kick, with Lauren Harmon assisting Kylie Dibb in the 58th minute. It was the fourth goal of the season for Dibb.
The Aggies look to build on the momentum from Tuesday when they host current conference leaders New Mexico and San Diego State in a pair of games slated for Friday and Sunday.
USU is tied for fourth in the conference, a game and a half behind the Lobos and Aztecs. Kickoff on Friday at Chuck and Gloria Bell Field is scheduled for 3 p.m.