Photos by DeLayne Ripplinger. Article by Megan Allen / USU Athletic Media Relations
LOGAN, Utah — Despite a quiet first half, Utah State soccer earned its second shutout in as many matches Sunday, topping Missouri State, 3-0. Freshman midfielder Jordyn Chung-Hoon and freshman forward Sydnie Dolzine scored their first-career goals, with sophomore midfielder Wesley Hamblin putting the final stamp on the victory in the last two minutes.
With the win, the Aggies improve to 2-0-0 in the young season. Missouri State took its first loss of the year, falling to 1-1-0. USU ended the afternoon with nine total shots on goal, while the Bears had just one.
Though no goals were scored in the first half, both teams played very physically and aggressively. Junior forward Jessica Brooksby and junior midfielder Jayne Robison both had great opportunities near the goal, but were unable to capitalize.
The second half of the Sunday action saw a much more motivated Aggie offense. Chung-Hoon put USU on the board first, scoring in the 72nd minute. A free kick found Brooksby with the ball, passing through to Chung-Hoon for the assist. The offensive surge continued just eight minutes later, as Dolzine found the perfect chance to attack and slide the ball past the Missouri State keeper. Hamblin cemented the win in the 89th minute of the match, as she connected flawlessly on a sideline throw-in from junior defender Karlee Campbell-Zollinger.
Aggie soccer action will continue this weekend, when the team makes its first roadtrip. USU travels to in-state rival Utah Valley for a 7:30 matchup on Friday, Aug. 28. The Aggies then return to the comfort of Chuck & Gloria Bell Field when they host Houston on Sunday, Aug. 30 at Noon.
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