Utah Valley Women’s Soccer Earns School’s First NCAA Tournament Win
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Valley women’s soccer defeated the Memphis Tigers in the opening round of the postseason to earn UVU’s first NCAA Tournament victory in school history.
The Wolverines played the Tigers in Cary, North Carolina on Wednesday, April 28.
UVU won the first round match, 1-0.
“Before the match we talked about having to give everything that we have both mentally and physically in order to get the result because 99.9% wasn’t going to do it,” Utah Valley head coach Chris Lemay. “We thought that if for 90 minutes that we have a match where everybody buys in and is committed and willing to give everything that they have 100%, that it would be good enough. This is amazing. We had players on the field crying happy tears. That’s fully committed and they deserve this.”
In the 60th minute of action, Sadie Brockbank scored the game’s only goal.
The result was UVU’s first NCAA tourney win since the school became a member of Division 1 more than a decade ago.
UVU finished the regular season with a 13-4-4 record. Earlier in April, the Wolverines beat Seattle to win the Western Athletic Conference.
With the postseason victory, the Wolverines advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Utah Valley will play the No. 6 seed Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m. (MDT).