Weber State shuts out Montana

Oct 13 2011 - 11:39pm

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OGDEN -- Tianna Woodhead admitted after the match that she didn't even see the ball.

It didn't matter.

The junior midfielder scored in the 82nd minute, redirecting a corner kick from Roxanne Tebbs off the back of her head on and into the goal to lift the Weber State women's soccer team to a thrilling 1-0 victory over Montana on Thursday afternoon at Wildcat Soccer Field.

"It was a beautiful cross in from Roxy (Tebbs)," Woodhead said. "I just jumped and was able to put it in."

Woodhead's goal, her first of the 2011 season, helped lift the Wildcats improve to 3-0-1 in Big Sky Conference action (5-8-1 overall) and pushed WSU to the top of the league standings with 10 points.

Montana opened up the match outshooting Weber State 8-6 in the first half and had a little better of the play during the opening 45 minutes, but the 'Cats' defense was up to the task as sophomore goalkeeper Ryann Waldman made four first-half saves to keep the scoreline level.

In typical fashion this season, Weber State came out of the halftime break re-energized and took control of the tempo and field.

The Wildcats recorded 12 shots to the Grizzlies seven.

After the Wildcats won a corner kick, Tebbs floated the ball to Woodhead who jumped up and knocked the ball into the net off the back of her head.

After that it was up to the WSU defense to carry the match home.

The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., as they host Eastern Washington at Wildcat Soccer Field.

Volleyball

* 'CATS SWEPT IN GREELEY: At Greeley, Colo., the Wildcats just didn't have an answer for the Bears' well-oiled machine.

League-leading Northern Colorado, led by 10 kills from Kelley Arnold, defeated the Weber State volleyball team 25-19, 25-16, 25-12 in 80 minutes on Thursday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Junior middle blocker Dama Cox and freshman outside hitter Mackenzie Clark led the Wildcats with five kills each, while junior outside hitter Bethany Wray has held to a season-low four kills.

Weber State (0-7 Big Sky, 0-19 overall) will remain on the road, traveling to Flagstaff, Ariz., on Saturday to face Northern Arizona.

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