SALT LAKE CITY -- It was a long day at the office for the Wildcats.
With sophomore central defender Brecken Holbrook knocked out of action due to a facial laceration after just six minutes, the Weber State University women's soccer team was unable to hold off in-state rival Utah, falling 4-0 to the Utes at Ute Field on Sunday afternoon.
"We learned a valuable lesson today," Weber State coach Tim Crompton said. "You are only as good as the game you're in.
"We played poorly today, disappointing no doubt. I realize it was the end of a long weekend, but that's not an excuse for us. Give Utah credit. They took it to us and we didn't respond well, however I am confident we will be better for it in the long run."
Holbrook went down after colliding with Utah's Baylee Nielsen near midfield, had to go to a nearby hospital to receive stitches, and was unable to return.
Utah (3-1-3) finished with just five shots on goal, put was lethally accurate in putting four of them in the back of the net. Weber State (3-2-2) had four shots on goal.
Utah scored its first goal of the match just five minutes later when the Utes' Allie Wisner tapped in a deflection to make it 1-0.
Katie Taylor -- a former Davis High standout -- made it 2-0 for Utah in the 33rd minute with a volley shot from the deep right angle, and the Utes scored two more in the second half to round out the scoring.
Former Bonneville High standout Avery Ford and Ashton Hall scored those Utah goals.
Utah improved to 10-3 all-time vs. Weber State.
The Utes are back in action on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. when they welcome Utah State.
Weber State will return to action next Sunday against in-state rival Utah State in Logan. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.