OGDEN -- Playing their final home match of the Big Sky Conference season, the Wildcats needed a key home victory.
Instead, they left Wildcat Soccer Field in bitter disappointment.
Defending Big Sky tournament champion Northern Arizona scored three times in an 18-minute span, rolling to a 3-0 victory over the Weber State women's soccer team on Saturday morning.
"It's disappointing," Weber State coach Tim Crompton said. "They (NAU) were able to score some goals where they didn't put a lot of balls together. Our inability to make plays in those key moments was big. We didn't play very well all round. We didn't pass very well; we didn't possess the ball very well at all. We didn't play like they played.
"We've seen this group play some really good games, and today we saw them play a really bad one."
Northern Arizona, which broke a 10-year winless streak against Weber State in last year's Big Sky title matchup, won at Wildcat Soccer Field for second consecutive year. The Lumberjacks improved to 7-7-1 overall and leveled their Big Sky record at 2-2-0 while handing the Wildcats their worst home field league loss in school history. Weber State fell to 1-3-0 in Big Sky play, 5-9-0 overall.
"I feel bad for the players," Crompton said. "They're better than that. They are capable of more than that."
Northern Arizona finished with a slight 13-11 advantage in shots, but placed nine on goal compared to just four for the Wildcats.
After a bruising battle for the opening 40 minutes, the Lumberjacks jumped on the scoreboard in the 40th minute. NAU doubled its advantage in the 52nd minute and added a third goal in the 59th to end the scoring.
"There's no room for error. We've got to win three games on the road," Crompton said.
* WSU DEFEATS SEATTLE 3-0: At Swenson Gym, with the stretch drive of the season looming on the horizon, the Wildcats took a quick trip along the scenic route. Stepping out of Big Sky Conference play Saturday night, the WSU volleyball team rolled to its second consecutive win.
Senior outside attacker Chelsea Bair had 12 kills, hitting .476, and senior outside attacker Caitlyn Anderson added 10 kills and 11 digs to lead Weber State to a 25-22, 25-18, 26-24 victory over the Seattle Redhawks.
"We just wanted to come out and work hard," said Anderson, whose double-double was her third in the past two weeks. "That was our goal before the match. We wanted to play well and use this as a chance to build some momentum for our team."
It's the first 3-0 victory for the Wildcats this season, moving the team to 5-15 overall. The win is also the 350th career victory for Weber State coach Al Givens, who is in his 17th season at WSU.
One of the keys for the Wildcats was a solid serving game, with WSU recording eight aces. Bair had four, while Anderson had three.