With the win on Sunday, Utah Women's Soccer improved to 3-0-1 on the season and extended their home unbeaten streak to 14 matches. Baylee Nielsen and Megan Trabert each scored their first goal of the season with assists from Kaycee Buckley, Katie Taylor, and Avery Jenkins.
"I think getting that first goal was crucial," Nielsen said. "They're a good team and getting two wins on the weekend is a great step. We're excited and hungry."
The match was tight, with Utah taking a 1-0 lead on Nielson's goal in the 18th minute.
"We were only up 1-0, so there's not much room for error in that circumstance," Trabert said. "Getting the shutout was big for us and we just want to keep it going."
Utah goalkeeper Lindsey Luke made three saves on the day to preserve the shutout, and Utah started to pull away with Trabert's goal in the 62nd minute.
"It was a grinder today," head coach Rich Manning said. "We fought hard, and CSUN came in with a good game plan. Our defense did a solid job preserving the shutout, and we were opportunistic up front."
"We improved from last week, and the things we worked on applied to situations we faced in these two games. We saw different formations and that's good for us because we're still in a learning phase"
Utah better learn quickly because the next opponent on the schedule is No. 23 BYU, next Friday at 5 PM at Ute Field. Utah fell in Provo last year 1-0 to BYU, so being able to notch a win against the ranked Cougars at home would be huge.