Tarver's header gives NAU 1-0 win over Grand Canyon

Northern Arizona junior defender Sarah Tarver scores on a header against Grand Canyon on Friday at Flagstaff, Arizona.

2011 Juneau-Douglas High School alumna Sarah Tarver scored the only goal for the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Friday night at Flagstaff, as the Lumberjacks stopped visiting Grand Canyon 1-0.

Tarver, a junior defender, scored on a header in the 29th minute of the first half.

The win keeps the Division I Lumberjacks of the Big Sky Conference undefeated on the season.

“There was stretches were we played really well,” Northern Arizona head coach Andre Luciano said in a press release. “Grand Canyon put a lot of pressure on us in the second half and we have to play with better composure in the future.”

Grand Canyon kept the ball on the Lumberjacks side of the field with numerous scoring opportunities according to the press release. The Antelopes biggest threat came within the last minute of the match forcing senior goalkeeper Lauren Weaver to make an outstanding save at the top of the crossbar but Northern Arizona were able to come up with enough saves to pull out the win. Weaver continues to hold teams scoreless as she records her fourth shutout of the season.

The Lumberjacks have a quick turnaround as they now turn their attention to Colorado State.  The Lumberjacks will face the Rams who may have some challenges traveling to Flagstaff, Ariz. due to the weather conditions in Colorado.
Kick off on Sunday’s match is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium.


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