Utah 3, Foothill F.C. 3SAN FRANCISCO -- The Utah Spiders fell to 3-3 in their inaugural season with a 1-0 loss at Foothill F.C. Saturday afternoon.

The game's only goal was scored in the 25th minute, but Spiders' coach Marco Rossi insists the player was clearly offsides.

"We played as well as we could've, but they really packed it in," said Rossi. "It wasn't a fun game at all, it was very windy. It wasn't one of our best games."

Utah returns to the field Sunday when it faces the San Francisco Nighthawks, the squad the Spiders beat 4-0 in their franchise-opening game back in May. Rossi isn't expecting to trounce the Nighthawks quite as badly, though he is expecting a victory.

Four of the Spiders' key players didn't make the trip, which has left the team slightly shorthanded. Maren Hendershot is still nursing a hamstring injury, while Sarah Ready, Kim Lowe and Athelia Graham were unable to free up the time.

Their absence gave some younger kids the chance to play. Alta High School's Kim Force, who was the 5A MVP this last year and will be a senior this year, played, as did recent Skyline High graduate Annie Hoecherl and Bonneville High graduate Natalie Hensely.

After this weekend the Spiders won't play again until a July 1 home game against the Vancouver Angels.