Carter, Cougars Top Wyoming

Carter's late goal helped the Cougars finish perfect in the MWC. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LARAMIE -- Senior defender Jessica Carter scored her second goal in a BYU uniform to help BYU defeat Wyoming 1-0 in Laramie on Saturday.

Both teams fought through the first half to establish some momentum. BYU had five shots before the break to Wyoming's four.

Carter's goal came in the 79th minute, when she blasted a long shot from about 30 yards out that the Wyoming keeper was unable to control. The ball slid past the goalie and into the net for the game-winning goal.

Neither team was able to be very dominant in the game. Wyoming outshot the Cougars 7-9, and had two more shots on goal 6-4, but wasn't able to score.

Freshman keeper McKinzie Olson was again strong in goal with six saves, three in each half in the shutout win.

With the win, BYU moves to 15-5-0 (7-0, MWC), while Wyoming drops to 8-10-1 (2-5, MWC).

The victory concludes the regular season for the Cougars, and they now look ahead to the Mountain West Conference tournament. BYU finished a perfect 7-0 in league play, outscoring their opponents 16-1. The team is currently on a nine-game winning streak, the longest since the team opened the 2005 season with a nine-game streak. BYU also clinched its first outright regular season conference championship since 2002, the last time the Cougars went undefeated in MWC play.

The 2008 MWC Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held in Las Vegas from Wednesday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 8. The championship game will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Entering the tournament as the number one seed, the Cougars will see their first action on Thursday, Nov. 6. Game times will be announced Monday, Nov. 3.

BYU is the reigning conference tournament champion, defeating UNLV 2-0

in the 2007 championship game to claim the title and the conference’s

automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.

NCAA play begins at various locations around the country on Thursday, Nov. 13. Locations, dates and times for each team will be announced Monday, Nov. 10, following the completion of conference tournament play.

Fans can join the BYU Athletic Marketing Women's Soccer Texting group by texting the word "WSOC" to 83043. Members of the group will receive

information about upcoming games and promotions, as well as updates on

the team.

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Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

BY vs WYOMING (Nov 01, 2008 at Laramie, Wyo)

BY (15-5-0) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

WYOMING (8-10-1) -------------------------------

Date: Nov 01, 2008 Attendance: 315 BY.................. 0 1 - 1

Weather: Cloudy and Cool WYOMING............. 0 0 - 0

BY WYOMING

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

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GK 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... - - - - GK 1 SCARCLIFF, Jamie.... - - - -

F 3 ANDERSON, Lauren.... - - - - MID 2 HALLIDAY, Tanya..... - - - -

D 4 COOK, Karen......... - - - - MID 3 LAYTON, Emily....... 1 1 - -

MID 5 FELLER, Whitney..... 1 - - - F 8 LATHROP, Amanda..... 4 2 - -

D 10 CARTER, Jessica..... 1 1 1 - F 9 WILSON, Tamika...... - - - -

D 11 WILLIS, Andrea...... - - - - D 11 MASUMIYA, Allison... - - - -

MID 15 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... 1 1 - - D 13 WILSON, Emma........ - - - -

MID 16 JANIS, Auna......... - - - - MID 14 ETHERIDGE, Kerstyn.. - - - -

F 18 LARKIN, Katie....... 1 1 - - D 16 HUBBARD, Laine...... 1 1 - -

F 22 HODGKISS, Katie..... 1 1 - - D 17 THIEMAN, Corey...... - - - -

D 25 URRY, Nicole........ 1 - - - MID 22 CANDELARIA, Juliana. - - - -

---------- Substitutes ---------- ---------- Substitutes ----------

7 MARSHALL, Jennie.... - - - - 4 BURGER, Bostyn...... - - - -

12 RIDDLE, Becca....... - - - - 5 DIVINCENZO, Jerrica. - - - -

14 JAMESON, Ashleigh... - - - - 15 DAVIS, Kayla........ - - - -

20 DOW-JACKSON, Kristi. - - - - 19 RICE, Nicole........ 1 1 - -

23 VANDER Veur, Alyssa. 1 - - - 20 SHEFFIELD, Cassie... - - - -

Totals.............. 7 4 1 0 25 PARKHURST, Kelly.... 2 1 - -

Totals.............. 9 6 0 0

BY WYOMING

## Player MIN GA Saves ## Player MIN GA Saves

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32 OLSON, McKinzie..... 90:00 0 6 1 SCARCLIFF, Jamie.... 90:00 1 3

Shots by period 1 2 Tot Saves by period 1 2 Tot

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BY.................. 5 2 - 7 BY.................. 3 3 - 6

WYOMING............. 4 5 - 9 WYOMING............. 3 0 - 3

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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BY.................. 0 2 - 2 BY.................. 4 6 - 10

WYOMING............. 2 2 - 4 WYOMING............. 2 1 - 3

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 79:33 BY CARTER, Jessica (1) (unassisted) fell out of the hands of wyoming goalkeeper

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Jose Corro; Asst. Referee: Eric Brian; Karen Abet;

Alt. Official: Rob Mallory;

Offsides: BY 0, WYOMING 3.

Tags: Results