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Comeback Lifts BYU Over UNLV 3-2

PROVO -- Facing a two-goal deficit at the half, the BYU women's soccer team scored three goals in the second half to defeat UNLV 3-2 and extend their winning streak to eight games. BYU remains undefeated in conference play and improves to 11-5, 4-0 while the Runnin' Rebels drop to 10-5-1, 2-2.

UNLV got off to a quick lead with a header goal by freshman Nickie Olson off a cross from the right side from sophomore Jessika Vasquez. Four minutes later senior captain Cristyn Enea received a deflection six yards in front of the BYU goal for a point blank score.

The Rebels took a 2-0 into the half despite being out shot by the Cougars 14-4.

Senior forward Jeni Viernes led a furious comeback in the second half with a goal less than a minute ticked off the clock. Fifteen minutes later, Viernes scored a double-header goal, her second of the game, to tie it at 2-2. Junior Jennifer Fielding crossed the ball to freshman Brooke Bowman, who headed the ball to Viernes' head, for the score.

"Jeni Viernes played an amazing game--perhaps the best game of her career," head coach Jennifer Rockwood said.

Bowman scored the game-winning goal, her second in the last week, with a sliding-kick from junior Lydia Ojuka to bring the crowd to their feet. Bowman was also credited with two assists on the night.

"Brooke also played the best game of her young career," Rockwood said. "Tonight was a test of our character and we believed that we could score three goals in the second half with some adjustments."

BYU out shot UNLV 33-8 in the physical game that saw a total of 29 fouls committed by both teams.

Up next, the Cougars will host San Diego State on Saturday at Southfield. The game will be broadcast on KBYU-TV with kick-off set for 7 p.m.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook

UNLV vs Brigham Young (Oct 24, 2002 at Provo)

UNLV (10-5-1, 2-2-0) vs. Goals by Period 1 2 Tot

Brigham Young (11-5-0, 4-0-0) -------------------------------

Date: Oct 24, 2002 Attendance: 659 UNLV................ 2 0 - 2

Weather: cool 50's Brigham Young....... 0 3 - 3

UNLV Brigham Young

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

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GK 00 HUFF, Jenna......... - - - - GK 0 SMITH, Ashley....... - - - -

F 2 PACKER, Cosette..... 1 1 - - MF 8 BIGELOW, Terra...... - - - -

D 4 SCHUMAKER, Codi..... - - - - D/MF 10 OLMSTEAD, Farrah.... - - - -

F/M 9 MAGLIULO, Annii..... 1 1 - - D 13 HOECHERL, Annie..... - - - -

M 14 ENEA, Cristyn....... 3 3 1 - F 14 FIELDING, Jennifer.. 1 - - 1

D/M 15 LEE, Tania.......... - - - - MF/D 15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... 6 2 1 2

M 17 COWLES, Michelle.... 1 - - - MF/D 16 LUI, Charlene....... 1 - - -

M 18 VASQUEZ, Jessika.... - - - 1 MF/D 17 CRAMER ROSE, Aleisha 3 1 - 1

F/M 19 OLSON, Nickie....... 1 1 1 - F 18 VIERNES, Jeni....... 13 3 2 -

D/M 20 EGERTSON, Erin...... - - - - D 19 HOLMAN, Britney..... - - - -

D 22 FREDRICKSON, Shannon - - - - MF/D 20 OJUKA, Lydia........ 1 1 - 1

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

3 BASCONES, Blynnda... - - - - 2 THULIN, Brooke...... 2 - - -

8 RUIZ, Jenny......... - - - - 3 DAVIS, Kimmie....... 1 1 - -

10 CRAMMER, Lora....... - - - - 9 CAMPBELL, Krissa.... 2 1 - -

11 WRIGHT, Melicia..... - - - - 11 RENDICH, Jamie...... 3 2 - -

12 JANKE, Kelly........ 1 1 - -

Totals.............. 33 11 3 5

Totals.............. 8 7 2 1

UNLV Brigham Young

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

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00 HUFF, Jenna......... 90:00 3 7 0 SMITH, Ashley....... 90:00 2 5

TM TM.................. 0:00 0 1

Shots by Period 1 2 Tot Saves by Period 1 2 Tot

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UNLV................ 4 4 - 8 UNLV................ 5 3 - 8

Brigham Young....... 14 19 - 33 Brigham Young....... 1 4 - 5

Corner Kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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UNLV................ 0 1 - 1 UNLV................ 6 12 - 18

Brigham Young....... 3 3 - 6 Brigham Young....... 9 2 - 11

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 13:49 UNLV 19 OLSON, Nickie 18 VASQUEZ, Jessika

cross to header

2. 17:42 UNLV 14 ENEA, Cristyn Unassisted

3. 45:44 BYU 18 VIERNES, Jeni (7) 15 BOWMAN, Brooke/17 CRAMER ROSE, Aleisha

4. 59:59 BYU 18 VIERNES, Jeni (8) 15 BOWMAN, Brooke/14 FIELDING, Jennifer

cross to headers

5. 74:16 BYU 15 BOWMAN, Brooke (6) 20 OJUKA, Lydia

drop back to shot

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-UNLV #15 (78:55)

Officials: Referee: Rich Hottel; Asst. Referee: Tyler Ploeger; Brett Stephens;

Alt. Official: Chuck Carr; Timekeeper: Jerry Freestone; Scorer: Kathy Jensen;

Offsides: UNLV 0, Brigham Young 2.