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Cougar Women Strike Early and Beat Creighton, 6-1

PROVO -- Three consecutive first-half goals by senior midfielder Michelle Peterson propelled BYU's women's soccer team to a 6-1 victory over Creighton, Thursday.

Junior Sarah Higham got the scoring started early when she headed in a pass from Staci Reynolds just over three minutes into the game. Peterson scored all three of her goals within about a three-minute span. Her first goal came at the 33:08 mark on a tap-in after Aleisha Cramer's shot bounced off the crossbar. Peterson's second goal came just nine seconds later and her final goal at the 30:19 mark after Kim Lowe's shot bounced off the goalies hands.

"The starters moved the ball well and set the tone for the game," said Cougar coach Jennifer Rockwood. "Our main goal right now is to get our starting group and our first two off the bench to gel together. Michelle has stepped up on the team and is our most dangerous player we have in front of the goal."

Two quick goals from Natalyn Lewis and Sara Reading sealed the game midway through the second half. Creighton did score a goal in the first half after only one shot on goal for the entire game, compared to BYU's 14 shots on goal.

The Cougars improve their season record to 4-1 while the Bluejays drop to 1-4 on the year. BYU travels to Portland, Oregon to face the University of Portland on Tuesday, September 12, and then return home to face San Diego on Friday, September 15. The game is at 7 p.m. at South Field.

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BYU-6 Creighton-1

Scoring BYU Sarah Higham, 41:41, (Staci Reynolds, assist)

BYU Michelle Peterson, 33:08, (Aleisha Cramer, assist)

BYU Michelle Peterson, 32:59, (Sara Reading, assist)

BYU Michelle Peterson, 30:19, (Kim Lowe, assist)

Creighton Heather Houska, 27:58, (Lourdes Quigley, assist)

BYU Natalyn Lewis, 71:29, (unassisted)

BYU Sara Reading, 65:42, (Donna Werts, assist)

Goalie Saves BYU Jennifer Waldron, 0

Creighton Jaimie Thompson, 8

Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook

Creighton University vs Brigham Young (Sep 07, 2000 at Brigham Young)

Creighton University (1-4-0 0-0-0) vs. Goals by Period 1 2 Tot

Brigham Young (4-1-0 0-0-0) ------------------------- -----

Date: Sep 07, 2000 Attendance: 909 Creighton University 1 0 - 1

Weather: warm overcast Brigham Young....... 4 2 - 6

Creighton University Brigham Young

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

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3 HOUSKA, H........... 1 1 1 - 00 WALDRON, Jennifer... - - - -

4 CAMPA, K............ - - - - 2 GRAHAM, Athelia..... 1 - - -

5 HYLOK, F............ 1 - - - 4 LEWIS, Natalyn...... 3 2 1 -

8 NOLL, L............. - - - - 7 WEIDNER, Aurelin.... - - - -

11 FLINK, K............ 1 - - - 10 HOFHEINS, Farrah.... 1 1 - -

12 QUIGLEY, L.......... - - - 1 11 HIGHAM, Sarah....... 1 1 1 1

13 DAHLKOETTER, K...... - - - - 12 READING, Sara....... 5 1 1 1

15 LOVING, C........... - - - - 13 PETERSON, Michelle.. 3 3 3 -

16 COLLINS, M.......... - - - - 15 LOWE, Kim........... 4 3 - 2

17 HOVLAND, S.......... - - - - 17 CRAMER, Aleisha..... 3 1 - 2

24 THOMPSON, J......... - - - - 21 REYNOLDS, Staci..... 2 - - 1

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

2 RANDALL, C.......... - - - - 3 CHRISTIANSON, Jennie - - - -

9 MEINERS, J.......... - - - - 6 HUNSBERGER, Kelly... - - - -

18 SHARP, H............ - - - - 8 WERTS, Donna........ 1 - - 1

19 HOWE, L............. - - - - 9 DETTON, Kristy...... - - - -

20 SAUERWEIN, E........ - - - - 14 HOECHERL, Annie..... - - - -

22 GANDER, E........... - - - - 16 JENSEN, Janet....... - - - -

23 MARTINSON, L........ - - - - 18 WILLARDSON, Jeni.... 3 2 - -

19 HOLMAN, Britney..... - - - -

Totals.............. 3 1 1 1 20 OJUKA, Lydia........ - - - -

23 SOFFE, Aydre........ 1 - - -

Totals.............. 28 14 6 8

Creighton University Brigham Young

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

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24 THOMPSON, J......... 90:00 6 8 00 WALDRON, Jennifer... 90:00 1 0

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

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Creighton University 2 1 - 3 Creighton University 8 0 - 8

Brigham Young....... 17 11 - 28 Brigham Young....... 0 0 - 0

Corner Kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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Creighton University 0 0 - 0 Creighton University 6 8 - 14

Brigham Young....... 5 7 - 12 Brigham Young....... 7 13 - 20

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 41:41 BYU 11 HIGHAM, Sarah (1) 21 REYNOLDS, Staci

penatly kick to header

2. 33:08 BYU 13 PETERSON, Michelle (4) 17 CRAMER, Aleisha

off bar to shot

3. 32:59 BYU 13 PETERSON, Michelle (5) 12 READING, Sara/15 LOWE, Kim

pass to pass to shot

4. 30:19 BYU 13 PETERSON, Michelle (6) 15 LOWE, Kim/11 HIGHAM, Sarah

hat trick

5. 27:58 CU 3 HOUSKA, H 12 QUIGLEY, L

header off bar

6. 71:29 BYU 4 LEWIS, Natalyn (1) Unassisted

off blocked shot to goal

7. 65:42 BYU 12 READING, Sara (3) 8 WERTS, Donna/17 CRAMER, Aleisha

pass to shot

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Bob Martinez; Asst. Referee: Gunther Haidentaller;

Ismael Rodriguez; Alt. Official: Tara Ireland; Timekeeper: Leanne Weaver;

Scorer: Kathy Jensen;

Offsides: Creighton University 0, Brigham Young 3.