Cougars Defeat Falcons in Conference Opener, 5-1

COLORADO SPRINGS -- The BYU women's soccer team opened up conference play strong with a 5-1 victory over Air Force, Thursday. The Cougars improve to 7-5, 1-0 while the Falcons drop to 5-8, 0-1 on the season.

The Falcons hoped to get their first-ever win against the Cougars as they struck first with a goal three minutes into the game by senior Mary Cholko.

BYU promptly answered the Falcon's challenge with a goal in the 13th minute by junior Annie Hoecherl off a corner kick from All-American Aleisha Cramer Rose. The goal is Hoerchel's second of the season.

Less than a minute later, senior Jeni Viernes notched her fifth goal of the season when she received a pass from junior Jennifer Henry Fielding. Fielding promptly scored off an assist from junior Britney Holman. In less than two minutes, the Cougar attack scored three goals to take a commanding 3-1 to finish the first half.

"It was a great game for us to start conference play," said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "It was nice to see the scoring being spread around as five different players scored."

In the second half, the Cougars tacked on two goals in the final minutes as freshman Brooke Bowman and junior Lydia Ojuka scored.

BYU outshot Air Force 17-2 in the first period and 12-4 in the second. Sophomore Amanda Gott recorded three saves while the Falcon's Jennifer Monson notched 11 saves.

The Cougars have now won four straight games, including three consecutive on the road, in midst of a six game road swing that spans over 5,700 miles in three weeks.

Up next for BYU is Wyoming Cowgirls at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Laramie. The Cougars are 7-0 all-time against Wyoming. The next home game for the Cougars is against UNLV on Oct. 24. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

Brigham Young vs Air Force (Oct 10, 2002 at Air Force Academy,CO)

Brigham Young (7-5) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Air Force (5-8) -------------------------------

Date: Oct 10, 2002 Attendance: 85 Brigham Young....... 3 2 - 5

Weather: sunny, 70 degrees with a light breeze Air Force........... 1 0 - 1

Brigham Young Air Force

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

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GK 30 GOTT, Mandy......... - - - GK 33 MONSON, Jennifer.... - - -

F 8 BIGELOW, Terra...... 2 - 1 MF 2 DAY, Cookie......... 1 - -

MF 9 CAMPBELL, Krissa.... 2 - - MF 3 MILLER, Christine... - - -

D 10 OLMSTEAD, Farrah.... - - - MF 4 VICK, Coogan........ - - -

D 13 HOECHERL, Annie..... 1 1 - MF 7 EMMINGER, Wendy..... - - -

F 14 FIELDING, Jennifer.. 5 1 1 D 9 ROTHWELL, Billie.... - - -

MF 15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... 1 1 - MF 11 WITHERS, Leigh-Anne. 1 - -

MF 16 LUI, Charlene....... - - - D 15 CLELAND, Amanda..... - - -

MF 17 CRAMER ROSE, Aleisha 2 - 1 D 17 OVERMEYER, Sarah.... - - -

MF 18 VIERNES, Jeni....... 3 1 - F 18 CHOLKO, Mary........ 3 1 -

D 19 HOLMAN, Britney..... - - 1 F 19 McDOWELL, Raegan.... - - -

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

3 DAVIS, Kimmie....... 5 - - 5 FREUND, Marci....... 1 - -

4 KING, Davia......... - - - 6 HONEYCUTT, Julie.... - - -

5 GABBERT, Katie...... - - - 8 BENDRICK, Jessica... - - -

6 HUNSBERGER, Kelly... 3 - - 10 ROWLAND, Jennifer... - - -

11 RENDICH, Jamie...... 1 - - 12 TATAREK, Elaine..... - - -

20 OJUKA, Lydia........ 4 1 - 14 BENSON, Meredith.... - - -

22 LARNED, Janie....... - - -

Totals.............. 29 5 4 24 FORD, Jennifer...... - - -

Totals.............. 6 1 0

Brigham Young Air Force

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

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30 GOTT, Mandy......... 90:00 1 3 33 MONSON, Jennifer.... 90:00 5 11

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

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Brigham Young....... 17 12 - 29 Brigham Young....... 1 2 - 3

Air Force........... 2 4 - 6 Air Force........... 6 5 - 11

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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Brigham Young....... 2 2 - 4 Brigham Young....... 3 6 - 9

Air Force........... 0 3 - 3 Air Force........... 3 9 - 12

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 3:08 AF 18 CHOLKO, Mary (5) Unassisted

stole ball from opposite team and drove

2. 13:46 BY 13 HOECHERL, Annie (2) Unassisted

scored off corner form 17

3. 14:32 BY 18 VIERNES, Jeni (5) 14 FIELDING, Jennifer

received pass from 14 and drove in to sc

4. 15:30 BY 14 FIELDING, Jennifer (3) 19 HOLMAN, Britney

5. 82:08 BY 20 OJUKA, Lydia (3) 8 BIGELOW, Terra

received from 8 and scored from 3 yards

6. 85:59 BY 15 BOWMAN, Brooke (4) 17 CRAMER ROSE, Aleisha

shot from 10 yards out into open goal

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-AF #11 (53:47)

Officials: Referee: Greg Marshall; Asst. Referee: Christer Yant; Kevin Yant;

Offsides: Brigham Young 1, Air Force 0.

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