Cougars Extend Winning Streak To Six

Freshman Jessica Ringwood scored her first goal of the season to give BYU its 1-0 win over the No. 14 Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- After a close match-up, the No. 14 BYU Cougars defeated the No. 14 Oregon Ducks 1-0 at South Field on Thursday night to extend their winning streak to six games.

The Cougars (9-2-1) held onto their first half lead to win against the very physical Ducks and break their six-game unbeaten streak.

“This was a great win for us against a very good Oregon team,” said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood after the game. “McKinzie had some huge saves for us and I feel like we were defensively solid tonight.”

The Cougars finished the contest with eight shots compared to Oregon's seven. Both teams ended with five corner kicks.

The game got off to a slow start with neither team getting a shot on goal until the 12-minute mark when Oregon’s Teresa Bowns took a shot at goal that was saved by BYU sophomore goalkeeper McKinzie Olson.

The Cougars had a scare when freshman forward Carlee Payne went down after colliding with an Oregon player early in the game. After just a moment, Payne was ready for more action.

At the 24-minute mark, BYU scored its first goal when senior Hermann Trophy Candidate Andrea Willis found and connected with freshman forward Jessica Ringwood for a header giving BYU the 1-0 lead. The goal was Ringwood’s first of her college career.

“I jumped as high as I could and Andrea hit me just right,” Ringwood said. “I was very excited.”

The Ducks would have one more shot at the goal before the half but Olson came up big for the Cougars with the save, once again.

In the scoreless second half, both teams battled offensively with the Cougars getting several good shots on goal.

This win gives Olson her fifth personal shutout this season after finishing the game with three saves.

The Cougars next host instate-rival Utah Saturday at 8 p.m., to open up the season's MWC race and Coach Rockwood says the game is one she is looking forward to.

“We haven’t talked about Utah all year and we get to start talking about them tomorrow,” Rockwood said. “We are excited to play Utah on our home field and we hope we will have a lot of fans here to cheer us on.”

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Soccer Box Score (Final)

BYU COUGAR SOCCER

#14 Oregon vs #14 Brigham Young (Oct 01, 2009 at BYU PROVO UT 84602)

Oregon (9-10-2) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Brigham Young (9-2-1) ------------------------------

Date: Oct 01, 2009 Attendance: 1336 Oregon.............. 0 0 - 0

Weather: Brigham Young....... 1 0 - 1

Oregon Brigham Young

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

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GK 1 Cody Miles.......... - - - - GK 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... - - - -

MF 3 Teresa Bowns........ 3 2 - - F 3 ANDERSON, Lauren.... 1 - - -

MF 4 Scout Libke......... - - - - F 7 PAYNE, Carlee....... - - - -

D 5 Bree Rowe........... - - - - MF 8 KONING, Mercede..... 1 - - -

F 9 Julie Armstrong..... - - - - D 11 Willis, Andrea...... - - - 1

MF 10 Kirstie Kuhns....... - - - - F 13 BARTHOLOMEW, Stacy.. - - - -

MF 12 Dani Oster.......... - - - - MF 15 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... - - - -

D 13 Danielle Sweeney.... 1 - - - D 18 LISONBEE, Lindsi.... - - - -

F 20 Jen Stoltenberg..... 2 - - - F 21 SHUMWAY-C, Kassidy.. 1 - - -

D 21 Mercedes Walters.... - - - - F 22 RINGWOOD, Jessica... 1 1 1 -

D 28 Nicole Bakke........ - - - - F 23 VANDER VEUR, Alyssa. 1 - - -

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

18 Rianna Mansfield.... 1 1 - - 4 JENSEN, Cami........ - - - -

24 Kelsey Hones........ - - - - 9 MARSHALL, Jennie.... 1 - - -

Totals.............. 7 3 0 0 16 JANIS, Auna......... 2 1 - -

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

Oregon Brigham Young

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

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1 Cody Miles.......... 90:00 1 1 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... 90:00 0 3

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

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Oregon.............. 3 4 - 7 Oregon.............. 0 1 - 1

Brigham Young....... 3 5 - 8 Brigham Young....... 2 1 - 3

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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Oregon.............. 3 2 - 5 Oregon.............. 2 2 - 4

Brigham Young....... 2 3 - 5 Brigham Young....... 2 6 - 8

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 24:29 BYU RINGWOOD, Jessica Willis, Andrea

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: JEFF YOUNG; Asst. Referee: JUSTIN LARSEN; SCOTT REYNOLDS;

Alt. Official: ADAM BRADY; Scorer: SARA;

Offsides: Oregon 0, Brigham Young 2.

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