Cougars Fall to Top-Seeded Stanford in NCAA Tourney

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PALO ALTO -- BYU's women's soccer team played a close back-and-forth battle in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, but fell to top-seeded Stanford, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon.

"It was an honor to be here and play Stanford," said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "I'm very proud of how hard our team played and the level at which we competed."

The Cougars end their season with an impressive 18-4-2 record with three wins over top-25 teams, an MWC Regular Season title, and a fifth-straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.

For a team that averages 24.7 shots per game, the Cougars held the Cardinal to just 22 shots in the game while BYU finished with 15. For just the third time this season, Stanford gave up double-figure shots.

The Cougars saw shots from Carlee Payne, Lauren Anderson, Stacy Bartholomew, Kassidy C. Shumway, Jessica Ringwood, Alyssa Vander Veur, Jennie Marshall and Kristi Dow-Jackson with Payne leading with four.

BYU’s defensive line was almost a literal wall against the Cardinal attack. Freshman Lindsi Lisonbee, Senior Andrea Willis, Junior Mercede Koning, Freshman Bartholomew and Junior Nicole Urry-Giliam made sure the Cardinal offense was only able to get two shots in goal. Sophmore goalie McKinzie Olson recorded four saves in the contest.

Stanford's goals came in the first 20 seconds of the contest and in the last minute of play in regulation.

The Cougars won eight of their last ten games on the year.

BYU COUGAR SOCCER

#20 Brigham Young vs #1 Stanford (Nov 14, 2009 at Stanford, Calif.)

Brigham Young (18-4-2) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Stanford (22-0-0) -------------------------------

Date: Nov 14, 2009 Attendance: 1736 Brigham Young....... 0 0 - 0

Weather: partly cloudy, temperature in high 50s. Stanford............ 1 1 - 2

Brigham Young Stanford

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Fo Min Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Fo Min

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3 ANDERSON, Lauren.... 1 - - - - 63 GK 1 Maker, Kira......... - - - - - 90

7 PAYNE, Carlee....... 4 - - - - 85 D 4 Garciamendez, Alina. 1 - - - - 90

8 KONING, Mercede..... - - - - - 75 F 5 Verloo, Courtney.... - - - - - 54

11 Willis, Andrea...... 1 1 - - - 90 D 6 Jenkins, Alicia..... - - - - - 90

13 BARTHOLOMEW, Stacy.. - - - - - 25 D 11 Quon, Rachel........ - - - - - 90

15 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... - - - - - 90 D 13 Riley, Katie........ - - - - - 90

18 LISONBEE, Lindsi.... - - - - - 90 F 17 Taylor, Lindsay..... 3 1 1 - - 75

21 SHUMWAY-C, Kassidy.. 1 - - - - 75 F 19 O'Hara, Kelley...... 9 3 - 2 - 90

22 RINGWOOD, Jessica... 1 - - - - 56 M 20 Nogueira, Mariah.... - - - - - 72

23 VANDER VEUR, Alyssa. 3 - - - - 90 M 21 Heath, Hillary...... 3 - - - - 90

32 OLSON, McKinzie..... - - - - - 90 F 23 Press, Christen..... 6 2 1 - - 84

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

9 MARSHALL, Jennie.... 2 - - - - 47 2 Levin, Camille...... - - - - - 12

14 JAMESON, Ashleigh... - - - - - 14 7 Noyola, Teresa...... - - - - - 15

16 JANIS, Auna......... 2 1 - - - 31 10 Stannard, Kristin... - - - - - 10

20 DOW-JACKSON, Kristi. - - - - - 5 22 McCann, Allison..... - - - - - 32

25 URRY-Gilliam, Nicole - - - - - 65 27 Hing-Glover, Marjani - - - - - 6

Totals.............. 15 2 0 0 11 Totals.............. 22 6 2 2 10

Brigham Young Stanford

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

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32 OLSON, McKinzie..... 90:00 2 4 1 Maker, Kira......... 90:00 0 2

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

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Brigham Young....... 7 8 - 15 Brigham Young....... 1 3 - 4

Stanford............ 6 16 - 22 Stanford............ 1 1 - 2

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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Brigham Young....... 0 3 - 3 Brigham Young....... 5 6 - 11

Stanford............ 5 4 - 9 Stanford............ 3 7 - 10

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 0:23 STAN Press,Christen(19) O'Hara,Kelley Ball played from right,

Press right-footed strike from 6 yards.

2. 88:14 STAN Taylor,Lindsay(6) O'Hara, Kelley Shot by O'Hara blocked,

Taylor scored on rebound.

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-BY #15 (38:47); YC-STAN #6 (61:30)

Officials: Referee: Colin Arblaster; Asst. Referee: Veronica Perez; Michael Kampeinert;

Alt. Official: Eli Aguilar; Timekeeper: Brian Casho; Scorer: David Kiefer;

Offsides: Brigham Young 0, Stanford 1.

NCAA Second Round

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