Cougars Overwhelm Northwestern 5-0

Freshman Brooke Bowman sparked the Cougars with energetic play off the bench and finished BYU's offensive assault with a goal in the 69th minute against Northwestern. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU women's soccer team went on an offensive tear Saturday night, defeating Northwestern 5-0 at South Field in front of 1,384 fans to even its season record at 2-2.

After being shutout for only the fourth time in eight years at South Field last night against No. 18 Kentucky, the Cougars responded by making Northwestern (1-1-1) the 38th team to be shutout by BYU at South Field since 1995.

In the 23rd minute, senior Jeni Willardson-Viernes started the scoring for the Cougars after receiving an assist from midfielder Krissa Campbell. Viernes then sprinted with the ball down the right side of the field, breaking away from the defender and drawing the goalie out before putting the ball in the left corner of the net. Viernes leads the team with three goals on the season.

Halftime adjustments by BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood allowed the Cougars to take advantage of a breakdown in the Wildcats' defense.

"We needed to use the outside wings more because Northwestern wasn't protecting it and didn't recognize it," Rockwood said. "We did a much better job of finding the outside in the second half."

Viernes got into the act again in the second half, feeding the ball to sophomore Aydre Soffe who one-timed the assist past Northwestern's keeper Susie McCreery to score her first goal of the season at 53:43.

BYU also found a scoring punch from off the bench as junior Jennifer Henry-Fielding scored twice and freshman Brooke Bowman found the net once. Fielding and Bowman came off the bench to record their first goals.

"Jennifer Fielding and Brooke Bowman gave us a lot of energy and a great spark off the bench tonight," Rockwood said.

Fielding's first goal was rocket that ricocheted off a Wildcat defender who tried to clear the shot but instead kicked it into her own net in the 57th minute. Ten minutes later, Fielding scored again when McCreery collided with one of her own defender's as they tried to stop Fielding's shot, which then bounced off the two Northwestern players into the net.

Two minutes later, in the 69th minute, Bowman took a pass from freshman Brooke Thulin and delivered to the right side of the net to end the scoring for the Cougars.

The BYU defense only allowed eight shots compared to BYU's 22 shots on goal, and Cougar keeper Mandy Gott recorded three saves on the night, all in the first half as Ashley Smith took over goal duties in the second half.

BYU returns to South Field to face Idaho State at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

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NU vs Brigham Young (Sep 07, 2002 at Provo, Utah)

NU (1-1-1) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Brigham Young (2-2-0) -------------------------------

Date: Sep 07, 2002 Attendance: 1384 NU.................. 0 0 - 0

Weather: 60's cloudy Brigham Young....... 1 4 - 5

NU Brigham Young

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

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GK 1 McCREERY, Susie..... - - - GK 30 GOTT, Mandy......... - - -

MF 4 GUINEY, Aileen...... 1 - - MF 3 DAVIS, Kimmie....... 3 - -

D 5 GREENE, Molly....... 2 - - D 5 GABBERT, Katie...... - - -

MF/ 7 LIPINSKI, Julie..... 1 - - MF 9 CAMPBELL, Krissa.... 1 - 1

F 9 GHIDINELLI, Kate.... - - - MF/ 11 RENDICH, Jamie...... - - -

F 10 LOWEY, Tabitha...... 1 - - D 13 HOECHERL, Annie..... - - -

F 12 PEARCE, Kristen..... 1 - - MF/ 16 LUI, Charlene....... - - -

M 15 HACK, Carolyn....... - - - MF/ 17 CRAMER ROSE, Aleisha 2 - -

D 16 GUNDERSON, Katie.... - - - F 18 VIERNES, Jeni....... 2 1 1

D 17 WILSON, Kelli....... - - - D 19 HOLMAN, Britney..... - - -

D 20 VERIS, Lindsey...... - - - MF 23 SOFFE, Aydre........ 2 1 -

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

6 GILKEY, Kristiina... 1 - - 0 SMITH, Ashley....... - - -

13 COMPERNOLLE, Nell... - - - 2 THULIN, Brooke...... 1 - 1

25 GARMON, Ashleigh.... 1 - - 4 KING, Davia......... - - -

6 HUNSBERGER, Kelly... - - -

Totals.............. 8 0 0 7 KRAINIK, Twink...... 3 - -

8 BIGELOW, Terra...... 1 - -

10 OLMSTEAD, Farrah.... - - -

14 FIELDING, Jennifer.. 3 2 -

15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... 2 1 -

20 OJUKA, Lydia........ 2 - -

21 PHILLIPS, Jenavieve. - - -

Totals.............. 22 5 3

NU Brigham Young

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

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1 McCREERY, Susie..... 90:00 5 7 30 GOTT, Mandy......... 45:00 0 3

TM TM.................. 0:00 0 1 0 SMITH, Ashley....... 45:00 0 0

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

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

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NU.................. 5 3 - 8 NU.................. 5 3 - 8

Brigham Young....... 9 13 - 22 Brigham Young....... 3 0 - 3

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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NU.................. 4 2 - 6 NU.................. 5 7 - 12

Brigham Young....... 2 4 - 6 Brigham Young....... 9 6 - 15

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 23:53 BY 18 VIERNES, Jeni (3) 9 CAMPBELL, Krissa

2. 53:43 BY 23 SOFFE, Aydre (1) 18 VIERNES, Jeni

pass across goal to touch in

3. 57:55 BY 14 FIELDING, Jennifer (1) Unassisted

own goal (last touch byu 14)

4. 67:29 BY 14 FIELDING, Jennifer (2) Unassisted

own goal (cross by byu14)

5. 69:52 BY 15 BOWMAN, Brooke (1) 2 THULIN, Brooke

flip to goal

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-BY #20 (30:23)

Officials: Referee: Steve Yeates; Asst. Referee: Bruce Major; Sly Yeates;

Alt. Official: Bill Stowell; Timekeeper: Jerry Freestone; Scorer: Kathy Jensen;

Offsides: NU 2, Brigham Young 2.

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