Cougars Win Catfight With Wildcats

All-American and Hermann Trophy candidate Aleisha Rose scored the first goal of the game as the Cougars defeated Weber State 2-1 on Tuesday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU women's soccer team got back to their winning ways with a 2-1 victory over in-state rival Weber State University on Tuesday night.

With the win, the Cougars improve to 7-3-1 on the season while the Wildcats drop to 2-5-2, yet head coach Jennifer Rockwood sees a lot of room for improvement.

"We have to find a way to be more consistent," said Rockwood. "We played with intensity on Friday against Florida, but Weber out hustled us the whole second half."

Reading the stats, you couldn't tell that the Cougars were out hustled as they out shot the Wildcats 18-11 and gained a 6-1 advantage on corner kicks. However, most of those numbers were recorded in the first period of play.

The first half of action saw the Cougars jump out to a 2-0 lead with goals from senior All-American and Hermann Trophy candidate Aleisha Rose and sophomore Jaime Rendich.

Rose put BYU up 1-0 with her second goal of the season as she took a pass from Rendich, dribbled the ball into the box, managed to side step Weber's keeper Melanie Stratford and tapped the ball in for an open goal.

It took the Cougars only six more minutes to put in their second goal of the game as junior Krissa Campbell found Rendich who punched the ball in just past the keeper's hands in the 20th minute of the game.

After half time the Wildcats came out with intensity and determination as they allowed the Cougars only five shots in the second half after giving the Cougars 13 looks at the goal in the first.

"I felt that we needed to put another goal in the net but we couldn't get it," said Rockwood. "In soccer a 2-0 lead is nothing."

In the second period Weber mounted a comeback and cut the Cougar lead by one in the 60th minutes with a goal by Anna Neisen, who headed in the ball off a throw-in by Amy Baird that slipped past keeper Natalie Evans.

Neither team would score again the rest of the way as the Cougars escaped with the 2-1 win.

Friday night marks another home game for the Cougars who this time will be hosting No. 14 USC at South Stadium at 7:00 p.m. (MDT). That night is Youth Soccer and High School Team Night as well as Chamber of Commerce Night. Commerce businesses get in for $2 with a flyer and youth get in for $1 with their uniform.

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

Weber State Univ vs Brigham Young (Sep 30, 2003 at Provo, Utah)

Weber State Univ (2-5-2) vs.

Brigham Young (7-3-1)

Date: Sep 30, 2003 Attendance: 771

Weather: 80s pcloudy

Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Weber State Univ 0 1 1

Brigham Young 2 0 2

Weber State Univ

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 0 Melanie Stratford 0 0 0 0

F 2 Kaleen Grant 1 1 0 0

MF 3 Rochelle Hoover 2 1 0 0

D 5 Becky Clark 0 0 0 0

F 8 Linsey McFarland 1 0 0 0

D 9 Erica Kilbourne 0 0 0 0

F 10 Sarah Cortez 0 0 0 0

D 11 Krista Davis 1 1 0 0

MF 15 Amy Baird 0 0 0 1

MF 20 Anna Neisen 1 1 1 0

MF 23 Kacey McDonald 5 3 0 0

Substitutes

6 Erin Smith 0 0 0 0

19 Lindsay Davis 0 0 0 0

21 Ashley Wood 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 11 7 1 1

Brigham Young

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 1 EVANS, Natalie 0 0 0 0

F 8 BIGELOW, Terra 0 0 0 0

MF/F 9 CAMPBELL,Krissa 5 3 0 1

D 10 JENSEN, Nicole 1 0 0 0

MF 11 RENDICH, Jaime 1 1 1 0

F 14 FIELDING, Jennifer 0 0 0 0

D 16 LUI, Charlene 1 0 0 0

MF 17 ROSE, Aleisha 5 4 1 0

D 19 HOLMAN, Britney 0 0 0 0

F 20 OJUKA, Lydia 1 1 0 0

MF 25 THOMAS, Claire 1 0 0 0

Substitutes

4 KING, Davia 0 0 0 0

6 ZWAHLEN, Annie 1 1 0 0

12 TILLOTSON, Bobbi 1 1 0 0

13 THULIN, Brooke 1 0 0 0

22 MARTINS, Kimberly 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 18 11 2 1

Weber State Univ

## Player MIN GA Saves

0 Melanie Stratford 90:00 2 8

TM TM 0:00 0 1

Brigham Young

## Player MIN GA Saves

1 EVANS, Natalie 90:00 1 5

TM TM 0:00 0 1

Shots by period 1 2 Tot

Weber State Univ 7 4 11

Brigham Young 13 5 18

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot

Weber State Univ 0 1 1

Brigham Young 4 2 6

Saves by period 1 2 Tot

Weber State Univ 6 3 9

Brigham Young 3 3 6

Fouls 1 2 Tot

Weber State Univ 5 7 12

Brigham Young 3 6 9

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

1 13:05 BY 17 ROSE, Aleisha (2) Unassisted

open goal

2 19:09 BY 11 RENDICH, Jaime (4) 9 CAMPBELL,Krissa

open shot to 1v1 w/keeper

3 60:00 WSU 20 Anna Neisen 15 Amy Baird

header from throw in

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Cory Dean; Asst. Referee: Orley Bills; Jeff Young;

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

Offsides: Weber State Univ 1, Brigham Young 3.

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