Cowgirls Get Roped In At South Stadium

Senior All-American and Heramnn Trophy candidate Aleisha Rose got the Cougars off to a 1-0 start as Wyoming fell prey to the Cougars 5-1 Thursday night. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- In the race for the Mountain West Conference crown, the No. 20 BYU women's soccer team took another step forward as they knocked off first-place Wyoming by a score of 5-1 on Thursday night at South Stadium in Provo.

Five different Cougars managed to score against the Cowgirls as BYU improved to 12-4-1 overall and 4-1-0 in conference and Wyoming dropped to 9-7-1 and 4-1-0 in conference play.

"The girls put in a strong game tonight," said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "The team played with intensity and purpose all night long."

From the first whistle the Cougars came out and dominated the field, refusing to allow the Cowgirls near the goal as BYU out shot Wyoming 13-2 in the first period.

Senior All-American and Hermann Trophy candidate Aleisha Rose got the Cougars off to a 1-0 start when her shot from 18 yards out on the left side zipped past Wyoming keeper and MWC Defender of the Week Lori Scheider, on 6:27 into the game.

Less than two minutes later BYU scored again, this time it was senior Terra Bigelow finding senior Jennifer Fielding in front of the box who sneaked the ball past Scheider for the 2-0 lead.

"I was proud of the team for coming out hard and getting us off to a strong start," said Rockwood.

In the 36th minute, Bigelow pushed the Cougar lead to 3-0 as she took the ball into the center of the box and smacked through the pipes for her team-leading seventh goal of the year.

Before the end of the period Wyoming got their second shot of the night off and this one found the back of the Cougar net as Kristen Stangl ended the Cougars' bid for their eighth shutout of the season.

The goal sent the teams into half time with BYU on top 3-1.

Not much changed in the game in the second period with BYU controlling the ball on possession and refusing to let up on defense, as the Cougars finished the game out shooting the Cowgirls 28-3.

Sophomore Jaime Rendich punched another goal in for the Cougars in the 57th minute after senior Krissa Campbell's shot riqocheted off the right post back into the box and Rendich was there to fire in the rebound and increase BYU's lead to 4-1.

The final goal of the game belonged to senior Lydia Ojuka who fired in a shot from 15 yards out to seal the win for the Cougars with a 5-1 victory.

BYU will next take to the road as they travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, to face the Rainbow Wahine on Monday, Oct. 27, at 11:00 p.m. (MDT), 7:00 p.m. in Hawaii.

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

Wyoming vs Brigham Young #20 (Oct 23, 2003 at Brigham Young Univ)

Wyoming ((9-7-0 (4-1-0))) vs.

Brigham Young #20 ((12-4-1 (4-1-0)))

Date: Oct 23, 2003 Attendance: 1244

Weather: 68 degrees and clear

Goals by period 1 Tot

Wyoming 0 0

Brigham Young #20 0 0

Wyoming

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 1 SCHEIDER, Lori 0 0 0 0

D 3 WALTERS, Kara 0 0 0 0

D/MF 5 GURROLA, Kristin 0 0 0 0

F/MF 7 NAGEL, Christine 0 0 0 0

MF/F 13 MINERO, Renee 0 0 0 0

D 14 STANGL, Kristen 0 0 0 0

MF 15 SKINNER, Sarah 0 0 0 0

MF/F 16 VOSSBRINK, Lindsey 0 0 0 0

MF 18 O'DELL, Angie 0 0 0 0

D 20 BARKSDALE, Jennifer 0 0 0 0

F 24 GOMES, Mari 0 0 0 0

Substitutes

00 HAWTHORNE, Lauren 0 0 0 0

2 ANDERSON, Chelsey 0 0 0 0

6 FERRELL, Darci 0 0 0 0

8 THOMPSON, Doreen 0 0 0 0

9 BOWMAN, Melissa 0 0 0 0

10 CLARKE, Carolyn 0 0 0 0

11 GULBRANDSEN, Tuva 0 0 0 0

19 WHITE, Celia 0 0 0 0

22 RACETTE, Meghan 0 0 0 0

23 KINNER, Jennifer 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 0 0 0 0

Brigham Young #17

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 0 SMITH, Ashley 0 0 0 0

F 8 BIGELOW, Terra 0 0 0 0

MF/F 9 CAMPBELL,Krissa 0 0 0 0

D 10 JENSEN, Nicole 0 0 0 0

F/MF 11 RENDICH, Jaime 0 0 0 0

F 14 FIELDING, Jennifer 0 0 0 0

MF/D 16 LUI, Charlene 0 0 0 0

MF 17 ROSE, Aleisha 0 0 0 0

D 19 HOLMAN, Britney 0 0 0 0

F/MF 20 OJUKA, Lydia 0 0 0 0

D 25 THOMAS, Claire 0 0 0 0

Substitutes

1 EVANS, Natalie 0 0 0 0

2 ANDERSON, Amberlea 0 0 0 0

3 CUTHBERT, Haylee 0 0 0 0

4 KING, Davia 0 0 0 0

5 GABBART, Katie 0 0 0 0

6 ZWAHLEN, Annie 0 0 0 0

12 TILLOTSON, Bobbi 0 0 0 0

13 THULIN, Brooke 0 0 0 0

18 ASAY, Courtney 0 0 0 0

22 MARTINS, Kimberly 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 0 0 0 0

Wyoming

## Player MIN GA Saves

00 HAWTHORNE, Lauren 0:00 0 0

Brigham Young #20

## Player MIN GA Saves

0 SMITH, Ashley 0:00 0 0

Shots by period 1 Tot

Wyoming 0 0

Brigham Young #20 0 0

Corner kicks 1 Tot

Wyoming 0 0

Brigham Young #20 0 0

Saves by period 1 Tot

Wyoming 0 0

Brigham Young #17 0 0

Fouls 1 Tot

Wyoming 0 0

Brigham Young #17 0 0

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-WY #8 (88:37)

Officials: Referee: Ryan Cigich; Asst. Referee: Carlos Palomino; Sly Yeates;

Alt. Official: Dix Waddell; Timekeeper: Jerry Freestone; Scorer: Jason Wells;

Offsides: Wyoming 0, Brigham Young #20 0.

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