Cuthbert Nets Game-Winner over Air Force

Haylee Cuthbert scored the lone goal Saturday night against Air Force. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Provo, Utah (October 14, 2006) -- With numerous opportunities to score throughout the game, Cougar senior Haylee Cuthbert netted the winning goal, defeating Air Force (3-9-3, 0-2-1), 1-0, in a physical battle between two conference foes.

"Our backs were against the wall in the first half, but I thought we responded well in the second half," BYU women's soccer head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "We attacked more and created more opportunities and Haylee (Cuthbert) put in a big goal for us."

The lone goal came in the 65th minute on a free kick that was taken by Haylee Cuthbert. Her kick sailed into the goal off the goalie's fist into the back of the net.

BYU took 19 shots in the game and eight on goal. BYU had possession for nearly three quarters of the time, but Air Force played tough defense to keep the game close.

The Cougar's had several opportunities to score in the second period of action. One of those opportunities came with 5:53 left in the game with BYU looking for its second goal. Carolyn Swenson, who gave the Air Force defense trouble all night, crossed the ball to the left side for Katie Larkin. Larkin had a promising look at the net and fired a shot. Air Force goalkeeper Erin Wallace, who had seven saves on the night, made the quick reach to stop the point blank assault.

Air Force was tough on defense but their best chance to even the score was stolen by BYU goalkeeper, Erica Woodbury. In the 84th minute, Woodbury jumped on a pass to the left side of the goal box only feet from a would-be Air Force scorer.

Woodbury had two saves on the night to give her 45 saves on the season.

"I'm pleased at where we're at right now," Rockwood said. "We're playing some great soccer. We're just going to keep playing harder and battle through."

The Cougars takes on Wyoming Thursday, at South Field in Provo, Utah.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

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Air Force vs #15 Brigham Young Univ. (Oct 14, 2006 at Provo, Utah)

Air Force vs.

Brigham Young Univ.

Date: Oct 14, 2006 Attendance: 2881

Weather:

Goals by period 1 2 Total

Air Force 0 0 0

Brigham Young Univ. 0 1 1

Air Force

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 1 WALLACE, Erin 0 0 0 0

D 2 CHASE, Rhett 0 0 0 0

D 3 WOOD, Alison 0 0 0 0

F 5 PERKOWSKI, Brittney 0 0 0 0

MF 6 EMORY, Rachael 2 2 0 0

F 10 SANFORD, Corbin 0 0 0 0

MF 12 MOKOS, Melinda 0 0 0 0

D 19 BRODIE, Christin 0 0 0 0

MF 21 LYNCH, Caitlin 0 0 0 0

MF 23 YIP, Kelsey 0 0 0 0

F 24 YAHN, Jessica 0 0 0 0

--- Substitutes ---

4 PARKER, Ashley 0 0 0 0

7 HALE, Kimberly 0 0 0 0

8 SLOGIC, Katherine 0 0 0 0

13 PLICHTA, Katherine 0 0 0 0

18 TAYLOR, Katherine 0 0 0 0

20 COLLINS, Ashley 0 0 0 0

22 ERNEST, Michele 0 0 0 0

32 FINCH, Susan 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 2 2 0 0

## Goalie Minutes GA Saves

1 WALLACE, Erin 90:00 1 7

Brigham Young Univ.

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 28 WOODBURY, Erika 0 0 0 0

D 3 CUTHBERT, Haylee 3 1 1 0

D 4 COOK, Karen 0 0 0 0

F 7 SWENSON, Carolyn 2 1 0 0

D 8 STAPLES, Stephanie 0 0 0 0

D 10 HARMON, Jessica 1 0 0 0

D 11 WILLIS, Andrea 0 0 0 0

MF 12 NATE, Natalie 2 1 0 0

F 18 LARKIN, Katie 3 2 0 0

D 21 PHILLIPS, Jenavieve 1 1 0 0

F 22 FELLOWS, Katie 5 2 0 0

--- Substitutes ---

5 HAYMOND, Alison 0 0 0 0

16 AQUINO, Jessica 2 0 0 0

19 KAKADELAS, Kelsea 0 0 0 0

25 THOMAS, Claire 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 19 8 1 0

## Goalie Minutes GA Saves

28 WOODBURY, Erika 90:00 0 2

Shots by period 1 2 Total

Air Force 2 0 2

Brigham Young Univ. 5 14 19

Corner kicks 1 2 Total

Air Force 0 0 0

Brigham Young Univ. 3 7 10

Saves by period 1 2 Total

Air Force 2 5 7

Brigham Young Univ. 2 0 2

Fouls 1 2 Total

Air Force 7 8 15

Brigham Young Univ. 12 7 19

SCORING SUMMARY

Goal Time Team Goal Scorer Assists

1. 63:15 BY CUTHBERT, Haylee (unassisted)

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS

AF #24 YAHN, Jessica Yellow card 86:20

Officials:

Offsides: Air Force 0, Brigham Young Univ. 2.

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