Defense Key in Victory

Bobbi Tillotson scored the second goal in a 2-1 victory over No. 21 Arizona (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Thanks to the stellar defense of the Cougars' back line, No. 12 BYU tallied yet another victory Saturday, with a 2-1 win over No. 21 University of Arizona (5-3-2). The Cougars advance to 11-0-1 after defeating the Wildcats.

"It was a battle," head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "Arizona was a very talented, very quick team. Our team defense was phenomenal, though. Erika (Woodbury) made a couple big time saves that kept us alive early. Our back four--Haylee Cuthbert, Nicole Anderson, Brooke Thulin and Jessica Harmon--did a tremendous job defensively all game."

Freshman Jessica Aquino found the back of the net first for BYU 33 minutes into the game. Bobbi Tillotson added the Cougars second goal in the 76th minute. Both goals were unassisted.

BYU held Mallory Miller, Arizona's dominant offensive threat, to one shot, which scored. She put the ball into the net just seven seconds after BYU scored its second goal. Preventing Miller from getting off more than one shot is quite a feat considering her credentials. With her ninth game-winning goal in her career last Sunday against UC-Santa Barbara, and fourth this season, Miller holds the program record in that category.

BYU and Arizona each had 13 shots. Woodbury saved the ball seven times.

The Cougars open up Mountain West Conference play at the friendly confines of South Stadium this weekend, when they will play the first two games of their four-game home stand. BYU will take on New Mexico on Thursday and the MWC's newest member, Texas Christian University, on Saturday. Game times are slated for 7 p.m.

"Going into conference play, we couldn't have asked for a better scenario." Rockwood said. "We had tough competition in our season before conference. We need to continue to get better and continue to grow as a team. Everything we've done up to this point is to prepare us for conference."

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

#12 Brigham Young Univ. vs #24 #21 Arizona (Oct 01, 2005 at Tucson, Ariz.)

Brigham Young Univ. (10-0-1) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

#21 Arizona (5-3)

Date: Oct 01, 2005 Attendance: 810 Brigham Young Univ.. 1 1 - 2

Weather: #21 Arizona......... 0 1 - 1

Brigham Young Univ. #21 Arizona

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

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GK 28 WOODBURY, Erika..... - - - - 90 GK 22 McCall Smith........ - - - - 90

3 CUTHBERT, Haylee.... - - - - 90 D 2 Claire Bodiya....... - - - - 90

7 SWENSON, Carolyn.... 1 - - - 44 MF 3 Jennifer Klein...... 3 1 - - 90

9 HARMON, Jessica..... - - - - 90 F 5 Mallory Miller...... 1 1 1 - 90

10 THULIN, Brooke...... 1 1 - - 90 MF 6 Erin Bevacqua....... 1 1 - - 90

11 BECK, Jaime......... 2 1 - - 42 D 10 Brianna Caceres..... - - - - 86

12 NATE, Natalie....... - - - - 90 D 11 Kaity Heath......... 2 1 - - 90

16 LUI, Charlene....... 1 1 - - 45 D 12 Savanah Levake...... - - - - 90

18 LARKIN, Katie....... 1 - - - 76 MF 17 Kamaya Damwijk...... 1 - - - 61

19 ANDERSON, Nicole.... - - - - 90 MF 18 Nicole Scheid....... 1 1 - - 90

20 Tillotson, Bobbi.... 3 2 1 - 74 F 19 Kelly Nelson........ 1 1 - - 36

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

2 ANDERSON, Amberlea.. 1 - - - 14 7 Nikki David......... 1 1 - - 29

4 AQUINO, Jessica..... 1 1 1 - 48 9 London King......... 1 1 - - 32

5 FELLER, Whitney..... 1 - - - 45 20 Gianna DeSaverio.... 1 - - - 26

6 ZWAHLEN, Annie...... - - - - 38 Totals.............. 13 8 1 0

14 HEATON, Laura....... - - - - 0

15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... 1 - - - 14

21 WILLIS, Andrea...... - - - - 0

22 FELLOWS, Katie...... - - - - 0

23 VANDER VEUR, Alyssa. - - - - 11

Totals.............. 13 6 2 0

Brigham Young Univ. #21 Arizona

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

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28 WOODBURY, Erika..... 90:00 1 7 22 McCall Smith........ 90:00 2 4

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

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Brigham Young Univ.. 8 5 - 13 Brigham Young Univ.. 3 4 - 7

#21 Arizona......... 3 10 - 13 #21 Arizona......... 3 1 - 4

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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Brigham Young Univ.. 3 4 - 7 Brigham Young Univ.. 3 4 - 7

#21 Arizona......... 0 1 - 1 #21 Arizona......... 6 2 - 8

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 33:15 BY AQUINO, Jessica (unassisted)

2. 76:29 BY Tillotson, Bobbi (unassisted)

3. 76:36 ARIZONA Mallory Miller (unassisted)

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-ARIZONA #11 (34:29)

Officials: Referee: Robert Walker; Asst. Referee: Michael Hojati; Jeff Vance;

Offsides: Brigham Young Univ. 0, #21 Arizona 1.

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