Domination Brings Win Over Bengals

Senior Lydia Ojuka scored the first goal of the night for BYU as the team defeated ISU 2-0 on Saturday night. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 21 BYU women's soccer team (5-2-1) recorded their fifth shut out of the season as they defeated the Idaho State Bengals (4-2-1) 2-0 at South Stadium Friday night.

The majority of the contest was played on the ISU side of the field as BYU managed to control the tempo of the game, out shooting the Bengals 23-5 on the night.

"Our forwards provided a lot of pressure and that set the tempo for the rest of the game," said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood.

ISU was forced to play without three of its top athletes as they all suffered season ending injuries this week, including Stacy Allen, the team's all-time leading scorer. This meant the Bengals resorted to a primarily defensive game.

The Cougars dominated the first period, refusing to allow the ball to cross the midfield line until the 23rd minute when ISU recorded its first shot of the game. In that same time span, the Cougars recorded five shots. At the half, the Cougars had out shot the Bengals 10-1, but had still been unable to convert a goal.

When the second period began the Cougars picked up right where they left off by pushing the ball up field as they attacked the Bengals' net and maintained control of the game.

In the 57th minute the Cougars found the back of the Bengals' net to go up 1-0 off a corner kick assist from senior All-American Aleisha Rose to senior forward Lydia Ojuka who converted on the header for her fourth goal of the season, while Rose brought her season assist total up to seven.

Providing a little extra insurance was freshman Bobbi Tillotson who added the second and final goal of the game for the Cougars with 6:45 left in the game off an assist from fellow freshman Amberlea Anderson, and put the game out of reach for ISU.

BYU went on to win the game 2-0 in front of a crowd of 1,533.

"We came into this game knowing it was a must win game," said Rockwood. "Our program has never dropped three games in a row."

The Cougars head to Spokane, Wash., to face the Bulldogs of Gonzaga University on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 3:00 p.m. (PDT).

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Idaho State vs Brigham Young (Sep 20, 2003 at Provo, Utah)

Idaho State ((4-2-1)) vs.

Brigham Young ((5-2-1))

Date: Sep 20, 2003 Attendance: 1533

Weather: 70's clear

Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Idaho State 0 0 0

Brigham Young 0 2 2

Idaho State

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 1 Boyle, Shannon 0 0 0 0

F/MF 4 Kim, Chantal 0 0 0 0

MF/F 5 Jones, Jenna 0 0 0 0

F 8 Bobert, Jessie 2 2 0 0

MF 9 Park, Shawna 0 0 0 0

F/MF 10 Arnell, Heather 1 1 0 0

F 14 Jones, Heather 0 0 0 0

D/MF 15 Christensen, Hollie 0 0 0 0

D 17 Loo, Jennifer 1 0 0 0

MF 20 Tobiason, Carlie 0 0 0 0

D 22 Kimenker, Ashli 0 0 0 0

Substitutes

11 Rigby, Amanda 0 0 0 0

12 Hobdey, Sarah 1 0 0 0

16 Peterson, Tia 0 0 0 0

18 Blanchard, Emily 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 5 3 0 0

Brigham Young

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 0 SMITH, Ashley 0 0 0 0

F 8 BIGELOW, Terra 1 1 0 0

MF/F 9 CAMPBELL,Krissa 5 3 0 0

D 10 JENSEN, Nicole 1 1 0 0

F/MF 11 RENDICH, Jaime 2 1 0 0

MF/D 13 THULIN, Brooke 0 0 0 0

F 14 FIELDING, Jennifer 3 3 0 0

MF/D 16 LUI, Charlene 1 0 0 0

MF 17 ROSE, Aleisha 2 0 0 1

D 19 HOLMAN, Britney 1 1 0 0

F/MF 20 OJUKA, Lydia 4 2 1 0

Substitutes

2 ANDERSON, Amberlea 0 0 0 1

12 TILLOTSON, Bobbi 2 1 1 0

18 ASAY, Courtney 1 0 0 0

22 MARTINS, Kimberly 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 23 13 2 2

Idaho State

## Player MIN GA Saves

1 Boyle, Shannon 90:00 2 8

TM TM 0:00 0 3

Brigham Young

## Player MIN GA Saves

0 SMITH, Ashley 90:00 0 2

TM TM 0:00 0 1

Shots by period 1 2 Tot

Idaho State 1 4 5

Brigham Young 10 13 23

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot

Idaho State 0 1 1

Brigham Young 5 6 11

Saves by period 1 2 Tot

Idaho State 4 7 11

Brigham Young 0 3 3

Fouls 1 2 Tot

Idaho State 2 6 8

Brigham Young 5 8 13

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

1 57:47 BY 20 OJUKA, Lydia (4) 17 ROSE, Aleisha

corner to header

2 83:14 BY 12 TILLOTSON, Bobbi (2) 2 ANDERSON, Amberlea

cross to battle at open goal

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-BY #8 (61:40)

Officials: Referee: Greg Marshall; Asst. Referee: Karen Grant; Keith Williamson;

Alt. Official: Norm WIlliamson; Timekeeper: Sara Reading; Scorer: Kathy Jensen;

Offsides: Idaho State 0, Brigham Young 5.

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