Forwards 'assist' Cougars past Aggies

Kassidy Christensen's first half goal put the Cougars up for good. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Forwards Kassidy Christensen and Lauren Anderson each scored in the Cougars' 2-0 win over in-state rival Utah State in Logan Thursday evening.

"I was very pleased with the team's play," said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "I felt like we came out strong against a very good Utah State team, and we did well. Lauren had a really outstanding goal,

Christensen headed the ball past the keeper on a corner kick by Anderson. The goal gave the Cougars a quick 1-0 lead just eighteen minutes into the first half. The Cougars would take the lead into halftime. The goal was Christensen's third of the season. Anderson's assist was her team-leading six of 2008.

In the second half, Christensen would return the favor and assist Anderson. Coming at the 69 minute mark, Anderson's shot past the keeper to the bottom right-hand corner of the goal provided the final margin. Anderson has scored twice in 2008.

BYU outshot the Aggies 12-9 in the game. The Cougars got off to a fast start in the first half, shooting ten times while limiting Utah State to only three shots. Aggie keeper Ali Griffin was forced to make seven saves as BYU kept the pressure on throughout the half.

The win moves the Cougars, who have not lost to Utah State (6-0 all-time) to 7-5-0 overall.

With the win, BYU has won every game this season in which they have scored first. The Cougars are 6-0 when they score before the other team.

The Cougars came into the game just 2-5-0 on the road this season, but have another chance to improve their away record when they face rival Utah in the start of MWC play for both teams. The BYU/Utah soccer match is also the first round of the 2008-09 Deseret First Duel. The winner of the game will be awarded six points in the competition. The Cougars beat the Utes in the 2007-08 Duel by a score of 34-30.

"I know the girls are excited to play a strong Utah team," said Rockwood. "I know they're up to the challenge. We've been working hard and we're looking forward to start conference play."

The game kicks off from Salt Lake City at 7:00 p.m. A live stat feed will be available at www.byucougars.com/soccer_w/

Fans can join the official BYU Women’s Soccer Texting group by texting the word “WSOC” to 83043. Members of the group will get updates about game times and special promotions.

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Soccer Box Score (Final)

Brigham Young Univ. vs USU (Oct 02, 2008 at Logan, UT)

Brigham Young Univ. (7-5) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

USU (5-7-1) -------------------------------

Date: Oct 02, 2008 Attendance: 555 Brigham Young Univ.. 1 1 - 2

Weather: warm and clear 80s USU................. 0 0 - 0

Brigham Young Univ. USU

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Fo Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Fo

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GK 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... - - - - - GK 01 GRIFFIN, Ali........ - - - - -

F 3 ANDERSON, Lauren.... 3 3 1 1 - D 2 MALASKA, Jessie..... - - - - -

D 4 COOK, Karen......... 2 2 - - - M 3 SHIOZAKI, Stefani... 1 - - - -

M 5 FELLER, Whitney..... - - - - - F 8 SALMON, Erin........ 1 - - - -

D 9 DRAEGER, Amanda..... - - - - - M 9 SMART, Lindsey...... - - - - -

D 10 CARTER, Jessica..... - - - - - D 12 LOWRY, Alyssa....... - - - - -

D 11 WILLIS, Andrea...... - - - - - F 17 HANSEN, Lauren...... 1 - - - -

M 15 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... 1 1 - - - D 18 PORTER, Sydne....... 2 2 - - -

F 16 JANIS, Auna......... 2 2 - - - F 19 CLARK, Candice...... 1 1 - - -

F 18 LARKIN, Katie....... 1 - - - - D 20 TILLOTSON, Summer... 1 1 - - -

F 21 CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy 2 1 1 1 - M 33 SALMON, Chandra..... - - - - -

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

1 SHELTON, Aleena..... - - - - - 6 FLANARY, Shantel.... 1 - - - -

2 OLDROYD, Dana....... - - - - - 11 VENABLE, Alexis..... - - - - -

6 RICHARDSON, Megan... 1 - - - - 13 MADUELL, Allie...... - - - - -

7 MARSHALL, Jennie.... - - - - - 16 NILSSON, Kiersten... 1 - - - -

12 RIDDLE, Becca....... - - - - - 26 SELEDEE, Andrea..... - - - - -

20 DOW-JACKSON, Kristi. - - - - - Totals.............. 9 4 0 0 7

22 HODGKISS, Katie..... - - - - -

23 VANDER Veur, Alyssa. - - - - -

Totals.............. 12 9 2 2 15

Brigham Young Univ. USU

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

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32 OLSON, McKinzie..... 72:09 0 1 01 GRIFFIN, Ali........ 90:00 2 7

1 SHELTON, Aleena..... 17:51 0 3

TM TEAM................ 0:00 0 0

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

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Brigham Young Univ.. 10 2 - 12 Brigham Young Univ.. 1 3 - 4

USU................. 3 6 - 9 USU................. 7 0 - 7

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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Brigham Young Univ.. 2 2 - 4 Brigham Young Univ.. 6 9 - 15

USU................. 0 2 - 2 USU................. 4 3 - 7

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 18:00 BYU CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy (3) ANDERSON, Lauren header from four yards out off of CK

2. 69:08 BYU ANDERSON, Lauren (2) CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy shot from 12 yards to bottom right side

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Brett Stephens; Asst. Referee: Scott Reynolds; David Tamowski;

Alt. Official: Dix Waddell;

Offsides: Brigham Young Univ. 1, USU 0.

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