Larkin Leads Team to Home-Opening Win

Hermann Trophy candidate Katie Larkin scored two goals against the Georgia Defense. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

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PROVO -- In front of 3,066 fans the Soccer Buzz No. 18 BYU Women’s Soccer team defeated the Soccer Times No. 18 Georgia Bulldogs 4-1 at the newly-renovated South Field Friday night.

With the win the Cougars improve to 2-1-0 on the season, while Georgia falls to 1-1-0.


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“The team did an outstanding job, everybody came ready to play,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “They were excited to play at home. Our forwards were outstanding, our back four were solid and our midfield played a great game.”

Hermann Trophy candidate Katie Larkin led the Cougars, scoring two goals on seven shots-on-goal. Her efforts were supplemented with goals from Kassidy Christensen and Katie Fellows Hodgkiss, and by a strong BYU defense that limited Georgia to only nine shots on goal while the Cougars managed 23.

BYU jumped ahead early when Larkin scored her in the eighth minute, to net her second goal of the season. Off an assist from Lauren Anderson, Larkin blew past Georgia goalkeeper Michelle Betos to score the first goal of the night.

Georgia took little time to even the game, when a rebound off of BYU goalkeeper Aleena Shelton’s block allowed Carrie Patterson to net the ball.

BYU broke the tie in the 18th minute as Fellows Hodgkiss passed the ball to Larkin, who fooled the goalkeeper and dropped the ball off to Kassidy Christensen. Allowing Christensen to score her first goal of the season, taking a 2-1 lead into the second half.

The Cougars extended their lead in the 55th minute when Anderson passed to an unguarded Larkin, who took the shot to score her second of the game.

Deep into the second half the Cougars continued their dominance over the Bulldogs when Christensen took a shot, and Fellows Hodgkiss poked in the deflection to bring BYU to a 3-1 lead.

The Cougars take South Field again on Monday when they host Arizona at 4 p.m. at South Field. The game will be broadcast live on BYUTV, and is available via livestats on www.byucougars.com.

Students can get in to the game free by presenting their student ID card at the gate.

Cougar fans can join the official Women's Soccer texting group by texting the words "WSOC" to the number 83043. Members of the group will receive reminders about game times, information about ticket discounts and other promotions.

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Soccer Box Score (Final)

UGA vs Brigham Young Univ. (Aug 29, 2008 at Provo, Utah)

UGA (1-1-0) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Brigham Young Univ. (2-1-0) -------------------------------

Date: Aug 29, 2008 Attendance: 3066 UGA................. 1 0 - 1

Weather: Brigham Young Univ.. 2 2 - 4

UGA Brigham Young Univ.

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

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GK 00 BETOS,Michelle...... - - - - GK 1 SHELTON, Aleena..... - - - -

D 7 TOMLINSON,Megan..... - - - 1 F 3 ANDERSON, Lauren.... 3 - - 2

D 8 FARELY,Natalie...... - - - - D 4 COOK, Karen......... - - - -

MF 16 DRESSEN,Traci....... 2 2 - - D 9 DRAEGER, Amanda..... 2 - - -

D 17 POWELL,Bailey....... - - - - D 10 CARTER, Jessica..... - - - -

F 19 MILLER,Ashley....... 2 1 - - D 11 WILLIS, Andrea...... - - - -

MF 21 SIMPSON, Caroline... 1 - - - MF 15 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... 1 1 - -

D 22 GARMAN,Kristin...... - - - - MF 16 JANIS, Auna......... 1 - - -

MF 23 KRASE,Mariah........ - - - - F 18 LARKIN, Katie....... 3 2 2 1

MF 24 GLANCY,Lauren....... - - - - F 21 CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy 7 2 1 1

F 27 PATTERSON,Carrie.... 2 1 1 - F 22 HODGKISS, Katie..... 3 3 1 1

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

2 BURLINGAME, Caroline - - - - 5 FELLER, Whitney..... - - - -

12 MCCONNELL,Leslie.... - - - - 6 RICHARDSON, Megan... - - - -

13 HOOKER,Alex......... 1 1 - - 7 MARSHALL, Jennie.... 2 - - -

20 STEIN, Lindsay...... - - - - 8 NELSON, Rachel...... - - - -

26 GILMORE,Meghan...... 1 1 - - 12 RIDDLE, Becca....... 1 - - -

Totals.............. 9 6 1 1 14 JAMESON, Ashleigh... - - - -

23 VANDER Veur, Alyssa. - - - -

Totals.............. 23 8 4 5

UGA Brigham Young Univ.

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

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00 BETOS,Michelle...... 90:00 4 3 1 SHELTON, Aleena..... 90:00 1 2

TM TM.................. 0:00 0 1 TM TEAM................ 0:00 0 3

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

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UGA................. 3 6 - 9 UGA................. 1 3 - 4

Brigham Young Univ.. 9 14 - 23 Brigham Young Univ.. 1 4 - 5

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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UGA................. 3 2 - 5 UGA................. 1 2 - 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 1 4 - 5 Brigham Young Univ.. 1 8 - 9

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 7:47 BY LARKIN, Katie (2) ANDERSON, Lauren

2. 13:26 UGA PATTERSON,Carrie TOMLINSON,Megan

3. 17:29 BY CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy (1) LARKIN, Katie; HODGKISS, Katie

4. 54:24 BY LARKIN, Katie (3) ANDERSON, Lauren

5. 84:23 BY HODGKISS, Katie (1) CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-UGA #7 (24:10); YC-BY #16 (44:08)

Officials: Referee: Skyler Pack; Asst. Referee: Orley Bills; Karen Grant;

Offsides: UGA 1, Brigham Young Univ. 5.

Tags: Results