Larkin Scores Game-Winner Against Montana

Katie Larkin recorded her eight goal of the season against Montana on Saturday (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- For the seventh time this season, Hermann Trophy candidate Katie Larkin scored a game-winning goal and gave the Cougars (8-0-2) a 2-1 victory over Montana Saturday night at South Stadium in chilly conditions.

Larkin's goal was her eighth of the season, surpassing the previous seven she recorded last season. Larkin recorded three shots and also earned her first assist of the season.

"Tonight's weather definitely wasn't the best conditions," said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "We have to be able to adjust and play well. We expect to still be playing in November and the conditions then will be much like tonight."

BYU outshot Montana during the first half of play, 9-2. Freshman Becca Riddle got two goal shots off early, but yielded no results.

In the 40th minute Kassidy Christensen recorded her third score of the year and first of the game. A double assist from Larkin and Ashleigh Jameson set Christensen up for a header that sailed out of the reach of Montana's goalie.

"Luckily I was just there," said Christensen. "It was a fun goal to score."

Coming out of halftime, the Cougars immediately went to work. After only twenty seconds Swenson passed the ball in to Larkin, who found herself with a clear shot on the left side of the goal.

Goalkeeper Erika Woodbury had a relatively quiet evening, recording only two saves. In the 67th minute however, Montana's Sara Campbell scored, resulting in only the second goal allowed by Woodbury all season.

"I was a little disappointed by our performance," Rockwood said. "One or two points isn't much of a lead. We need to learn how to put teams away and do a better job organizationally. We need to make that third goal."

Team injuries could not stop the Cougars, who played without starters Katie Fellows and Karen Cook. Fellows suffered a concussion on Monday in the game against Washington and Cook was out with a high ankle sprain. Carolyn Swenson started the game despite nursing a broken rib.

BYU's next game will be against Utah State on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at South Stadium.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

Montana vs Brigham Young (Sep 29, 2007 at Provo, Utah)

Montana (2-7-0) vs. Brigham Young (8-0-2)

Date: Sep 29, 2007

Attendance: 636

Goals by period 1 2 Total

Montana 0 1 1

Brigham Young 1 1 2

Montana

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Min

GK 1 HARRIS, Grace 0 0 0 0 90

MF 2 HENDRIX, Malia 0 0 0 0 44

MF 3 NOGUEIRA, Laura 0 0 0 0 90

D 4 STEVENS, Sarah 0 0 0 0 90

D 6 ASPINWALL, Sarah 0 0 0 0 90

MF 8 CHAMBERS, Meghan 1 1 0 0 90

MF 10 CAMPBELL, Sara 4 1 1 0 90

D 17 McQUINN, Danielle 0 0 0 0 90

D 18 GRAFFT, Abby 0 0 0 0 90

F 19 BOURNE, Britta 0 0 0 0 71

MF 23 MAYER, Rachel 0 0 0 0 90

--- Substitutes ---

7 LEE, Carrie 0 0 0 0 28

12 BLAKE, Kiki 1 1 0 0 11

13 McKOY, Grace 0 0 0 0 19

16 REYES, Carmen 0 0 0 0 8

Totals......... 6 3 1 0

## Goalie Minutes GA Saves

1 HARRIS, Grace 90:00 2 8

Brigham Young

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Min

GK 28 WOODBURY, Erika 0 0 0 0 90

F 3 RIDDLE, Becca 5 4 0 0 63

MF 7 SWENSON, Carolyn 1 0 0 1 67

D 9 DRAEGER, Amanda 0 0 0 0 67

D 10 CARTER, Jessica 0 0 0 0 90

D 11 WILLIS, Andrea 1 1 0 0 90

MF 12 HENRIKSEN, Natalie 0 0 0 0 77

MF 15 KAKADELAS, Kelsea 1 1 0 0 64

F 16 GREENFIELD, Jessica 3 2 0 0 50

F 18 LARKIN, Katie 3 1 1 1 90

D 25 URRY, Nicole 0 0 0 0 72

--- Substitutes ---

2 HARMAN, Alison 0 0 0 0 23

5 FELLER, Whitney 0 0 0 0 38

8 PORTWOOD, Stephanie 1 0 0 0 25

14 JAMESON, Ashleigh 0 0 0 1 18

20 DOW, Kristi 0 0 0 0 27

21 CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy1 1 1 0 40

Totals......... 16 10 2 3

## Goalie Minutes GA Saves

28 WOODBURY, Erika 90:00 1 2

Shots by period 1 2 Total

Montana 2 4 6

Brigham Young 9 7 16

Corner kicks 1 2 Total

Montana 0 2 2

Brigham Young 3 5 8

Saves by period 1 2 Total

Montana 3 5 8

Brigham Young 0 2 2

Fouls 1 2 Total

Montana 2 4 6

Brigham Young 4 6 10

SCORING SUMMARY

Goal Time Team Goal Scorer Assists

1. 40:33 BY CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy JAMESON, Ashleigh; LARKIN, Katie

2. 45:28 BY LARKIN, Katie SWENSON, Carolyn

3. 66:49 MON CAMPBELL, Sara (unassisted)

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS

Officials:

Offsides: Montana 0, Brigham Young 2.

Tags: Results