No. 17 Cougars Win Conference Opener

Senior Jennifer Fielding got the Cougars off to a good start Thursday night, scoring the first goal on the way to a 5-1 Cougar win. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Playing at home in the Mountain West Conference opener, the No. 17 BYU women's soccer team (9-3-1) defeated New Mexico (1-6-3) Thursday night by a score of 5-1 as five different Cougars found the back of the net.

With the beginning of conference play, the Cougars set out to claim their fifth-straight MWC crown.

"This was a nice win for us," said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "The second half of the season begins with conference games and we got off to a strong start."

Strong is exactly what the Cougars were all night as they out shot the Lobos 29-7, claimed a 5-0 advantage on corner kicks and tallied the most goals in a single game this season.

Senior Jennifer Fielding scored the first goal for the Cougars only seven minutes into the game after Lobos keeper Kristen Winters deflected a shot by senior Lydia Ojuka and Fielding smacked in the ball for the early 1-0 lead.

Freshman Annie Zwahlen kept things going for BYU by scoring her fourth goal of the season to put the Cougars up 2-0 in the 37th minute.

The Lobos managed to answer before the end of the first period of play when Kristine Sweat managed to sneak up on Cougar keeper Natalie Evans to bring New Mexico within one heading into the half.

After the break the Cougars came out strong, once again applying the pressure to the New Mexico defense in an effort to push their lead beyond a single goal.

Senior Terra Bigelow answered the call for the Cougars as she and Fielding hooked up on the first goal of the second period that put the Cougars up 3-1.

It was the fourth goal on the season for Bigelow and Fielding's second assist.

With time winding down junior Krissa Campbell put the game out of reach as she scored off of freshman Courtney Asay's touch pass by sending a rocket past Winters.

Only one minute later, senior All-American and Hermann Trophy candidate Aleisha Rose added a little insurance to the Cougars' win by striking from 30 yards out with a chip-shot that floated over Winters' head and hit the back of the net giving the Cougars a 5-1 win. Both Asay and freshman Amberlea Anderson were credited with the assist on the shot.

The Cougars are back in action at South Stadium Saturday night as they play host to the Air Force Academy at 7:00 p.m. (MDT).

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

New Mexico vs Brigham Young (Oct 09, 2003 at Provo, Utah)

New Mexico (1-6-3 (0-1-0)) vs.

Brigham Young #17 (9-3-1 (1-0-0))

Date: Oct 09, 2003 Attendance: 707

Weather: 88 fair

Goals by period 1 2 Tot

New Mexico 1 0 1

Brigham Young 2 3 5

New Mexico

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 0 WINTERS, Kristen 0 0 0 0

D 5 DEVAULT, Deidre 1 1 0 0

D 6 SULLIVAN, Samantha 0 0 0 0

MF 12 ADDISON, Rachael 0 0 0 0

MF/F 13 MCBRIDE, Marissa 0 0 0 0

D 17 POLLOCK, Clare 0 0 0 0

MF 19 HENDREN, LeAnne 1 1 0 0

D 21 WALTZ, Alicia 0 0 0 0

D/MF 25 LOWERY, Ashley 0 0 0 0

MF/F 26 NELSON, Amy 2 2 0 0

MF 42 EMERSON, Brittany 0 0 0 0

Substitutes

2 PITCOCK, Nicole 0 0 0 0

7 RENDELL, Kellisha 0 0 0 0

8 D'ANGELO, Coco 1 1 0 0

14 THEYS, Erchen 1 1 0 0

20 HAFNER, Kellee 0 0 0 0

23 SWEAT, Kristine 1 1 1 0

27 ABEYTA, Alanna 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 7 7 1 0

Brigham Young

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 1 EVANS, Natalie 0 0 0 0

F 8 BIGELOW, Terra 2 2 1 0

MF/F 9 CAMPBELL,Krissa 6 4 1 0

D 10 JENSEN, Nicole 2 1 0 0

MF 13 THULIN, Brooke 1 0 0 0

F 14 FIELDING, Jennifer 7 4 1 1

MF/D 16 LUI, Charlene 0 0 0 0

MF 17 ROSE, Aleisha 2 2 1 0

D 19 HOLMAN, Britney 0 0 0 0

F/MF 20 OJUKA, Lydia 4 2 0 0

D 25 THOMAS, Claire 0 0 0 0

Substitutes

2 ANDERSON, Amberlea 1 0 0 1

4 KING, Davia 1 0 0 0

6 ZWAHLEN, Annie 1 1 1 0

12 TILLOTSON, Bobbi 0 0 0 0

18 ASAY, Courtney 2 2 0 2

22 MARTINS, Kimberly 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 29 18 5 4

New Mexico

## Player MIN GA Saves

0 WINTERS, Kristen 90:00 5 13

Brigham Young

## Player MIN GA Saves

1 EVANS, Natalie 90:00 1 6

Shots by period 1 2 Tot

New Mexico 1 6 7

Brigham Young 20 9 29

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot

New Mexico 0 0 0

Brigham Young 3 2 5

Saves by period 1 2 Tot

New Mexico 8 5 13

Brigham Young 0 6 6

Fouls 1 2 Tot

New Mexico 11 7 18

Brigham Young 4 11 15

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

1 7:01 BY 14 FIELDING, Jennifer (2) Unassisted

2 36:52 BY 6 ZWAHLEN, Annie (4) Unassisted

3 40:26 NM 23 SWEAT, Kristine Unassisted

4 46:19 BY 8 BIGELOW, Terra (4) 14 FIELDING, Jennifer

5 85:23 BY 9 CAMPBELL,Krissa 18 ASAY, Courtney

6 86:50 BY 17 ROSE, Aleisha (3) 18 ASAY, Courtney/2 ANDERSON,

Amberlea

Rose from 25 yards out over keeper's head

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Bobby Mantinez; Asst. Referee: Sly Yeates; Steve Yeates;

Timekeeper: Jerry Freestone; Scorer: Kathy Jensen;

Offsides: New Mexico 0, Brigham Young 2.

Tags: Results