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No. 20 USC Slips by the Cougars 1-0

LOS -- In a very hard-fought contest, the BYU women's soccer team fell 1-0 to No. 20 USC in Los Angeles on Saturday. With the loss, the Cougars move to 3-4 on the year while the Trojans are 3-3-1.

USC's lone goal came in the 32nd minute when senior midfielder Ali Fennell split two Cougar defenders and knocked the ball past Cougar keeper Mandy Gott. The Trojans took 12 shots in the first half, compared to three for BYU.

"They had a bit of a run in the first half," said BYU assistant coach Chris Watkins. "But we settled down quite a bit in the second half and put some pressure on them."

The second half saw the Cougars repeatedly attempt to break through USC's defense. BYU out-shot USC 7-3 in the second half, and Gott recorded seven saves for the game.

Junior forward/midfielder Lydia Ojuka nearly tied the game with a diving header that went just wide of the goal in the waning seconds of the game.

"It's disappointing to lose, but we had four freshman out there on the field at the end of the game trying to win it," said Watkins. "We knew USC was a good team."

BYU returns to Southern California on Wednesday, Sept. 25 to face UCLA at 2 p.m. The Cougars then come back to Provo Friday, Sept. 27 to play St. Mary's in a BYU Television/KBYU telecast at 7 p.m.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

BYU vs USC Trojans (Sep 21, 2002 at Los Angeles, Calif.)

BYU (3-4) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

USC Trojans (3-3-1) -------------------------------

Date: Sep 21, 2002 Attendance: 272 BYU................. 0 0 - 0

Weather: 78, sunny USC Trojans......... 1 0 - 1

BYU USC Trojans

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

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GK 30 GOTT, Mandy......... - - - GK 1 Peterson, Julie..... - - -

MF/ 2 THULIN, Brooke...... 2 - - D 3 Roach, Amanda....... - - -

D 5 GABBERT, Katie...... - - - F 4 Edwards, Jessica.... 1 - -

MF/ 6 HUNSBERGER, Kelly... 1 - - D 6 Goza, Nikki......... 1 - -

MF/ 9 CAMPBELL, Krissa.... 1 - - MF 7 Abbamonto, Megan.... 1 - -

MF/ 11 RENDICH, Jamie...... - - - MF/ 9 Sutorius, Tina...... 2 - -

D 13 HOECHERL, Annie..... 1 - - D 10 Pruett, Kaitlyn..... - - -

MF/ 16 LUI, Charlene....... 2 - - MF 11 Casas, Ashley....... 2 - -

MF/ 17 CRAMER ROSE, Aleisha 1 - - F 12 Fennell, Ali........ 3 1 -

MF/ 18 VIERNES, Jeni....... - - - F 15 Cross, Shannon...... 3 - -

D 19 HOLMAN, Britney..... - - - D 24 Schwarzbach, Hillary - - -

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

3 DAVIS, Kimmie....... - - - 2 Mann, Amy........... - - -

7 KRAINIK, Twink...... - - - 13 Fodor, Jackie....... - - -

8 BIGELOW, Terra...... - - - 14 Green, Lindsey...... - - -

10 OLMSTEAD, Farrah.... - - - 17 Leche, Jocelyn...... 1 - 1

14 FIELDING, Jennifer.. - - - 18 Blais, Kelly........ 1 - -

15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... 1 - - 21 Nowell, Ali......... - - -

20 OJUKA, Lydia........ 1 - -

Totals.............. 15 1 1

Totals.............. 10 0 0

BYU USC Trojans

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

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30 GOTT, Mandy......... 90:00 1 7 1 Peterson, Julie..... 90:00 0 1

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

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BYU................. 3 7 - 10 BYU................. 5 2 - 7

USC Trojans......... 12 3 - 15 USC Trojans......... 1 0 - 1

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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BYU................. 1 3 - 4 BYU................. 9 11 - 20

USC Trojans......... 4 3 - 7 USC Trojans......... 6 11 - 17

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 32:51 USC 12 Fennell, Ali (3) 17 Leche, Jocelyn

Split defenders on breakaway

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-USC #17 (64:53); YC-BYU #20 (78:45)

Officials: Referee: Des O'Sullivan; Asst. Referee: Barry Fox; Tony Guido Sacerio;

Scorer: Jason Pommier;

Offsides: BYU 0, USC Trojans 2.