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Reading Leads Cougars In Soccer Win Over Arizona

Tucson, AZ (Oct. 28, 2000) Two goals and an assist from senior Sara Reading was more than enough to give BYU's 11th ranked women's soccer team a 3-2 victory over Arizona, Saturday.

Both of Readings' goals came in the second half, but her assist to Jeni Willardson provided the first score of the game as Willardson was able to put in a goal, a chip shot from eight yards out in the eight minute of play.

Arizona tied it up the score at 1-1 from a penalty kick in the 23rd minute of the game and took a 2-1 advantage at half-time.

"I thought we played really well tonight, especially to fight back from a tough situation being down 2-1 at half-time," said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "Jeni Willardson had an outstanding game playing the wing position. She's getting better and better with each game."

The Cougars had to play without their leading scorer Michelle Peterson, who injured her ankle in Friday's match up against Minnesota.

In this game as in most other games this season, BYU outshot Arizona 32 to 4 with 14 shots on goal to the Wildcats three.

With the 3-2 win, the Cougars end regular season play with a 16-3-1 record.

After one day of rest, the top ranked BYU team travels to Las Vegas on Tuesday for this year's Mountain West Conference Championship hosted by UNLV. The Cougars come into the tourney as defending champions and as the number one seed. Their first game is on Thursday night, Nov. 2 against the winner of the UNLV vs Air Force game. Kick off for the game is slated for 7 p.m. at Peter Johann Memorial Field.

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BYU- 3; ARIZ-2

Scoring: BYU-Jeni Willardson, 8:56 (Sara Reading, assist)

ARIZ-Sierra Cristiano, 23:15 (penalty kick)

ARIZ-Liz Bartlett, 29:24 (Erin Nelson, assist)

BYU- Sara Reading, 54:31 (unassisted)

BYU-Sara Reading, 60:23 (Aleisha Cramer, Willardson, assists)

Shots: BYU-32; ARIZ-4

Keeper Saves: BYU-Jennifer Waldron, 1

ARIZ-Shannon Monti-6

ARIZ-Inger Airheart-5

Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook

Brigham Young vs Arizona (10/28/00 at Tucson, Arizona)

Brigham Young (16-3-1) vs. Goals by Period 1 2 Tot

Arizona (3-13-2) ----------------------------- -

Date: 10/28/00 Attendance: 527 Brigham Young....... 1 2 - 3

Weather: low 60s, calm Arizona............. 2 0 - 2

Brigham Young Arizona

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

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GK 00 Waldron, Jennifer... - - - - GK 2 Monti, Shannon...... - - - -

D 2 Graham, Athelia..... 1 - - - F 6 Lorona, Kristi...... - - - -

M 3 Christianson, Jennie 1 - - - M 8 Kaufman, Twila...... - - - -

M 4 Lewis, Natalyn...... 1 - - - D 9 Nighswander-Will, K. 1 - - -

D 7 Weidner, Aurelin.... 1 1 - - M 10 Cristiano, Sierra... 1 1 1 -

M 10 Hofheins, Farrah.... 1 - - - M 11 Chu, Naomi.......... - - - -

M 12 Reading, Sara....... 7 3 2 1 D 13 Nelson, Erin........ - - - 1

F 15 Lowe, Kim........... 4 - - - D 14 Guinn, Cassidy...... - - - -

M 17 Cramer, Aleisha..... 4 2 - 1 D 15 Giallonardo, Ann.... - - - -

M 18 Willardson, Jeni.... 4 3 1 1 M 22 Sabado, Tiffany..... - - - -

D 21 Reynolds, Staci..... 2 2 - - F 24 Bartlett, Liz....... 2 2 1 -

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

6 Hunsberger, Kelly... - - - - 1 Airheart, Inger..... - - - -

16 Jensen, Janet....... - - - - 5 Winship, Katie...... - - - -

20 Ojuka, Lydia........ 2 1 - - 17 Kennedy-Weber, Keri. - - - -

23 Higham, Sarah....... 4 2 - - 28 Mireles, Lisa....... - - - -

Totals.............. 32 14 3 3 Totals.............. 4 3 2 1

Brigham Young Arizona

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

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00 Waldron, Jennifer... 90:00 2 1 2 Monti, Shannon...... 45:00 1 6

1 Airheart, Inger..... 45:00 2 5

Shots by Period 1 2 Tot Saves by Period 1 2 Tot

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Brigham Young....... 17 15 - 32 Brigham Young....... 0 1 - 1

Arizona............. 2 2 - 4 Arizona............. 6 5 - 11

Corner Kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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Brigham Young....... 3 4 - 7 Brigham Young....... 3 4 - 7

Arizona............. 1 2 - 3 Arizona............. 7 3 - 10

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 8:56 BYU 18 Willardson, Jeni 12 Reading, Sara

chipped, front of net 8 yds

2. 23:15 ARIZ 10 Cristiano, Sierra Penalty kick

3. 29:24 ARIZ 24 Bartlett, Liz 13 Nelson, Erin

cross from right; chipped keeper

4. 54:31 BYU 12 Reading, Sara Unassisted

center 15 yds

5. 60:23 BYU 12 Reading, Sara 17 Cramer, Aleisha/18 Willardson, Jeni

from right side, front of net

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Cornelius Mercea; Asst. Referee: Buzz Dempsey; Bill Mindlin;

Alt. Official: Marco Coello; Scorer: Mindy Claggett;

Offsides: Brigham Young 2, Arizona 2.