Season Opener Goes Cougars Way in Hawaii

Jaime Beck and Charlene Lui celebrate after a teammate scores a goal. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

WAIPAHU -- In an impressive showing on both ends of the field, Brigham Young overwhelmed George Mason, 4-0, during the second evening of the OHANA Hotels & Resort No Ka Oi at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium.

The Cougars dominated from the outset, scoring a pair of goals in each

half. BYU out-shot George Mason, 23-3 and held the advantage in corner

kicks, 7-2.

Sophomore Natalie Nate put BYU on the scoreboard early at the 6:15 mark sending a straight-away rocket from 35 yards into the goal. Less than 10 minutes later another sophomore, Carolyn Swenson stole a Patriots pass and hit a left-footed shot from close range to make it 2-0. The Cougars had another scoring opportunity in the 31st minute of the game, but missed on a penalty kick.

The second half saw two more BYU goals. On a free kick, senior Jamie Beck fed Brooke Thulin who bent a shot past Patriot goalie Olivia Brown in the 79th minute of the contest. Just two minutes later, freshman Jessica Harmon making her first college appearance, scored off a corner kick. Teammates Amberlea Anderson and Annie Zwahlen were credited with assists.

With the 4-0 victory, the Cougars advanced to the championship game against hosts Hawai'i on Monday night. The Rainbow Wahine defeated George Mason 2-1 in overtime on Friday.

BYU's home opener is on Friday, Sept. 2 against Weber State. The game kicks off at 7 p.m., at South Stadium.

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BYU-4: George Mason -0

Scoring Summary

Time Team Scorer (Assist)

6:15 BYU Natalie Nate

15:49 BYU Carolyn Swenson

78:55 BYU Brooke Thulin (Jamie Beck)

80:47 BYU Jessica Harmon (Anderson, Zwhalen)

Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

Brigham Young Univ. vs George Mason (Aug 27, 2005 at Waipahu, HI)

Brigham Young Univ. (1-0-0) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

George Mason (0-2-0) -------------------------------

Date: Aug 27, 2005 Attendance: 172 Brigham Young Univ.. 2 2 - 4

Weather: clear skies George Mason........ 0 0 - 0

Brigham Young Univ. George Mason

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

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GK 28 WOODBURY, Erika..... - - - - GK 1 Brown, Olivia....... - - - -

M 7 SWENSON, Carolyn.... 2 1 1 - D 3 Hart, Jessie........ - - - -

D 9 HARMON, Jessica..... 1 1 1 - F 4 MacDonald, Danielle. 1 1 - -

M 11 BECK, Jaime......... 4 1 - 1 M 5 Paris, Jessica...... 1 1 - -

M 12 NATE, Natalie....... 2 1 1 - F 8 Wiggins, Rachel..... 1 - - -

D 13 THULIN, Brooke...... 2 1 1 - M 11 Sorenson, Amy....... - - - -

M 16 LUI, Charlene....... - - - - D 13 Salichs, Laura...... - - - -

F 18 LARKIN, Katie....... 6 - - - D 14 Portell, Kristin.... - - - -

D 19 ANDERSON, Nicole.... - - - - M 15 Alecci, Amy......... - - - -

F 20 Tillotson, Bobbi.... 1 1 - - D 17 Feldman, Alison..... - - - -

D 25 THOMAS, Claire...... - - - - F 22 Fack, Sarah......... - - - -

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

00 SMITH, Ashley....... - - - - 2 Sparks, Jenny....... - - - -

2 ANDERSON, Amberlea.. - - - 1 18 Duarte, Nilani...... - - - -

3 CUTHBERT, Haylee.... - - - - 19 Raveia, Mary........ - - - -

4 AQUINO, Jessica..... 1 - - - 20 Killany, Colleen.... - - - -

5 FELLER, Whitney..... - - - - 24 Daulton, Jaime...... - - - -

6 ZWAHLEN, Annie...... 1 1 - 1

15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... - - - - Totals.............. 3 2 0 0

22 FELLOWS, Katie...... 1 - - -

23 VANDER VEUR, Alyssa. 1 1 - -

24 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... 1 1 - -

27 COOK, Karen......... - - - -

Totals.............. 23 9 4 3

Brigham Young Univ. George Mason

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

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28 WOODBURY, Erika..... 73:36 0 2 1 Brown, Olivia....... 90:00 4 6

00 SMITH, Ashley....... 16:24 0 0

TM TEAM................ 0:00 0 0

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

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Brigham Young Univ.. 10 13 - 23 Brigham Young Univ.. 2 0 - 2

George Mason........ 2 1 - 3 George Mason........ 3 3 - 6

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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Brigham Young Univ.. 4 3 - 7 Brigham Young Univ.. 7 7 - 14

George Mason........ 1 1 - 2 George Mason........ 8 8 - 16

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 6:15 BY 12 NATE, Natalie Unassisted

right footer from 35 yards out into top

2. 15:49 BY 7 SWENSON, Carolyn Unassisted

defensive error, 7 left footer to right

3. 78:55 BY 13 THULIN, Brooke 11 BECK, Jaime

free kick, drop to 13, right footer into

4. 80:47 BY 9 HARMON, Jessica 2 ANDERSON, Amberlea/6 ZWAHLEN, Annie

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Tony Gomes; Asst. Referee: Dennis Tanaka; Christina Gonzalez;

Alt. Official: Jerry Giles; Timekeeper: Wanette Miyashiro; Scorer: Wanette Miyashiro;

Offsides: Brigham Young Univ. 4, George Mason 0.

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