Soccer Improves To 2-0 In Conference Play

Senior All-American and Hermann Trophy candidate Aleisha Rose scored the first goal in the Cougars' 4-0 win over Air Force. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 17 BYU women's soccer team improved to 10-3-1 on the season as the team recorded its seventh shutout of the year with a 4-0 win over Air Force Academy (5-7-1) Saturday night.

For the Cougars it was their second Mountain West Conference win as the team continues to get closer to its fifth consecutive conference crown, while the Falcons drop to 0-2 in conference play on the year.

"I was really proud of the play from our team tonight," said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "We played hard throughout the game with everyone giving a great effort."

With the Cougars controlling the game everyone on the Cougar sideline got a chance to give it their best effort as 21 Cougars saw action on the night.

Senior All-American and Hermann Trophy candidate Aleisha Rose opened the scoring thirty-three minutes into the game with a bending shot off a twenty-five-yard free kick that was perfectly placed in the upper-right corner, glanced off the right goal post and bounced into the back of the net.

The goal brought the home crowd of 1,640 to their feet as Rose recorded her fourth score of the season and continues to be the team's overall points-leader for the season.

BYU coaches urged the team to get one more goal in before the half and freshman Amberlea Anderson came through in the 43rd minute as freshman Nicole Jenson sent a serve into the y´ir Force box from midfield and Anderson hammered the ball past the Falcons' keeper to give BYU the 2-0 lead going into halftime.

At the break, the Cougars had out shot the Falcons 16-1 in the first half and refused to let up. Coming out of the break the Cougars continued to apply pressure to the Air Force defense.

Six minutes into the second half that pressure cracked through the defense once again as senior Terra Bigelow scored off a deflection and gave her team a comfortable three-goal lead.

With a little less than thirty minutes remaining in the contest, sophomore Charlene Lui single-handedly maneuvered through the Falcon defense and sent a strike into the bottom right corner of the goal, putting the Cougars up 4-0, a lead the Cougars would maintain and hold on to win their tenth game of the season.

The win came at a price as the Cougars who have been recovering from injuries to key players had two players leave the game due to injury.

Freshman Annie Zwahlen was carried from the field in the first half and did not return. Freshman Claire Thomas also left the game late in the second half after a collision with an opposing player, but was walking under her own power on the sideline after the game.

The Cougars next take to the road with conference games at San Diego on Thursday, Oct. 16, and at UNLV on Saturday, Oct. 18. Both games will be carried via Live Stats on byucougars.com.

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

Air Force Academy vs Brigham Young #17 (Oct 11, 2003 at Provo, Utah)

Air Force Academy ((5-7-1 (0-2-0))) vs.

Brigham Young #17 ((10-3-1 (2-0-0)))

Date: Oct 11, 2003 Attendance: 1640

Weather: 61 degrees/fair

Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Air Force Academy 0 0 0

Brigham Young #17 2 2 4

Air Force Academy

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 0 J.J. Wolf 0 0 0 0

MF 2 Cookie Day 0 0 0 0

D 4 Ashley Parker 0 0 0 0

F 7 Raegan McDowell 0 0 0 0

D 8 Stephanie Brown 0 0 0 0

F 9 Brittney Perkowski 0 0 0 0

MF 11 Leigh-Anne Withers 0 0 0 0

MF 14 Meredith Benson 1 1 0 0

D 15 Amanda Cleland 0 0 0 0

D 22 Janie Larned 0 0 0 0

MF 24 Jennifer Ford 0 0 0 0

Substitutes

5 Marci Freund 0 0 0 0

12 Elaine Tatarek 1 1 0 0

13 Katherine Plichta 0 0 0 0

16 Erin Fitzpatrick 0 0 0 0

18 Lindsay Temes 0 0 0 0

21 Melinda Mokos 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 2 2 0 0

Brigham Young #17

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

GK 0 SMITH, Ashley 0 0 0 0

F 8 BIGELOW, Terra 3 3 1 0

MF/F 9 CAMPBELL,Krissa 2 1 0 0

D 10 JENSEN, Nicole 2 1 0 1

MF/D 13 THULIN, Brooke 4 1 0 0

F 14 FIELDING, Jennifer 2 1 0 0

MF/D 16 LUI, Charlene 4 3 1 0

MF 17 ROSE, Aleisha 1 1 1 0

D 19 HOLMAN, Britney 0 0 0 0

F/MF 20 OJUKA, Lydia 4 2 0 0

D 25 THOMAS, Claire 1 0 0 0

Substitutes

1 EVANS, Natalie 0 0 0 0

2 ANDERSON, Amberlea 1 1 1 0

3 CUTHBERT, Haylee 1 1 0 0

4 KING, Davia 2 2 0 0

5 GABBART, Katie 0 0 0 0

6 ZWAHLEN, Annie 0 0 0 0

11 RENDICH, Jaime 1 1 0 0

12 TILLOTSON, Bobbi 1 0 0 0

18 ASAY, Courtney 0 0 0 0

22 MARTINS, Kimberly 0 0 0 0

Totals......... 29 18 4 1

Air Force Academy

## Player MIN GA Saves

0 J.J. Wolf 90:00 4 11

TM TEAM 0:00 0 3

Brigham Young #17

## Player MIN GA Saves

0 SMITH, Ashley 75:02 0 1

1 EVANS, Natalie 14:58 0 0

TM TM 0:00 0 1

Shots by period 1 2 Tot

Air Force Academy 1 1 2

Brigham Young #17 16 13 29

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot

Air Force Academy 1 2 3

Brigham Young #17 1 7 8

Saves by period 1 2 Tot

Air Force Academy 7 7 14

Brigham Young #17 1 1 2

Fouls 1 2 Tot

Air Force Academy 3 2 5

Brigham Young #17 5 5 10

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

1 33:39 BY 17 ROSE, Aleisha (4) Unassisted

25 yards out free kick

2 42:39 BY 2 ANDERSON, Amberlea (1) 10 JENSEN, Nicole

3 51:23 BY 8 BIGELOW, Terra (5) Unassisted

knocked in off deflection

4 62:26 BY 16 LUI, Charlene (1) Unassisted

dribbled through defense hit lower left

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Fabio Tovar; Asst. Referee: Carlos Palomino; Randen Funk;

Alt. Official: Todd Hyer; Timekeeper: Jerry Freestone; Scorer: Jason Wells;

Offsides: Air Force Academy 0, Brigham Young #17 0.

Tags: Results