Soccer Topples Arizona State

Erika Woodbury posted eight saves in the Cougar victory. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Thanks to the balanced attack of the Cougar offense and stellar defense by sophomore Erika Woodbury, BYU (10-0-1) defeated Arizona State (5-4-1), 3-1, Thursday in Arizona.

"It was an excellent game," head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "They are a tremendous team, definitely the most offensively dynamic team we've seen this year. We stepped up to the challenge. Everyone just did their part and played their roles. I'm so proud of them."

Woodbury proved why she was recently named the Defensive Mountain West Player of the Week, as she saved all five shots Arizona State took on goal during the first half of action. The Sun Devils pounded the ball at the net all night, but Woodbury never let a ball past her, keeping her team in the game and saving a total of eight shots.

BYU came out in the second half with something to prove and absolutely unloaded on the Sun Devils. BYU's first goal came in 67th minute with two freshmen providing the advantage. Sending the ball up field off a free kick, Jessica Harmon found Katie Larkin for a beautiful shot that soared right over the head of Arizona State's goalkeeper. The shot was only BYU's second shot on goal for the game, and the first of the half. It was also Larkin's second goal of the season.

In the 78th minute Harmon again floated a free kick pass to Natalie Nate, who headed the ball in for her third goal of the season.

Four minutes later, Bobbi Tillotson kicked a perfectly executed high-arching pass to the opposite goal post that found Jaime Rendich Beck. The header marked Rendich Beck's sixth goal.

Arizona State made a run late in the game when Manya Makoski scored off a one touch at five yards out. Elizabeth Bogus assisted the goal, but the effort was not enough as the Cougars ran away with yet another victory.

Arizona State outshot BYU 17-10, including a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal.

"Our team was tested in a lot of ways tonight," Rockwood said. "Our midfielders had to cover so much ground. Erika (Woodbury) probably had her most challenging game of the year. She had some huge, big time saves. It was a great night."

The Cougars play No. 21 Arizona on Saturday at 8 p.m. (MDT), in Tucson.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

Brigham Young Univ. vs Arizona State (Sep 29, 2005 at Tempe, Ariz.) Brigham Young Univ.

(10-0-1) vs.

Arizona State (5-4-1)

Date: Sep 29, 2005 Attendance: 734 Brigham Young Univ.. 0 3 - 3

Weather: cool, low 90s, slight breeze Arizona State....... 0 1 - 1

Brigham Young Univ. Arizona State

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

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GK 28 WOODBURY, Erika..... - - - - 45 GK 00 Bingham, Kim........ - - - - 90

D 3 CUTHBERT, Haylee.... - - - - 84 F 3 Kezer, Lara......... 2 - - - 79

F 7 SWENSON, Carolyn.... - - - - 41 D 5 Sjoman, Kylla....... - - - - 90

M 9 HARMON, Jessica..... 1 - - 2 90 D 6 Felts, Kyleyn....... - - - - 31

M 11 BECK, Jaime......... 2 1 1 - 84 F 7 Bogus, Elizabeth.... 6 1 - 1 90

M 12 NATE, Natalie....... 2 1 1 - 82 M 9 Cooper, Brittany.... 4 3 - - 90

D 13 THULIN, Brooke...... - - - - 90 M 10 Oldenkamp, Alissa... - - - - 87

D 16 LUI, Charlene....... - - - - 67 D 12 Bond, Kelley........ - - - - 42

F 18 LARKIN, Katie....... 2 1 1 - 64 F 13 Makoski, Manya...... 3 3 1 - 90

D 19 ANDERSON, Nicole.... - - - - 90 D 14 Ebner, Stephanie.... 1 1 - - 90

F 20 Tillotson, Bobbi.... 1 - - 1 60 F 18 Niblett, Lauren..... - - - - 90

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

2 ANDERSON, Amberlea.. - - - - 4 2 Stein, Haley........ - - - - 18

4 AQUINO, Jessica..... - - - - 38 11 Lawson, Juanita..... - - - - 61

5 FELLER, Whitney..... 1 - - - 31 19 Dunsdon, Alex....... 1 1 - - 5

6 ZWAHLEN, Annie...... - - - - 27 22 Coehlo, Emily....... - - - - 25

15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... 1 1 - - 15 23 Simons, Brooke...... - - - - 12

22 FELLOWS, Katie...... - - - - 6

23 VANDER VEUR, Alyssa. - - - - 42 Totals.............. 17 9 1 1

27 COOK, Karen......... - - - - 6

29 DEARBORN, Heidi..... - - - - 4

Totals.............. 10 4 3 3

Brigham Young Univ. Arizona State

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

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28 WOODBURY, Erika..... 90:00 1 8 00 Bingham, Kim........ 90:00 3 1

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

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Brigham Young Univ.. 6 4 - 10 Brigham Young Univ.. 5 3 - 8

Arizona State....... 8 9 - 17 Arizona State....... 1 0 - 1

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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Brigham Young Univ.. 3 1 - 4 Brigham Young Univ.. 2 5 - 7

Arizona State....... 4 2 - 6 Arizona State....... 5 4 - 9

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 67:07 BY 18 LARKIN, Katie (2) 9 HARMON, Jessica

free kick into the box, 18 free, liner o

2. 78:34 BY 12 NATE, Natalie (3) 9 HARMON, Jessica

header off free kick from midfield

3. 82:04 BY 11 BECK, Jaime (6) 20 Tillotson, Bobbi

header off corner kick

4. 86:11 ASU 13 Makoski, Manya (3) 7 Bogus, Elizabeth

one touch at 5 yards out, cross hrough g

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-ASU #11 (78:28)

Officials: Referee: Bob Martinez; Asst. Referee: Sly Martinez; Jorge Chavez;

Scorer: Alex Ryan;

Offsides: Brigham Young Univ. 3, Arizona State 2.

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