Soccer Travels to Tourney in Washington

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU stays on the road this week, playing in a four-team tournament, with games against Washington (4-4-0) and Washington State (5-2-1) on Thursday at 7 p.m., and Friday at 4:30 p.m., respectively. New Mexico is the other team in the tournament. tLive stats for the game against Washington will be available here.

The Cougars enjoyed two 1-0 victories last week over Pacific and Utah State. Sophomore midfielder Katie Larkin scored both game-winning goals, including a golden goal in overtime against the Aggies. Larkin earned Mountain West Conference and Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week citations for her efforts.

Larkin leads BYU with three goals and seven points. Also scoring goals for the Cougars are Alyssa Vander Veur (2), Brooke Bowman, Kelsea Kakadelas, Amberlea Anderson, Haylee Cuthbert and Katie Fellows. Carolyn Swenson leads BYU with three assists. Goalkeeper Erika Woodbury has accumulated 221 saves on the season.

Washington's offensive attack is led by Melissa Beal with thee goals and two assists. Shuree Hyatt has also netted two goals, while Dani Bridges has assisted on two goals. Five other Huskies have scored goals on the season. Senior keeper Kelsey Rasmussen has saved 37 total shots.

These two teams have played each other three times in the programs' histories with each team winning one game and tying the other. The last game was played on Sept. 21, 2001 and resulted in a 1-1 tie.

Washington State is led by Anna Miller, Carly Dobratz and Kim Bonnes, who have eache scored two goals apiece. Dobratz also leads the Cougars with three assists. Amber Wittmers and Brynn Bemis split time in the net for a combined 29 saves.

BYU leads the series with Washington State, 2-1, with the last game resulting in a 2-1 BYU loss on Sept. 25, 2004.

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