Streak Continues as Cougars Top UNM 2-1

Katie Larkin scored her team-high seventh goal of the season in the win. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (October 18, 2008) -- Goals from senior forwards Katie Fellows Hodgkiss and Katie Larkin propelled the Cougars past New Mexico 2-1 Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque.

"We got off to a good start," said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "New Mexico is a tough team and pressured us as the game went on, but I thought that this was one of our better road games and we played very well."

Hodgkiss got the Cougars on the board first 32 minutes into the game when she launched a shot from about 40 yards out in to the top right corner of the goal. Hodgkiss' shot was the only shot the Cougars registered in the first half. The score remained 1-0 into halftime. The goal was her third of the season.

"Katie's goal was an unbelievable strike," said Rockwood. "Just a great goal."

New Mexico Freshman midfielder Amanda Collins scored on a cross through the box just two minutes into the second half to tie the game at one. The goal was the first the Cougars had allowed in five games and the first goal allowed in league play. BYU has outscored their opponents 11-1 in MWC games.

Larkin's game winning goal came 11 minutes later. She received a throw-in in the box from sophomore forward Kassidy Christensen and turned and scored on a shot to the far side of the goal. Larkin increases her team-high goals scored total to seven in 2008. Christensen has four assists. The goal was Larkin's second game-winning goal in conference play.

New Mexico outshot the Cougars 12-6, but the BYU back line again held strong, despite being outshot for the second consecutive game. Freshman keeper McKinzie Olson had one save in 90:00 in goal.

The win pushes the team's winning streak to six games. With two league games left, BYU is still unbeaten (5-0) in the MWC and in first place in the league standings. The Cougars moved to 12-5-0 overall with the win, while the Lobos drop to 7-5-4 overall (2-3-0 MWC).

"We are looking forward to a week to rest and get ready," said Rockwood. "We're focused on Air Force and the girls are excited to come and play home."

The Cougars return to the pitch on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m., when they face off against Air Force. In-state for Weber State visits South Field on the following Tuesday, Oct. 28, for a match that will also begin at 7:00 p.m. Both games will be televised live on BYUTV/KBYUTV. A live stat feed and video feed will be available for the Air Force game, and a live stat feed for the Weber State game for fans who want to follow the team online.

Cougar fans can join the official Women's Soccer texting group by texting the words "WSOC" to the number 83043. Members of the group will receive reminders about game times, information about ticket discounts and other promotions.

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Soccer Box Score (Final)

2008 New Mexico Women's Soccer

BYU vs New Mexico (Oct 18, 2008 at Albuquerque, N.M.)

BYU (12-5-0, 5-0-0 MWC) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

New Mexico (7-5-4, 2-3-0 MWC) -------------------------------

Date: Oct 18, 2008 Attendance: 1287 BYU................. 1 1 - 2

Weather: Sunny, 67 degrees, wind from the SW@7 New Mexico.......... 0 1 - 1

BYU New Mexico

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

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G 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... - - - - 90 G 0 Adragna, Shannon.... - - - - 90

F 3 ANDERSON, Lauren.... - - - - 81 F 3 Williams, Jennifer.. 2 - - - 57

D 4 COOK, Karen......... - - - - 90 D 4 Quador, Jessica..... - - - - 90

M 5 FELLER, Whitney..... 1 - - - 23 D 5 Peterson, Krista.... - - - - 90

D 9 DRAEGER, Amanda..... - - - - 76 M 7 Ball, Alexis........ 5 1 - 1 90

D 10 CARTER, Jessica..... - - - - 90 F 8 Hand, Hannah........ 3 1 - - 90

M 11 WILLIS, Andrea...... - - - - 90 M 10 Paetz, Kaci......... - - - - 90

M 16 JANIS, Auna......... - - - - 23 D 11 Bevis, Samantha..... 2 - - - 90

F 18 LARKIN, Katie....... 2 1 1 - 90 M 13 Fields, Rachel...... 1 - - - 46

M 21 CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy - - - 1 67 M 21 Collins, Amanda..... 2 1 1 - 90

D 25 URRY, Nicole........ 1 1 - - 90 D 37 Bodenheimer, Megan.. - - - - 90

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

6 RICHARDSON, Megan... - - - - 14 6 Fanning, Jael....... - - - - 29

7 MARSHALL, Jennie.... - - - - 23 9 Reed, Nicole........ - - - - 10

12 RIDDLE, Becca....... - - - - 41 23 Wyne, Zaneta........ - - - - 19

14 JAMESON, Ashleigh... 1 - - - 45 24 McKernan, Katie..... - - - - 19

22 HODGKISS, Katie..... 1 1 1 - 38 Totals.............. 15 3 1 1

23 VANDER Veur, Alyssa. - - - - 20

Totals.............. 6 3 2 1

BYU New Mexico

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

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32 OLSON, McKinzie..... 90:00 1 2 0 Adragna, Shannon.... 90:00 2 1

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

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BYU................. 1 5 - 6 BYU................. 1 1 - 2

New Mexico.......... 3 12 - 15 New Mexico.......... 0 1 - 1

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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BYU................. 3 0 - 3 BYU................. 4 3 - 7

New Mexico.......... 3 3 - 6 New Mexico.......... 5 3 - 8

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 32:46 BYU HODGKISS, Katie (3) (unassisted) blasted from 40 yards to top right corner

2. 47:38 NM Collins, Amanda (2) Ball, Alexis crossed in the box, one-timed into net

3. 58:19 BYU LARKIN, Katie (7) CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy Throw-in into the box, shot to far post

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Albert Montalvo; Asst. Referee: Craig Vencill; Frank Serianai;

Alt. Official: Wilfido Mendez; Timekeeper: Jesse Rodriguez; Scorer: Jay Blackman;

Offsides: BYU 3, New Mexico 0.

Tags: Results