Third Consecutive Championship Game Appearance

Freshman Carlee Payne scored BYU's game-winning goal to put them into the championship game of the 2009 MWC tournament. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – First-seed BYU (17-2-2) ensured that the top-two seeds in the 2009 MWC Women’s Soccer Tournament will play for the championship on Saturday with the Cougars' 1-0 victory over fourth-seed New Mexico (13-5-3).

With the win, BYU advances to play second-seeded San Diego State at noon on Saturday, Nov. 7.

BYU’s MWC Freshman of the Year, Carlee Payne, headed in the game’s lone score for her 13th goal of the season. After BYU defender Andrea Willis sent a free kick in front of the New Mexico goal, teammate Kassidy C. Shumway headed the pass back to Payne for the goal. Payne led all players in the game with three shots.

“It was tough header,” said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. “I don’t know how she did it. She’s had a fantastic year for us and scored a lot of big goals.”

New Mexico's Jess Quador, Rachel Fields and Elizabeth Lambert all tested BYU goalkeeper McKinzie Olson with shots on goal but to no prevail. Olson recorded her 11th personal shutout win, another career-high.

The Cougars finished with 11 shots to New Mexico’s nine.

BYU holds an all-time 9-8-4 record against San Diego State and a 3-1-0 record against them in conference tournament play. The winner of Saturday's match will represent the conference with an automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup.

Saturday's championship game will be streamed live on The Mtn.’s Web site (www.themtn.tv) and air on the linear network via same-day tape delay at midnight MT. It will also be re-broadcast at 2 p.m. MT on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Tickets for the MWC Women’s Soccer Tournament finals are now on sale online at byutickets.com.

Prices for single-game tickets: $10 for reserved seating; $7 for adults in general admission; $5 for students in general admission.

Children age five and under are free. For information, please call the BYU Marriott Center ticket office at 800-322-BYU1


Soccer Box Score (Final)

Mountain West Conference 2009

New Mexico vs #9 BYU (Nov 05, 2009 at BYU PROVO UT)

New Mexico (13-5-3 ; 4-3-0; MWC) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

BYU (17-2-2 ; 6-0-1; MWC) -------------------------------

Date: Nov 05, 2009 Attendance: 667 New Mexico.......... 0 0 - 0

Weather: SUNNY, CLEAR, LIGHT WIND BYU................. 1 0 - 1

New Mexico BYU

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

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GK 1 CORNELL, Kelli...... - - - - GK 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... - - - -

F 3 WILLIAMS, Jennifer.. 1 - - - MF 3 ANDERSON, Lauren.... 1 - - -

D 4 QUADOR, Jess........ 2 1 - - F 7 PAYNE, Carlee....... 3 1 1 -

MF 9 REED, Nicole........ - - - - D 8 KONING, Mercede..... 2 - - -

D 10 MCFARLAND, Roxie.... - - - - D 11 Willis, Andrea...... 1 1 - 1

MF 13 FIELDS, Rachel...... 1 1 - - D 13 BARTHOLOMEW, Stacy.. 1 - - -

MF 14 FANNING, Jael....... - - - - MF 15 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... 2 - - -

D 15 LAMBERT, Elizabeth.. 1 1 - - D 18 LISONBEE, Lindsi.... - - - -

D 17 CAVUOTO, Gianna..... - - - - F 21 SHUMWAY-C, Kassidy.. 1 - - 1

MF 21 COLLINS, Amanda..... 1 - - - MF 22 RINGWOOD, Jessica... - - - -

F 23 WYNE, Zaneta........ 2 - - - MF 23 VANDER VEUR, Alyssa. - - - -

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

2 MONTOYA, Rachel..... 1 1 - - 4 JENSEN, Cami........ - - - -

7 BALL, Alexis........ - - - - 9 MARSHALL, Jennie.... - - - -

18 CRAIG, Jordan....... - - - - 14 JAMESON, Ashleigh... - - - -

24 MCKERNAN, Katie..... - - - - 16 JANIS, Auna......... - - - -

25 LUNA, Shelbie....... - - - - 25 URRY-Gilliam, Nicole - - - -

Totals.............. 9 4 0 0 Totals.............. 11 2 1 2

New Mexico BYU

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

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1 CORNELL, Kelli...... 90:00 1 1 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... 90:00 0 4

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

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New Mexico.......... 5 4 - 9 New Mexico.......... 0 1 - 1

BYU................. 4 7 - 11 BYU................. 3 1 - 4

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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New Mexico.......... 4 2 - 6 New Mexico.......... 7 6 - 13

BYU................. 1 2 - 3 BYU................. 8 4 - 12

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 30:32 BY PAYNE, Carlee SHUMWAY-C, Kassidy; Willis, Andrea

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-NM #15 (76:29)

Officials: Referee: JOE PIMENTEL; Asst. Referee: MARK SACKETT; BILL DEBATTY;

Alt. Official: ALBERT MONTALVO; Timekeeper: JERRY; Scorer: RACHEL / SARA;

Offsides: New Mexico 1, BYU 4.

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