Three Goals by Three Players in 3-0 Shutout of Aggies

Alyssa Vander Veur recorded her first goal of the season in BYU's 3-0 shutout of Utah State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- After a physical battle against instate-rival Utah State (4-6-1), No. 17 BYU (8-2-1) came out with a 3-0 win Saturday in front of 3,148 fans at South Field.

The game tallies the second-highest crowd this season and the fifth shutout for the Cougars.

“Coming out strong has been our focus all season,” said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. “Utah State always has a good team and we knew we had to be at our best. Our intensity and our desire to move the ball forward led us to three nice goals."

The 3-0 win marks the first regular-season game where the Cougars have won by more than two goals this season. The last time the Cougars posted a deficit of two or more goals was on Nov. 13, 2008, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, beating Virginia Tech. 2-0.

The Cougars were led by Alyssa Vander Veur with five shots on goal while Kassidy Christensen-Shumway added four and Carlee Payne posted three. Cougar goalie McKinzie Olson tallied two saves on the night.

After the first four shots on goal, the fifth went in from Alyssa Vander Veur who found the ball in the middle of the field from Kassidy Shumway and put it past keeper, Milli Merrill, in the 12th minute.

In the 14th minute the ball found its way into BYU territory where Lindsi Lisonbee would clear it up the right side to Stacy Bartholomew who let Lauren Anderson run it up. Anderson crossed it in front of the midddle of the goal, but Carlee Payne wasn’t in the right spot to tap it in. Christensen-Shumway recovered the ball, centering it to Payne who would take the sixth shot on goal, and hit the back of the net for goal number two.

Payne has now scored a goal in eight of BYU’s 11 games. She leads the Cougars with nine goals and 30 shots this season.

The Cougars continued to take a handful of shots and would go into the half up 2-0. Utah State finally got its first shot on goal in the 31st minute from Lauren Hansen, slowly rolling to McKinzie Olson for the save.

In the 43rd minute of play, after Mercede Koning fouled Aggie Lauren Hansen just outside the 18, the Aggies took the direct kick. The shot at the the four-man wall would hit Koning in the face to deflect it away for the Cougars.

In the first half, the Aggies only had one shot on goal, compared to the Cougars’ 13. Shumway and Vander Veur led the Cougars in shots with four shots on goal apiece in the first half.

Shumway chased a ball into the goal box that was picked up by Aggie keeper, Merrill, just before Shumway could get to it. Merrill then picked up her elbow as Shumway ran past, getting a foul called in the box, allowing Anderson to set up for a penalty kick. With 26 minutes left, Anderson took the PK, sending it into the right side of the net for the third goal of the night.

The Aggies gave the Cougars a scare in the 75th minute, right after Cougar keeper Erica Owens subbed. Utah State had a breakaway down the field and would take the shot on goal. Owens slowed the ball through her fingertips in front of the open net where Hermann Trophy Candidate Andrea Willis would clear it away from the Cougar net.

“We had a lot of good play from several of our midfielders,” Rockwood said. “Cami Jensen subbed in to give us some good minutes.”

BYU held off Utah State for the rest of the game, playing 21 of the players on its roster.

The Cougars continue play at home next Thursday at 7 p.m. when they take on Oregon and then host instate-rival Utah Saturday at 8 p.m.

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Soccer Box Score (Final)

BYU COUGAR SOCCER

USU Aggies vs #17 Brigham Young (Sep 26, 2009 at BYU PROVO UT)

USU Aggies (5-5-1) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Brigham Young (8-2-1) -------------------------------

Date: Sep 26, 2009 Attendance: 3148 USU Aggies.......... 0 0 - 0

Weather: Brigham Young....... 2 1 - 3

USU Aggies Brigham Young

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

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GK 0 MERRILL, MOLLI...... - - - - GK 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... - - - -

MF 3 SHIOZAKI, STEFANI... - - - - F 3 ANDERSON, Lauren.... 1 1 1 -

F 7 FLANARY, SHANTEL.... 1 - - - F 7 PAYNE, Carlee....... 3 3 1 -

F 8 SALMON, ERIN........ - - - - MF 8 KONING, Mercede..... - - - -

MF 9 SMART, LINDSEY...... 1 1 - - D 11 Willis, Andrea...... 1 1 - -

D 12 Feuz, Rachel........ - - - - F 13 BARTHOLOMEW, Stacy.. - - - -

F 17 Hansen, Lauren...... 1 1 - - MF 15 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... 1 - - -

D 18 Porter-Garner, Sydne - - - - D 18 LISONBEE, Lindsi.... - - - -

D 19 Norris, Natalie..... - - - - F 21 SHUMWAY-C, Kassidy.. 4 - - 1

MF 21 Pond, Heather....... - - - - F 22 RINGWOOD, Jessica... - - - -

D 33 Salmon, Chandra..... - - - - F 23 VANDER VEUR, Alyssa. 5 5 1 -

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

4 CAWLEY, COURTNEY.... - - - - 1 OWENS, Erica........ - - - -

13 Maduell, Allie...... - - - - 4 JENSEN, Cami........ - - - -

14 Dyches, Jamee....... - - - - 9 MARSHALL, Jennie.... 2 1 - -

20 Tillotson, Summer... - - - - 12 BAZZARONE, Ashley... - - - -

24 Sanchez, Marissa.... - - - - 14 JAMESON, Ashleigh... - - - -

Totals.............. 3 2 0 0 16 JANIS, Auna......... 1 - - -

19 ERNST, Nicole....... - - - -

20 DOW-JACKSON, Kristi. - - - -

24 WADSWORTH, Amber.... - - - -

25 URRY-Gilliam, Nicole - - - -

Totals.............. 18 11 3 1

USU Aggies Brigham Young

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

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0 MERRILL, MOLLI...... 90:00 3 8 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... 75:06 0

1 OWENS, Erica........ 14:54 0 0

TM TEAM................ 0:00 0 0

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

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USU Aggies.......... 1 2 - 3 USU Aggies.......... 5 3 - 8

Brigham Young....... 13 5 - 18 Brigham Young....... 1 1 - 2

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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USU Aggies.......... 0 0 - 0 USU Aggies.......... 3 4 - 7

Brigham Young....... 3 1 - 4 Brigham Young....... 2 2 - 4

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 12:10 BY VANDER VEUR, Alyssa SHUMWAY-C, Kassidy

2. 14:42 BY PAYNE, Carlee (unassisted)

3. 63:51 BY ANDERSON, Lauren Penalty kick

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Scorer: SARA;

Offsides: USU Aggies 1, Brigham Young 2.

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