San Diego, CA (Oct. 13, 2001) Second half goals by Kim Devine and Sarah Higham Yee lifted 21st ranked BYU 3-2 over SDSU in MWC women's soccer action, Saturday.
The Cougars win keeps the team's MWC record perfect at 2-0, 8-4-1 overall. San Diego State falls to 1-1 in conference action.
Devine broke the 1-1 tie three minutes into the second half of play after teammate Jeni Willardson Viernes shot from 12 yards out. Devine tapped it in after the Aztecs keeper Linnea Quinones tried to save the shot.
Senior midfielder Sarah Higham Yee was in the right place at the right time after All-American Aleisha Cramer shot a cross with several players scrambling to put the ball in the net to seal the BYU win in the 60th minute.
San Diego State made a late surge with Kim Castellanos scoring from six yards out with just five minutes left in the game, but the Cougar defense held on for the win.
The Cougars, who outshot the Aztecs 18 to 7, step out of conference play on Wednesday (Oct. 17) to take on Nebraska in Lincoln.
BYU then returns home to finish its conference season with four straight home games beginning Oct. 19 against New Mexico.
Scoring Summary:SDSU-Kim Castellanos, 2:10 (PK)
BYU-Jeni Willardson Viernes, 16:28 (K. Hunsberger, assist)
BYU-Kim Devine, 48:22 (J.W. Viernes, assist)
BYU-Sarah Higham Yee, 60:07 (Aleisha Cramer, assist)
SDSU-Kim Castellanos, 85:58 (Fay deLeon, assist)
Saves: BYU-Jennifer Waldron (0); Kylee Dickson (0)
SDSU-Linnea Quinones (8); Erin Haentjens (0)