BYU goalie McKinzie Olson recorded 10 saves against New Mexico. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Oct. 16, 2010) - In an even matchup between conference opponents, the No. 8 BYU women's soccer team fell a tough 1-0 to the homestanding No. 25 New Mexico Lobos.
BYU forward Jennie Marshall led the team with four shots on the night. Teammates Kassidy Shumway and Lauren Anderson each also added three to the team's 14, the second highest total shots taken this season by the Cougars.
After 103 minutes of tough and physical soccer in double overtime, the New Mexico senior Kate Wyrick snuck a ball past BYU goalie McKinzie Olson for the win.
With the clock winding down in the second overtime, Olson came out to meet the two-on-one Lobo attack and saved the first ball but Wyrick caught the rebound and headed it past Olson to the back of the net.
Olson came up huge for the team, making numerous big saves and defending all the way to the end. She recorded 10 saves in front of the goal for the Cougars.
First half action featured an exciting back-and-forth matchup with both teams taking good shots on goal and the Cougar forwards keeping the pressure on New Mexico's defense.
The second half was a similar story with the Cougars augmenting their attack but the New Mexico defense keeping down any scoring opportunities.
Heading into the first overtime, BYU came out fast and took a quick shot on goal with Lobo goalkeeper Kelli Cornell stealing their momentum. With two minutes to play before the second overtime, a cross from BYU forward Carlee Payne set freshman Lynda Hercules with a header that bounced back into the field off the top bar.
Up next for the Cougars is their last two home games against UNLV and San Diego State on Thursday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 23. Both games will be played on South Field at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on BYUtv.
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