Two first-half goals power win over SDSU

The Cougars continued their dominance at home, moving to 6-0 on the season (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Forwards Kassidy Christensen and Lauren Anderson scored in the first half to help BYU to a 2-0 win over San Diego State in chilly conditions on Saturday afternoon.

“I think we’re moving in the right direction,” said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. “I’m pleased with the way we set the tone in the first half.”

Christensen started the scoring at the 13:24 mark after Kelsea Kakadelas tapped an Anderson corner kick to her in the middle of the box.

Anderson scored the second goal from about twenty yards out when she blasted the through a crowd of players in the box past the diving SDSU keeper.

After controlling the momentum for most of the half, the Cougars took the 2-0 lead into half time. BYU’s defense limited the Aztecs to two shots in the first half. The Cougars had ten shots during the first 45 minutes.

San Diego state applied pressure in the second half, recording three shots, but the Cougar defense did not allow a goal.

Freshman keeper McKinzie Olson continued her strong play in goal, notching three saves.

With the win, BYU improves to 10-5-0 (3-0 MWC), while the Aztecs drop to 4-8-2 (0-3 MWC). The Cougars’ 3-0 MWC start is their best since they went undefeated in conference play (8-0) in 2002. The team has not allowed a goal in MWC play. BYU is undefeated (6-0) at South Field in 2008.

“We’re happy to be 3-0 in conference,” said Rockwood. “But we’ve got to come out and work hard like we have been all season and get ready for next week."

BYU is on the road for their next two games, facing off against TCU in Fort Worth on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 12:00 p.m., and then taking on the Lobos of New Mexico in Albuquerque in a game that will also kick off at 12:00 p.m. Live stat and video feeds are available for the TCU game, and live stats will be available for the New Mexico game. Fans can access the feeds by visiting www.byucougars.com/soccer_w/.

The Cougars next take the pitch at South Field on Saturday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m., when they play Air Force. The game will be broadcast live on BYUTV/KBYU.

Fans can join the official BYU Women’s Soccer Texting group by texting the word “WSOC” to 83043. Members of the group will get updates about game times and special promotions.

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Soccer Box Score (Final)

SD vs BYU (Oct 11, 2008 at Provo, Utah)

SD (4-7-2) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

BYU (10-5-0) -------------------------------

Date: Oct 11, 2008 Attendance: 600 SD.................. 0 0 - 0

Weather: BYU................. 2 0 - 2

SD BYU

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

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GK 00 YOUNT, Christi...... - - - - - GK 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... - - - - -

D 2 SPINNER, Jackie..... - - - - - F 3 ANDERSON, Lauren.... 3 3 1 - -

D 3 ALLEN, Millie....... 1 - - - - D 4 COOK, Karen......... - - - - -

D 5 RIKER, Jillian...... - - - - - MF 5 FELLER, Whitney..... - - - - -

D 6 CROWSON, Allie...... - - - - - D 9 DRAEGER, Amanda..... 1 - - - -

F 8 PIZ, Alicia......... 1 1 - - - D 10 CARTER, Jessica..... - - - - -

MF 9 HURST, Tiffany...... 2 1 - - - D 11 WILLIS, Andrea...... 1 1 - - -

F 11 VANDEVANTER, Heather - - - - - MF 15 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... 2 1 - 1 -

F 17 GORDON, Jessica..... 1 1 - - - MF 16 JANIS, Auna......... - - - - -

D 19 AMMAN, Gretel....... - - - - - F 18 LARKIN, Katie....... 3 2 - 1 -

D 22 MCQUEENY, Megan..... - - - - - F 21 CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy 2 1 1 - -

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

14 LOKANC, Ali......... - - - - - 1 SHELTON, Aleena..... - - - - -

25 DEJESUS, Michaela... - - - - - 2 OLDROYD, Dana....... - - - - -

26 BENNETT, Britney.... - - - - - 6 RICHARDSON, Megan... - - - - -

27 CANATSEY, Taylor.... - - - - - 7 MARSHALL, Jennie.... 1 - - - -

Totals.............. 5 3 0 0 9 8 NELSON, Rachel...... - - - - -

12 RIDDLE, Becca....... 1 - - - -

14 JAMESON, Ashleigh... - - - - -

20 DOW-JACKSON, Kristi. - - - - -

22 HODGKISS, Katie..... 1 - - - -

23 VANDER Veur, Alyssa. - - - - -

25 URRY, Nicole........ - - - - -

Totals.............. 15 8 2 2 12

SD BYU

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

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00 YOUNT, Christi...... 90:00 2 5 32 OLSON, McKinzie..... 68:37 0 3

TM TEAM................ 0:00 0 1 1 SHELTON, Aleena..... 21:23 0 0

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

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

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SD.................. 2 3 - 5 SD.................. 4 2 - 6

BYU................. 10 5 - 15 BYU................. 2 1 - 3

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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SD.................. 0 6 - 6 SD.................. 3 6 - 9

BYU................. 5 2 - 7 BYU................. 8 4 - 12

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 13:24 BY CHRISTENSEN, Kassidy (4) KAKADELAS, Kelsea

2. 29:39 BY ANDERSON, Lauren (4) LARKIN, Katie

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-SD #TM (82:14); YC-SD #3 (83:33)

Officials:

Offsides: SD 0, BYU 0.

Tags: Results