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Viernes Leads Cougars to 5-1 Win Over SDSU

PROVO -- Senior Jeni Willardson-Viernes continued her offensive tear Saturday night as she scored the opening goal to ignite BYU (12-5-0, 5-0-0) to a 5-1 win over SDSU in Mountain West Conference action. The forward/midfielder has scored three goals in the last two games, helping the Cougars to extend their win streak to nine games.

"We wanted to make sure we came out tonight and scored the first goal," said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood.

BYU did just that, as Viernes' goal came less than 90 seconds into the game. She slipped down the Aztecs' defense, received a pass from junior forward/midfielder Terra Smith-Bigelow and placed her kick in the left corner of the net past SDSU keeper Stephanie Pearson.

"Viernes had another outstanding game even though she isn't feeling too well," Rockwood said.

Hopes of a Cougar shutout ended when SDSU (10-6-0, 2-3-0) evened the score 26 minutes later as senior forward Arinda Alvarez drew Cougar keeper Ashley Smith away from the goal and put the ball in the right corner of the net.

BYU's offense again came alive at the 29:44 mark when Aleisha Cramer-Rose's corner kick found Annie Hoecherl, who headed the ball to Charlene Lui. The freshman midfielder/defender, with her back to the goal, then placed the ball over SDSU's keeper Stephanie Pearson for her second goal of the season.

The Cougars took a 3-1 lead on a great assist from junior Lydia Ojuka in the 56th minute. The forward placed a high cross from the deep right corner that found the foot of freshman Brooke Bowman who slid the ball between two SDSU defenders to notch her seventh goal of the season.

The Cougar youth movement continued as freshman Brooke Thulin fed fellow freshman Jamie Rendich, whose kick then found the back of the net to give BYU a 4-1 lead at 68:05.

BYU's fifth goal of the evening came on a breakaway by freshman forward Davia King who sprinted away from the Aztecs at midfield and then pushed the ball into the right side of the net away from Pearson in the 76th minute.

"Davia has been nonstop, working so hard in practice and her teammates respect her and we're so excited for her first goal," Rockwood said.

BYU out-shot SDSU 29-5, while SDSU's Pearson had nine saves and Smith grabbed two saves for the Cougars.

The Cougars play host to Weber State on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in a non-conference matchup. BYU then heads to Salt Lake to face Utah Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. for their last regular season game .

Soccer Box Score (Final)

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SD vs Brigham Young (Oct 26, 2002 at Provo, UT)

SD (10-6-0, 2-3-0) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Brigham Young (12-5-0, 5-0-0) -------------------------------

Date: Oct 26, 2002 Attendance: 1108 SD.................. 1 0 - 1

Weather: 50's overcast Brigham Young....... 2 3 - 5

SD Brigham Young

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

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GK 00 PEARSON, Stephanie.. - - - GK 0 SMITH, Ashley....... - - -

F 2 CASTELLANOS, Kim.... - - - MF 8 BIGELOW, Terra...... - - 1

F 4 ALVAREZ, Arinda..... 2 1 - D 10 OLMSTEAD, Farrah.... - - -

MF 7 WAGNER, Michele..... 1 - - D 13 HOECHERL, Annie..... 1 - 1

MF 9 SALINAS, Gina....... - - - MF/ 14 FIELDING, Jennifer.. 2 - -

F 10 FINDLAY, Nicole..... - - - D/M 15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... 7 1 -

D 11 FLINT, Shawni....... - - - D/M 16 LUI, Charlene....... 2 1 -

D 15 SWIADER, Amanda..... - - - D/M 17 CRAMER ROSE, Aleisha 4 - 1

MF 16 MARTINEZ, Lisette... 1 - - F 18 VIERNES, Jeni....... 6 1 -

D 24 SOLOVIJ, Alexis..... - - - D 19 HOLMAN, Britney..... - - -

MF 25 TINLING,Boo......... - - - MF/ 20 OJUKA, Lydia........ - - 1

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

12 BURNS, Cortney...... - - - 2 THULIN, Brooke...... 1 - 1

14 LOPEZ, Erica........ 1 - - 3 DAVIS, Kimmie....... 2 - -

18 DAYOG, Sheila....... - - - 4 KING, Davia......... 1 1 -

19 SHINN, Annette...... - - - 5 GABBERT, Katie...... 1 - -

20 HARLOR, Jamie....... - - - 9 CAMPBELL, Krissa.... - - -

11 RENDICH, Jamie...... 1 1 -

Totals.............. 5 1 0 21 PHILLIPS, Jenavieve. 1 - -

Totals.............. 29 5 5

SD Brigham Young

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

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00 PEARSON, Stephanie.. 90:00 5 9 0 SMITH, Ashley....... 90:00 1 2

TM TM.................. 0:00 0 2

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

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SD.................. 3 2 - 5 SD.................. 7 4 - 11

Brigham Young....... 13 16 - 29 Brigham Young....... 1 1 - 2

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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SD.................. 2 2 - 4 SD.................. 6 5 - 11

Brigham Young....... 6 4 - 10 Brigham Young....... 2 7 - 9

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 1:26 BY 18 VIERNES, Jeni (9) 8 BIGELOW, Terra

turn and shoot

2. 27:21 SD 4 ALVAREZ, Arinda Unassisted

misclearance

3. 29:44 BY 16 LUI, Charlene (2) 13 HOECHERL, Annie/17 CRAMER ROSE, Aleisha

header off corner

4. 56:32 BY 15 BOWMAN, Brooke (7) 20 OJUKA, Lydia

finish off cross

5. 68:05 BY 11 RENDICH, Jamie 2 THULIN, Brooke

6. 76:55 BY 4 KING, Davia (1) Unassisted

break away 1 v 1 near post

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Lairy Dorsey; Asst. Referee: Bill Davis; Travis Stevens;

Alt. Official: Eric Pack; Timekeeper: Staci Reynolds; Scorer: Kathy Jensen;

Offsides: SD 1, Brigham Young 2.