Women's Soccer On a Roll

Players celebrate after scoring a goal (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- In front of an enormous crowd that filled the stands and packed the sidelines, the BYU women's soccer team (4-0-0) demonstrated precision and teamwork on their way to defeating Utah State University, 5-0.

The game, which started with the crowd of 2,703 fans yelling, "B-Y-U! B-Y-U!" was a tough battle the first 15 minutes of play with both teams receiving good looks at the goal, but unable to capitalize.

With just over 17 minutes into the game, Bobbi Tillotson ran around several defenders on her drive to the goal. After running past one last Utah State defender, Tillotson found Carolyn Swenson for the goal.

BYU received a scare with 11 minutes left in the first half as the Aggies drew Erika Woodbury out of the goal amidst a crowd of people. BYU promptly returned the favor, however, as Annie Zwahlen immediately dribbled the ball up field, finding Jaime Rendich Beck. Beck passed the ball to Tillotson, who finished by placing the ball just past the goalkeeper.

The second half gave the Cougar crowd, one of the largest in BYU history, more to cheer about. With just over 16 minutes left in the game, Beck found the ball off a corner kick from Tillotson and headed the ball into the net for.

Six minutes later, Claire Thomas captured the audience's attention when she received the ball and fired a one-touch toward the net that soared right over the goalie's head, scoring her first goal of the season. Jessica Aquino sealed the deal with the final goal of the night, heading the ball in off a crosskick from Whitney Feller.

"We got off to a really good start," head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "It was a great team effort. The players have been able to come together and feel comfortable within the team. I look forward to our team being able to build their confidence level and continue to score goals."

The win marks BYU's largest win over the Aggies since 1996 when BYU defeat Utah State, 6-0.

BYU plays two more games at home this coming weekend on Friday against Denver, and Monday versus Texas. Games times are set for 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. Both games will be played at South Stadium.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

USU vs Brigham Young Univ. (Sep 05, 2005 at Provo, UT)

USU (4-0-0) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Brigham Young Univ. (0-2-1) -------------------------------

Date: Sep 05, 2005 Attendance: 2703 USU................. 0 0 - 0

Weather: Brigham Young Univ.. 2 3 - 5

USU Brigham Young Univ.

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

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GK 1 Allred, Kelli....... - - 3 5 45 GK 28 WOODBURY, Erika..... - - - - 72

MF 7 McQueen, Tiffany.... - - - - 90 F 7 SWENSON, Carolyn.... 3 2 1 - 25

D 9 Dixon, Rachelle..... 1 - - - 36 MF 9 HARMON, Jessica..... 1 1 - - 84

MF 10 Ross, Shannon....... - - - - 29 MF 11 BECK, Jaime......... 2 1 1 1 34

D 11 Baggaley, Laura..... - - - - 75 MF 12 NATE, Natalie....... 2 - - 1 79

MF 14 Christenson, Lacey.. - - - - 37 MF 13 THULIN, Brooke...... 2 1 - - 75

D 16 Masson, Liz......... - - - - 90 MF 16 LUI, Charlene....... - - - - 28

MF 17 Weston, Charity..... 1 1 - - 39 F 18 LARKIN, Katie....... - - - 1 23

MF 20 Smith, Sierra....... - - - - 20 MF 19 ANDERSON, Nicole.... - - - - 31

F 22 Peart, Dana......... 1 - - - 39 F 20 Tillotson, Bobbi.... 2 2 1 2 34

D 23 Darrow, Jessica..... - - - - 90 D 25 THOMAS, Claire...... 1 1 1 - 84

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

4 Hunt, Abby.......... 1 - - - 61 00 SMITH, Ashley....... - - - - 18

5 Hansen, Andra....... - - - - 51 2 ANDERSON, Amberlea.. - - - - 32

12 Wisan, Natalie...... - - - - 40 3 CUTHBERT, Haylee.... - - - - 59

13 Nuttall, Lindsay.... - - - - 9 4 AQUINO, Jessica..... 1 1 1 - 67

19 Clark, Candice...... - - - - 51 5 FELLER, Whitney..... 1 - - 1 62

21 Cardon, Trisha...... - - - - 53 6 ZWAHLEN, Annie...... 1 1 - 1 32

26 Lowry, Alyssa....... - - - - 15 14 HEATON, Laura....... - - - - 6

29 Nilsson, Kiersten... - - - - 61 15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... - - - 1 56

22 FELLOWS, Katie...... 1 - - 1 56

Totals.............. 4 1 3 5 23 VANDER VEUR, Alyssa. - - - - 6

27 COOK, Karen......... - - - - 15

29 DEARBORN, Heidi..... 1 - - - 6

Totals.............. 18 10 5 9

USU Brigham Young Univ.

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

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1 Allred, Kelli....... 90:00 5 5 28 WOODBURY, Erika..... 72:17 0 1

00 SMITH, Ashley....... 17:43 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................. 1 3 - 4 USU................. 3 2 - 5

Brigham Young Univ.. 10 8 - 18 Brigham Young Univ.. 0 1 - 1

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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USU................. 0 0 - 0 USU................. 5 9 - 14

Brigham Young Univ.. 2 1 - 3 Brigham Young Univ.. 5 4 - 9

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists

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1. 17:24 BY 7 SWENSON, Carolyn (2) 20 Tillotson, Bobbi/18 LARKIN, Katie

2. 33:59 BY 20 Tillotson, Bobbi (1) 11 BECK, Jaime/6 ZWAHLEN, Annie

3. 73:43 BY 11 BECK, Jaime (2) 20 Tillotson, Bobbi

4. 78:44 BY 25 THOMAS, Claire (1) 15 BOWMAN, Brooke/12 NATE, Natalie

5. 86:55 BY 4 AQUINO, Jessica (4) 5 FELLER, Whitney/22 FELLOWS, Katie

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials:

Offsides: USU 0, Brigham Young Univ. 5.

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