Norma Bertoch | Posted: 15 Nov 2001 | Updated: 15 Nov 2001

Cougars Stay Alive In NCAA Soccer Tourney

Lincoln, Neb. (Nov. 15, 2001) With its 11th shutout of the year, BYU's women's soccer team advanced into the round of 32 after a 1-0 win over Kansas, Thursday.

After a scoreless first half, the Cougars' Lydia Ojuka put BYU on the board with a kick into the far left corner of the post just past the Jayhawks keeper at the 75-minute mark. All-American Aleisha Cramer and junior forward Jeni Willardson Viernes were credited with the assists. It was Ojuka's sixth goal of the season. BYU outshot Kansas 20 to nine in the game.

"This was a very close game and when we talked at half time we thought it would come down to a 1-0 victory and I'm just glad we ended up on the winning side," said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "We struggled a bit tonight especially in the first half, but we fought through it, kept our composure and got the job done," she added.

The win over Kansas extends BYU's record to 14-6-1 and their winning streak stays alive at six games. The Jayhawks, who were making their first trip into the NCAA tournament end their season with a 13-8-0 record.

In the next round of the NCAA 2001 Women's College Cup the Cougars will play the winner of the Nebraska vs Boston College game. That matchup is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kick off on Sat. Nov. 17 at the Abbott Sports Complex on the Nebraska campus.

-AGATE- BYU- 1; KU-0

Scoring Summary: BYU-Lydia Ojuka,(Aleisha Cramer, Jeni W. Viernes)

Shots: BYU- (20); KU- (9)

Keeper Saves: BYU-Jennifer Waldron (2)

KU-Meghan Miller (7)