Aug. 29, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State soccer team (1-1) fell to Montana (2-0) 2-1 after surrendering an overtime goal in the finale of the Montana Nike Cup, Sunday in Missoula, Mont.
WSU senior Cailan McCutchan scored the first goal of the match at the 18:03 mark, but it would be Montana's Meghan Chambers rebound putback off her own shot in the first overtime period that would be the decisive goal of the match.
McCutchan's goal came from a header off a Christie Spear corner kick. It was one of seven shots the Cougars took in the first half, recording 12 in the match. McCutchan led WSU with three shots, followed by Alix Rustrum and freshmen, Kim Bonnes and Shaye Harrel with two apiece.
Washington State starting goalkeeper Katie Hultin recorded two saves in the first half before being replaced at halftime by Meghan Miller, who also finished the game with a pair of saves.
The Grizzlies came out strong in the second half and tied the game 1-1 when Laura Nogueira, assisted by Sariad Faville, beat Miller from 15-yards out, just under 77 minutes into the match. Nogueira's shot was one of eight Montana recorded in the second half. The Cougars took three shots in the half.
In overtime, WSU had two scoring opportunities with Rustrum and Harrel both recording shots from inside the Montana penalty box, but goalkeeper Molly Gilbert kept the Grizzlies in the match by making two of her six saves in overtime.
Chambers scored at the 96:34 mark to give the Grizzlies the 2-1 overtime victory.
Washington State recorded 16 fouls compared to the Grizzlies 12 and WSU's Megan Cecchini and Montana's Murphy MacKenzie were both issued yellow cards in the first half of the physical match.
The Cougars will host No. 12 Tennessee Sunday, Sept. 5, at noon on the Lower Soccer Field.