Sept. 22, 2006
SEATTLE - The Washington State women's soccer team moved its record to 5-3-2 Friday as the Cougars battled No.23 BYU to a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Husky Soccer Field in the third match of the Pac-10/Mountain West Challenge Tournament.
"I'm very proud of the way we fought, especially in the overtime after working so hard in regulation," said head coach Matt Potter. "The performance definitely showed what we are capable and I thought we finished strong."
Washington State was first on the scoreboard at the 41:14 mark as Angela Fajardo tallied the first goal of her Cougar career. The senior defender settled an Anna Miller corner kick service deflected by Carly Dobratz and fired shot from 17 yards out to beat BYU keeper Erika Woodbury. Miller recorded her third assist of the season on the play with Dobratz earning her fourth.
BYU knotted the match 1-1 with just 89 seconds left in regulation play forcing the match into sudden-victory overtime. Katie Fellows made a long run onto a ball slipped behind the Cougar defense by Kelsea Kakadelas finishing the play with a shot past charging WSU keeper Amber Wittmers from 10 yards out.
The two teams traded scoring chances over 20 minutes of overtime action but neither Cougar squad could find the back of the net before time expired.
Washington State posted 10 shots in the contest led by Elysse Van Leer with three while Dobratz and Brooke Bemis each contributed two. BYU tallied 18 shots with Katie Larkin leading the team with four. Wittmers made four stops in the contest with BYU's Woodbury also recording four saves.
The Cougars have a weekend off before traveling to Portland, Ore., where they face the defending National Champion Portland Pilots Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. WSU opens Pacific-10 Conference play Sunday, Oct. 8, hosting rival Washington at noon at Lower Soccer Field.