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BYU Wins Women's Soccer Battle of Cougars
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 09/03/2010
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Sept. 3, 2010

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PROVO, Utah - Jennie Marshall scored two goals in the second half and No. 12 Brigham Young defeated visiting Washington State 3-1 in nonconference women's soccer, Friday night.

With the victory, BYU won its fifth-straight match to open the season. Washington State dropped to 1-4-0 with three losses coming to teams nationally-ranked in the top 15.

In the 53rd minute, Lauren Anderson played ball into the box from the left side that Marshall redirected inside the right post from eight yards out to put BYU on top 1-0.

Freshman Eileen Maes had a couple of chances to tie the match, but her header in the box went wide in the 56th minute and her free kick from just outside the 18-yard box was high in the 58th minute.

In the 75th minute, Tiara Pittman played a long through ball across the field to the left side. Sophomore Brandi Vega held off one defender to gain possession beat two defenders in the box and fired a shot into the back of the net for the equalizer.

Less than two minutes after Vega tied the match, Jessica Ringwood put BYU in front 2-1 with a free kick from 20 yards out on the left side that went just under the crossbar and inside the far post. Marshall closed the scoring with a goal in the 86th minute.

"We worked so hard to get even and then gave up a goal right after that. That is something we cannot afford to do," WSU Head Coach Matt Potter said.

Neither team scored in the first half with Washington State goalkeeper Ariana Byrd stopping Ringwood's shot from eight yards out in the center of the box in the 18th minute and making a diving save of Kassidy Shumway's header in the 28th minute.

Washington State's best scoring chance in the first half came in the 23rd minute. Freshman Micaela Castain beat one defender and took a shot from just outside the six-yard box on the right that was turned away by a sprawling BYU goalkeeper McKinzie Olson.

Redshirt-senior Mallory Fox appeared off the bench in her season debut...sophomore Brandi Vega's goal was the seventh of her career and the sixth that tied the match or put Washington State ahead.

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