Sept. 30, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Sophomore Kiersten Dallstream's second half goal earned Washington State a 1-1 tie with Idaho State in a nonconference women's soccer match at Lower Soccer Field, Sunday.
Dallstream netted the equalizer at 63:30 after she pounced on a loose ball, dribbled in the box, and fired a shot past Idaho State (4-3-3) goalkeeper Maren Eves from 15 yards out. The goal was the fourth of the season for the Fountain Hills, Ariz., native, tying her with Mallory Fox for the team lead.
Following Dallstream's goal, the No. 18 (Soccer America)/No. 23 (Soccer Buzz) Cougars (6-1-2) had a couple of good scoring chances in regulation and two more in the first overtime. Dallstream had a breakaway in the 67th minute, but was denied from 25 yards out when Eves made a leaping save. Sophomore Carly Dobratz had an opportunity in the 90th minute, but her shot went just right of the net.
In overtime, Dallstream took a feed inside the box from redshirt-freshman Mallory Fox, but missed outside the right post. With less than 20 seconds left in the first overtime, Eves made a spectacular save of a shot by WSU freshman Emma Stolz, then cut down the angle and forced senior Brooke Bemis's shot off the rebound to sail wide right.
"We're frustrated with the result," Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. "We put ourselves in a position to win, but we cannot continue to dig holes as a team."
The Cougars outshot the Bengals 24-9, including 18-3 after intermission. The only shot on goal for Idaho State was the Bengals' tally which came at 23:26 when Jana Boehler scored from close range on the left side after Jill Christofferson's cross off a direct free kick near midfield. The goal was just the second this season scored against WSU in the first half.
Washington State returns to action Friday, Oct. 5 when it travels to Moscow to face Idaho in a 3 p.m. match.