Oct. 12, 2007
TUCSON, Ariz. - Sophomore Kiersten Dallstream scored a pair of second half goals and Washington State opened Pacific-10 women's soccer play with a 3-1 victory at Arizona, Friday.
The win gave the No. 25 (Soccer America)/No. 27 (Soccer Buzz) Cougars (8-1-2, 1-0 Pac-10) their first road win in a conference opener since a 1-0 double-overtime victory at Oregon State in 2002. WSU won for the seventh time away from home (four road, three neutral) this season, equaling the school record (1989, 2002).
"We defended very well and we were disciplined," WSU Head Coach Matt Potter said. "I was proud of the manner in which we went about our business. We are excited to earn another road victory."
The Cougars took a 1-0 lead when senior Brooke Bemis beat Arizona goalkeeper Danielle Nicolai at the 18:13 mark for her sixth goal of the season. The score came after Nicolai had stopped Dallstream's shot, but could not control the rebound.
The match remained a one-goal affair until 57:42 when Dallstream buried a rebound of a Bemis shot to stretch the Cougar advantage to 2-0.
Leila Amini answered for the Wildcats (6-6-0, 0-1-0) 19 seconds later to cut the deficit to 2-1 with a goal off of a rebound.
At 66:42, Dallstream put the match away when her shot hit the right post and went in for a 3-1 lead. The goal was the team-leading seventh for Fountain Hills, Ariz., native and the second time this season she has scored twice in a match.
The Cougars conclude their road trip at Arizona State Sunday at 1 p.m.