Sept. 18, 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho - Freshman Beau Bremer scored in the fifth minute of the first overtime to give Washington State a 2-1 victory at Idaho in nonconference women's soccer, Sunday.
Bremer's game-winner was her second goal of the match and her career as she beat a defender 1v1, and then fired a shot inside the near post from the right side at six yards out. The Cougars (6-2-1) won their second-straight match in an extra session against a Northwest foe
Thursday, Washington State needed all but 59 seconds of the second overtime to win at Gonzaga 2-1. The match against the Vandals (3-4-2) was similar as the Cougars trailed 1-0 at intermission before netting the equalizer in the second half. After outshooting Gonzaga 27-13 and holding a 12-4 advantage in corner kicks, Washington State took 24 shots to Idaho's nine and earned all-nine corner kicks in the match.
"I am so happy for Beau," Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. "It is always special to get your first goal and to get two in that fashion means even more. Once again, a new name in the stat sheet speaks to the depth of our team."
The Vandals grabbed a 1-0 lead at 3:00 after a failed clearance by a Cougar defender. Katie Baran took advantage and slipped a shot past Washington State redshirt-freshman Gurveen Clair who slipped on the wet surface at Guy Wicks Field.
The Cougars nearly got even before halftime with three-different chances. Junior Shannon McFadden hit the crossbar in the 22nd minute. In the 35th minute, junior Brandi Vega's hard shot was smothered with a diving stop by Vandals' goalkeeper Caroline Towles who made her collegiate debut with Idaho's top-two goalkeepers out with injury. About four and a half minutes before halftime, sophomore Micaela Castain hit the crossbar.
Washington State dominated the second half from start to finish. In the first-three minutes of the period, the Cougars generated four shots, including two on frame by Bremer, and a pair of corner kicks.
In the 49th minute, Vega played a long-diagonal pass to Bremer on the right side. This time, Bremer was not to be denied as she beat Towles high from 10 yards out and tied the match 1-1.
The Cougars, who outshot the Vandals 14-4 and took six corner kicks in the second half, missed a chance for the lead in the 62nd minute when Castain's penalty kick sailed wide right. Towles was forced to make three more of her eight saves after the penalty kick to keep the match tied at the end of regulation.
The Cougars travel to Santa Clara, Friday for a 7 p.m. match before opening Pac-12 play at USC, Sunday at 1 p.m.
Washington State won consecutive matches in overtime for the first time since 2005 (at Idaho and at No. 11 Tennessee).