Sept. 1, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY - Cougar soccer fell to No. 24 Utah in a double-overtime thriller Friday, as the Utes earned a 2-1 victory in the second match of the 2006 Utah Fall Classic. Washington State moves to 1-1-1 overall.
"When you go on the road and play good teams like Utah, you expect pressure," said head coach Matt Potter. "And Utah did just that, but we handle it well and showed great character in coming back after being down a goal. Ultimately, I'm proud of the way we battled back, but we have to learn a lesson from the match and finish our opportunities. Credit to Utah for being competitive and finding a way."
Utah was first on the scoreboard at the 77:22 mark as Adele Letro found the back of the net after collecting a ball headed down by Halley Marsh. Amanda Feigt also assisted on the play.
WSU knotted the match 1-1 with just 3:36 left in regulation as Dobratz earned the first goal of her Cougar career, putting away a corner kick service by Anna Miller.
The match stretched into the 105th minute before the Utes put away the game with Letro notching the golden goal off a headed ball from Melissa Wayman. Feigt earned her second assist of the game on the play.
Dobratz paced the Cougar attack, firing four shots, placing three on frame. WSU took seven shots in the match with Utah recording 16. Washington State goalkeeper Brynn Bemis recorded a career-high four saves, with Utes keeper Ashley Mason making three stops in the contest.
WSU continues Utah Fall Classic tournament play Sunday, Sept. 3, taking on Utah State at 10 a.m. (PST) at Ute Field in Salt Lake City, Utah.