Sept. 9, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State scored three times in the second half and earned a 3-3 tie with Utah in nonconference women's soccer at Lower Soccer Field, Sunday.
Sophomore Kiersten Dallstream capped the scoring with a goal at the 84:00 mark. The sophomore from Fountain Hills, Ariz., tallied the score from a seated position in the box on the left side. It was the third time in the match the Cougars (2-0-1) tied the score after being down a goal.
"The spirit of our team is fantastic," WSU Head Coach Matt Potter said. "To go down a goal and come back is a great quality, but not something we want to rely on throughout the season."
Adele Letro began the scoring for Utah (1-2-1) when she beat Cougar goalkeeper Brynn Bemis from seven yards out on the left side. The goal came at 1:53 and marked the first time this season WSU trailed in the first half.
The score remained 1-0 until Brooke Bemis found the net for the Cougars from 10 yards out on the right side at 54:17. It was the third goal of the season for the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho native, who became the first WSU student-athlete to score in three-straight games since Megan Hyte (Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2005).
Lauren Hair nearly gave Utah the lead in the 58th minute, but her shot hit the crossbar. Four minutes later, Hair scored from the right side off a cross from Katy Reineke to put the Utes up 2-1.
Less the four minutes after Hair's goal, the Cougars tied the score 2-2 on the prettiest goal of the match. Senior Anna Miller's corner from the left sailed past the right post where sophomore Jenny Christoph headed the ball back in front and senior Allison Scurich headed it past Utes' goalkeeper Lynzee Lee. The assist was the 11th in Miller's career and moved the Corvallis, Ore., native into a tie for eighth on the WSU all-time list.
WSU's missed chances to take the lead. Lee made a leaping save of a Christoph shot in the 73rd minute and a Scurich shot hit the crossbar in the 75th minute. Instead, it was Utah which broke the 2-2 tie as Letro scored from close range on the right side for her second goal of the match.
The Cougars, which outshot the Utes 28-11, were denied victory in the first overtime when Lee made sprawling saves on Brooke Bemis in the 96th minute and Miller in the 98th minute.
WSU will travel to South Bend, Ind., for the Notre Dame Inn at St. Mary's Classic. The Cougars play Oklahoma State Friday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. Pacific and Princeton Sunday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. Pacific.