UW Women Beat New Mexico, BYU Wins Tournament
Sept. 22, 2006
SEATTLE - Junior forward Katy Dowling's 77th-minute goal lifted the Washington women to a 1-0 victory over New Mexico, Friday in the final game of the Pac-10/Mountain West Challenge at Husky Soccer Field.
Washington (5-5) placed second in the tournament. The 23rd-ranked Brigham Young women (7-1-1) tied Washington State 1-1 to secure the tournament title. New Mexico (5-4) finished third in the standings by virtue of a 1-0 win Thursday over fourth-place WSU (5-3-2).
BYU midfielder Katie Larkin was voted the tournament's Offensive Most Valuable Player while UW's Katie Hall (Woodinville, Wash./Woodinville) received the Defensive MVP award.
The Huskies were held scoreless in the tournament before Dowling netted a six-yard shot from right of the goal mouth. Sophomore Jenna Robison (Livermore, Calif.) initiated the scoring play with a pass to sophomore Melissa Beal (Portland, Ore.) who spun and flicked a short pass to Dowling (Laguna Beach, Calif.) for the game-winner at 76:30.
"Tonight it was one of those things where we got some chances and we stuck one. It was great," exclaimed Coach Lesle Gallimore whose Huskies lost 1-0, Thursday to BYU despite an 18-11 shooting advantage.
Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) preserved UW's victory with seven saves, including a stop on a point-blank, 85th-minute blast by Krista Peterson.
Shannon Adragna registered two saves for the Lobos who out shot UW 15-11.
In Friday's first game, Brigham Young got a goal with 2:29 left in regulation to tie Washington State 1-1.
WSU scored late in the first half on a goal by Katie Fellows. She placed a 17-yard shot from the right side of the box into the far left corner at 41:14. Anna Miller and Carly Dobratz were credited with assists on the score.
BYU equalized at 87:31 when Angela Fajardo collected a long pass from Kelsea Kakadelas and capped a 25-yard breakaway with a 10-yard shot past goalkeeper Amber Wittmers. The teams then played two scoreless overtimes, settling for a tie.
Wittmers collected four saves for WSU, which was out shot 18-10. BYU goalkeeper Erika Woodbury also made four saves.
The Huskies resume action next weekend, visiting defending national champion Portland on Friday, Sept. 29. Kick-off is 7 p.m. at Merlo Field.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Final Team Standings
Offensive MVP -- Katie Larkin, Brigham Young
GAME 3 -- #23 Brigham Young 1, Washington State 1 (2ot)
Scoring --1, WSU, Angela Fajardo (Anna Miller, Carly Dobratz), 41:14. 2, BYU, Katie Fellows (Kelsea Kakadelas), 87:31.
Shots -- BYU 18, WSU 10.
Records -- Brigham Young 7-1-1, Washington State 5-3-2.
Shots -- UNM 15, UW 11.
Records -- Washington 5-5-0, New Mexico 5-4-0.