Rohbock scores last-second game-winner in women’s

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    By ELIZABETH PALMER

    A last second shot by senior All-American Shauna Rohbock earned BYU’s women’s soccer team a 4-3 victory over the University of California at Berkeley Friday night in Berkeley.

    Rohbock’s goal from 18 yards out came with 11 seconds remaining in the game and snapped a 3-3 tie.

    BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood felt good about the way her team played, but said the score was not a true reflection of the game.

    “The game was closer than it should have been because we had the momentum most of the game,” she said.

    BYU took the lead early when sophomore midfielder Sara Reading scored. Berkeley responded with a goal by Ryan McManus off a cornerkick to tie the game at 1-1.

    Berkeley moved out to a 2-1 lead when Amy Balavac scored, but BYU came out strong in the second half.

    Junior forward Maren Hendershot scored off an assist from Karen Robbins to tie the game, and Reading’s second goal of the night put the Cougars ahead. Reading scored off a corner kick from Robbins.

    With seven minutes remaining in the game, the Golden Bears evened the score when Tami Pivnick netted a penalty kick.

    It looked like the teams were headed to overtime, but Rohbock’s ninth goal of the season secured the victory for the Cougars.

    “We played very well and especially came out strong in the second half,” Rockwood said. “This was a great win for us.”

    The loss for the Golden Bears dropped their record to 4-5. The Cougars are 8-2.

    BYU remains in California for a game at Stanford tonight. The Cardinal are ranked 15th in the nation.

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