Cougars End in Draw With Lobos

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    By Jacob Nielson

    The No. 17 BYU women”s soccer team was handed its third tie of the year as New Mexico held the Cougars to a 1-1 draw in double overtime Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006.

    The tie came on the heels of a 3-0 win over Wyoming Thursday at home, and puts the Cougars at 12-2-3 on the year and 3-1-2 in the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos move to 7-6-4 on the year and 1-2-3 in conference play.

    Going into the game, BYU ranked second in the Mountain West with No. 15 Utah sitting at the top with an undefeated 4-0 record in conference play.

    The game advantage went to the Lobos early on as New Mexico midfielder Terryn Granados, off an assist from fellow Lobo Bridgette Sanchez, scored against the Cougars, giving New Mexico a 1-0 advantage at 30 minutes into the game.

    In a news release following the game, BYU coach Jennifer Rockwood said the Lobos came out with intensity that the Cougars were not able to match.

    Though BYU took several shots before the New Mexico goal, the Cougars were forced to play defensively for the rest of the half following the Lobo”s goal.

    As the second half of play commenced, with a chance to even the score, BYU midfielder Jenavieve Philips fired a shot just off aim only for it to glance off the crossbar.

    BYU continued to fight back as Cougar forward Katie Larkin, off a shot from the top of the box, netted her sixth goal of the season to even the score at 1-1 with about 25 minutes left of regulation.

    As regular time drew to a close and overtime became more inevitable, BYU made several last-minute shots in an attempt to put the Cougars ahead, but to no avail.

    The two overtime periods also proved unfruitful for BYU as shots by forward Kelsea Kakadelas and Jenavieve Philips were snatched up by New Mexico goalie Shannon Adragna.

    Adragna collected six saves total on the game while Cougar goalie Erika Woodbury snatched up five.

    Rockwood also said in the news release that despite BYU not being prepared to play Saturday, the Cougars will regroup for their last conference game against UNLV before the Mountain West tournament begins.

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