Late Goal Helps UW Women Tie BYU in Nike Soccer Tourney

Sept. 21, 2001

SEATTLE--Freshman Cassie Giles scored with less than six minutes remaining in regulation, helping the sixth-ranked Washington women tie Brigham Young 1-1 on Friday during the first day of the Husky/Nike Invitational at Husky Soccer Field.

Giles hit a 20-yard shot that deflected off a Cougar defender and looped into the net at 84:24 for her first collegiate goal. The two teams remained scoreless the rest of regulation and through two 15-minute overtimes.

Jeni Willardson Viernes opened the scoring early in the second half, putting BYU ahead 1-0. She made a long run with the ball down the right flank, dribbled past UW goalkeeper Hope Solo and scored on a 10-yard shot at 52:48. Solo registered seven saves for the Huskies who were outshot 19-7. Jennifer Waldron did not record a save for the Cougars.

Washington (4-0-1) meets No. 12 Texas A&M on Saturday at 8 p.m. The Aggies lost 2-1 to No. 4 Portland which plays BYU at 6 p.m.

Freshman Christine Sinclair tallied the game-winner for Portland (4-1) in the 86th minute. She received a pass from Erin Misaki and hit a 12-yard blast into the right corner. The Pilots rallied from a one-goal deficit as Texas A&M (2-2) scored first on Linsey Johnson's 15-yard shot into the lower right corner.

Lisa Casagrande scored the equalizer in the 26th minute, booting back a rebound from seven yards out. Casagrande's first effort caromed right back to her off A&M goalkeeper Esther Thompson who finished with five saves. Pilot goalkeeper Darci Carruthers made three saves.

NCAA Women's Soccer
Washington 1, Brigham Young 1 2ot
Husky Soccer Field, Seattle, Wash.

Scoring -- 1, BYU, Jeni Viernes, 52:48. 2, Washington, Cassie Giles, 84:24.

Shots -- BYU 19, Washington 7.
Saves -- BYU 0 (Jennifer Waldron), Washington 7 (Hope Solo).
Corner kicks -- BYU 8, Washington 8.
Fouls -- BYU 12, Washington 16.
Attendance -- 917.

Portland 2, Texas A&M 1
Husky Soccer Field, Seattle, Wash.

Scoring -- 1, Texas A&M, Linsey Johnson, 7:13. 2, Portland, LisaCasagrande, 25:15. 3, Portland, Christine Sinclair (Erin Misaki), 85:57.

Shots -- Texas A&M 8, Portland 17.
Saves -- Texas A&M 5 (Esther Thompson), Portland 3 (Darci Carruthers).
Corner kicks -- Texas A&M 3, Portland 2.
Fouls -- Texas A&M 13, Portland 7.
Attendance -- 428.

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