Fennell, Peterson Team Up Again For Women's Soccer
Sept. 21, 2002
LOS ANGELES - Senior Ali Fennell's breakaway goal Saturday was the difference as the No. 20 USC Trojans defeated the BYU Cougars, 1-0, at McAlister Field in non-conference action. Fennell scored at 32:51 on a pass from freshman Jocelyn Leche as she split the defenders and put the ball past BYU goalkeeper Mandy Gott.
Sophomore goalkeeper Julie Peterson needed to make just one save to register her fourth shutout of the season. The Trojans' backfield of Kaitlyn Pruett, Nikki Goza, Amanda Roach and Hillary Schwarzbach allowed few scoring chances for BYU as USC has allowed only two goals in the last five games.
USC (3-3-1) dominated BYU (3-4) in the first half as the Women of Troy outshot the Cougars by a 12-3 margin. The Trojans played their first home game of the season as part of a stretch where USC will play six of seven games at home.
'We played our best 45 minutes of the season in the first half,' said USC head coach Jim Millinder. 'BYU is an NCAA Tournament-caliber team and I thought we did a good job in the second half of absorbing their attack. We need to work on our game management late in the game, but this was a team win. It's nice to be at home.'
USC will host San Diego on Friday (Sept. 27) at McAlister Field at 3 p.m. and travel to UC Irvine on Sunday (Sept. 29) at 1 p.m.
BYU (3-4) 0-0 -- 0No. 20 USC (3-3-1) 1-0 -- 1
Shots: BYU 10, USC 15 Corners: BYU 4, USC 7 Fouls: BYU 20, USC 17Saves: Mandy Gott (BYU) 7; Julie Peterson (USC) 1
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