Soccer Defeats Syracuse, 3-1, to Open Play at New Mexico Tourney
Sept. 9, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Arizona State University soccer team received three goals from three different seniors as the Sun Devils defeated Syracuse, 3-1, Friday afternoon in the opening match of the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. The win improves ASU's record to 3-2-0 on the season while dropping the Orangewomen to 1-4-0 on the season.
The Sun Devil seniors struck early into the game as Manya Makoski (Trumbull, Conn.) scored at the 20:07 mark as she lofted a shot over the keeper from the top of the 18-yard box after receiving a pass from fellow classmate Haley Stein (Santa Rosa, Calif.). From there, ASU would maintain its one-goal lead until late in the contest.
In the second half, the Sun Devils added a second goal as ASU drew a penalty kick in the 73rd minute. Brittany Cooper, a senior playing in her hometown of Albuquerque, took the free shot and placed it in the back of the net for a 2-0 lead. Despite the lead, SU scored just five minutes later (78:57) to cut the score to 2-1 as Kaitlin Lamothe redirected a pass from Amanda Arcuri for the goal.
The Sun Devils, nearly five minutes later, would see reigning Pac-10 Player of the Week Elizabeth Bogus (Sr., Sandy, Utah) add an insurance score as she took a pass from Alissa Oldenkamp (So., Chandler, Ariz.), brought it into the middle of the field and went 1-on-1 with the keeper before finding the back of the net.
Overall, junior keeper Kim Bingham (Pleasanton, Calif.) recorded two saves while her teammates combined to tally 22 shots in the game.
With her penalty kick score in the second half, Cooper moved into a tie for third place on the all-time Sun Devil points list with 62 as her 25 career goals and 12 assists brought her even with Antoinette Marjanovic (1997, 1999-01), who tallied 62 points on 22 goals and 18 helpers. Bogus is just two points behind both Cooper and Marjanovic with 60 points on 23 goals and 14 assists.
The Sun Devils close out their stay in New Mexico early Sunday as they are set to face Auburn at 11 a.m. The Tigers, who played the host Lobos to a scoreless draw, stand 1-3-1 on the season.
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