Cougar Soccer Ties James Madison

Aug. 29, 2008

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Sophomore Emma Stoltz and freshman Ali Fenter each tallied their first-collegiate goal and Washington State tied host James Madison 2-2 in women's soccer at the JMU-Comfort Inn Invitational, Friday.

The Cougars (1-0-1) fell behind 1-0 in the first half before rallying to take a 2-1 lead at intermission. Stolz registered the equalizer at 21:40 on a shot from the edge of the box into the left corner.

Fenter put Washington State on top 2-1 at 43:29 when she converted from five yards outs after Maggie Dougher served a free kick into the box.

'We were put under a lot of pressure in the first 20 minutes,' Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. 'Once we settled down, we executed well and were able to go up a goal at halftime.'

Less than three minutes into the second half, James Madison (0-1-1) tied the game when Teresa Rynier scored from 20 yards out.

'We played well enough to win and we were disappointed to give up a goal after going ahead,' Potter said. 'I couldn't be more proud of our players in terms of work ethic. Credit James Madison. It was a match of two teams working hard to win.'

The Cougars conclude the JMU-Comfort Inn Invitational when they take on William & Mary at 8 a.m. Pacific, Sunday.

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