Washington State Soccer Falls 2-1 In Final Match Of The Season

Nov. 9, 2003

The Washington State soccer team (6-11-2, 2-5-2) was defeated 2-1 by Arizona State (12-4-3, 6-2-1) Sunday at Lower Soccer Field. The match marked the last game for eight Cougar seniors.

'The biggest thing today are these eight girls (the seniors),' head coach Matt Potter said. 'They've left their mark on the game and on the program. Today they left it all out there and were wonderful. The day belongs to them...I'm proud of them and we'll try to build on the foundation they've set for us.'

Less than five minutes into the match WSU senior forward Shelby Brownfield scored the first-goal of the game. Brownfield took a shot from 25-yards out on the right-side over ASU goalkeeper Kimberley Bingham into the upper-left corner to give WSU the lead.

Arizona State's leading scorer Brittany Cooper tied the match at the 11:33 mark. Cooper dribbled down the left flank into the middle of the field where she took a blast from 25 yards out into the upper-left corner of the goal.

Senior goalkeeper Sara Leibowitz recorded three saves for the Cougars at the end of the half.

With just over 10 minutes left in the game, Sun Devil forward Kelley Bond received a pass from Manya Makoski inside the Washington State penalty box. Bond took a touch and shot the ball past Leibowitz inside the lower left-post to give ASU the lead.

Despite creating several close-range opportunities the Cougars, who outshot ASU 11-5 in the second half, were unable to capitalize and fell 2-1 in their final match of the season.

Leading the Cougs in shots was senior Nicole Wilcox with five, followed by Kim Morgan with three. Makoski took three shots for the Sun Devils, followed by Mahoney and Cooper who each had two shots.

The senior class including Brownfield, Wilcox, Morgan, Leibowitz, Mariette Boyce, Shay Hobby and Jenna Wirtz all started the match for the Cougs.

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