Cougar Soccer Blanks Utah State 1-0

Sept. 3, 2006

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SALT LAKE CITY - Washington State women's soccer improved its record to 2-1-1 Sunday, notching a 1-0 victory over Utah State in the final day of the Utah Fall Classic.

'Its heartening to see us respond after Friday's performance with a win,' said head coach Matt Potter. 'Utah State showed a lot of character with the pressure they put on us, but I thought we responded well. We were able to utilize a variety of players and show the depth of our bench.'

The Cougars tallied the game-winning goal early in the first half as Sasha Baines beat the Aggies keeper high with a shot from 12-yards out at the 6:43 mark. Carly Dobratz earned an assist on the play.

The win marks the second shut out of the season for the Cougars and the first road victory of their 2006 campaign.

Washington State out shot USU 11-10 with Dobratz leading the Cougars with four shots. Freshman Elysse Van Leer recorded two shots with five other Cougars contributing one. WSU keeper Brynn Bemis recorded a career-high six saves while freshman reserve Amber Wittmers made her debut in the Cougar net, grabbing two saves in 22:53 minutes of play.

'We've still got things to figure out if we are going to keep that winning momentum,' Potter continued. 'It will be good to be home for a few weeks and work on the areas we need to improve.'

The Cougars return to Lower Soccer Field where they will host Nevada, Friday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. and Sacramento State, Sunday, Sept. 10, at noon.

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