Cougar Soccer Downs Gonzaga in Double Overtime

Sept. 7, 2007

SPOKANE, Wash. - Senior Brooke Bemis scored on a header off a corner kick to provide Washington State a 2-1 double overtime victory over Gonzaga in nonconference women's soccer Friday.

The goal came at the 108:34 mark and was the second of the season, both game-winners, for Bemis. The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho native has five-career goals, including three game-winners. Senior Anna Miller earned her 10th career assist on the Bemis goal.

The Cougars (2-0-0) took a 1-0 lead on senior Alison Scurich's first goal of the season and fourth of her career. The Laguna Niguel, Calif., native found the back of the net on a free kick from 15 yards out at the 28:58 mark.Gonzaga (1-2-0) tied the game 1-1 when Jamie Blanche tallied an unassisted goal at 55:27.

'I felt we controlled the action in the first half, but I mismanaged the game in the second half,' WSU Head Coach Matt Potter said. 'I am proud of the way our team stuck together and bailed me out. This was another big win for us on the road.'

Washington State outshot Gonzaga 15-6, including 6-0 in the extra sessions. The Cougars are averaging 17 shots to their opponents five through the first two games this season. WSU won its first overtime game since Oct. 30, 2005 when it defeated Oregon 1-0 in Pullman. The Cougars were victorious on the road in overtime for the first time since a 3-2 win at Tennessee, Sept. 2, 2005.

The Cougars will host Utah in their home opener, Sunday, Sept. 9 at noon.

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