Cougar Soccer Plays William & Mary to a Draw

Aug. 31, 2008

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Phillips made five saves in the second half and overtime in her collegiate debut as Washington State played William & Mary to a 0-0 deadlock at the JMU-Comfort Inn Invitational, Sunday.

Phillips replaced sophomore Lindsay Parlee at halftime. Parlee made a pair of saves in the first half to help Washington State (1-0-2) record its second shutout in three matches. The Cougars are undefeated through three matches for the first time since 1990-91. Last season, WSU began its campaign 4-0-1.

'It was a tough match and neither team created a lot of scoring chances,' Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. 'We are certainly happy to still be undefeated, but we recognize that at some point we are going to need victories.'

William & Mary (1-1-1) received six saves, including three in the final 4:11 of the second overtime from goalkeeper Meghan Walker.

With less than 15 minutes left in regulation, Phillips made a leaping save of a shot by the Tribe's Stephanie Gerow. Mallory Fox had a chance to give the Cougars a victory, but her attempt from 10 yards went just outside the left post in the 84th minute.

Less than three minutes into the first overtime, Kiersten Dallstream's blast went just above the crossbar. Dallstream was stopped by Walker twice in the second overtime, once about six minutes in and the other with 21 second remaining.

Freshman Ali Fenter and sophomore Emma Stolz, who each scored a goal against host James Madison, Friday, were named to the all-tournament team.

The Cougars travel to Knoxville, Tenn., where they will play Illinois (Friday, 2:30 p.m. Pacific) and West Virginia (Sunday, 8:30 a.m.) at the First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic.

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