Cougar Soccer Completes Weekend Sweep

Sept. 20, 2009

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Senior Kiersten Dallstream scored two goals and freshman Brandi Vega added a goal and two assists to lead Washington State past Stephen F. Austin 5-0 in nonconference women's soccer, Sunday.

The Cougars (6-2-0) got on the board first in the 16th minute when senior Carly Dobratz intercepted a pass near midfield and connected on a cross to freshman Brandi Vega in the box. Vega beat Stephen F. Austin (3-5-0) goalkeeper Courtney Bauder for her fourth goal of the season.

Vega assisted on junior Emma Stolz's goal in the 28th minute and sophomore Megan Chapin netted an unassisted tally in the 39th minute to give WSU a 3-0 advantage at the half.

'We're happy to get out of here with a win,' WSU Head Coach Matt Potter said. 'It was a very tough environment and it took us about 15 minutes to settle in. Once we did that, we made better passes and created some opportunities on offense.'

In the 73rd minute, Dobratz sent a long pass ahead to Vega who fed a cross to Dallstream. The senior's shot inside the near post gave the Cougars a 4-0 lead. Dallstream added an unassisted goal in the 76th minute to account for the final score.

WSU returns home to play Weber State, Friday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. The Cougars will host a 20th Anniversary Season celebration dinner that night.

WSU's five goals were the most by the Cougars since an 8-0 victory over Gonzaga, Sept. 22, 2002...most in a road match since an 8-1 win at Montana, Sept. 2, 2002...nine goals in a road weekend (won at Texas 4-0, Friday) are the most in school history...WSU's 23 goals through eight matches are the most since 24 in 2002...Cougars have 23 goals in nonconference matches this season. the most since 2002 (25) and WSU has three nonconference matches remaining...three shutout wins this season on the road are the most since three in 2002...back-to-back road shutout victories for the first time since Oct. 13/15, 2000 at Arizona (4-0) and at Arizona State (1-0)...senior Kiersten Dallstream's two goals marked her third multi-goal match of the season and the sixth of her career...her career total is third in WSU history...senior Carly Dobratz recorded a pair of assists to move into a tie for third with Deka DeWitt (1997-2000) all-time at WSU with 15...sophomore Megan Chapin tallied her first-career goal and became the eighth Cougar to score a goal this season...Brandi Vega became the first freshman since Megan Hyte in 2005 to score the game-winning goal in consecutive matches.

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