Tiera Como Sets Eastern Record for Saves in Overtime Victory
Sept. 28, 2006
She only needed three saves to break the record, but senior goalkeeper Tiera Como recorded ten as the Eastern Washington University women's soccer team (3-6-1) defeated Utah Valley State (4-6-1) 1-0 in overtime on Thursday (Sept. 28) in Orem, Utah.
The previous saves record for Eastern was 350 set by Katie Grothkopp in 1999-2002. Como had 348 going into this game and now has 358 for her career, only halfway through the season. She recorded four saves in the first period, five in the second, and one save in overtime.
Neither team could score by the end of regulation. At the ninth minute in the first overtime period, Shelly Ikerd scored off an assist by Cyeeta Mott to give Eastern the 1-0 victory. This is the second win for the Eagles in their last two games. They defeated then ranked No. 21 Long Beach State last week in Cheney.
The Wolverines outshot the Eagles 19-13 in the game.
Eastern will search for its third victory in a row on Saturday as they play at Utah State. The last time EWU won three in a row was back in 2004.
On Tuesday (Oct. 3) Eastern will return home to play their last non-conference game against Idaho at 4 p.m. The Eagles will open Big Sky play at home Friday (Oct. 6) at 4 p.m. at the Sports and Recreation Center in Cheney, Wash.