Eagles Open Big Sky Play with Tie in Pocatello
Oct. 9, 2008
The Eastern Washington University women’s soccer team earned its first-ever point in Pocatello, Idaho, tying Idaho State 1-1 in a double-overtime thriller on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 9). The Eagles had entered the contest 0-5-0 all-time in games played on the ISU campus.
The Eagles (2-7-3, 0-0-1 BSC) got on the scoreboard first when Lillian Bourret scored her first goal of the season at the 31:49 mark. Her long shot from midfield hit the back of the net in the bottom left corner.
Idaho State (2-7-4, 0-0-1 BSC) then would tie the game in a dramatic manner when Taylor Powell put the Bengals on the scoreboard with just a couple minutes remaining in regulation. Her tally came at the 87:20 mark.
Both teams went scoreless throughout the two 10-minute overtime sessions, thus finishing an impressive road result for Eastern Washington against a team that has won four of the past seven Big Sky titles.
Bourret had three shots for Eastern today, while five other Eagles contributed one shot apiece. Four of those were on frame, from Jocelyn Bement, Mandy Cheney, Brittany Sparks and Bourret with her goal. Eastern’s goalkeeper, Ashley Renz, made six saves in the contest.
The Eagles will play its first home game of the league campaign at 1 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 12) against Weber State. The Wildcats moved to 4-6-2, 1-0-0 in Big Sky play with a 1-0 home win over Montana on Thursday.