Nov. 4, 2007
Senior Cyeeta Mott of the Eastern Washington University women's soccer team had two goals to break the school record in single-season goals in a 3-0 victory over visiting Utah Valley State (5-14-1) Sunday (Nov. 4).
This is the first time that Eastern (9-8) has finished a season with a winning record (.529) as a member of the Big Sky Conference. It is also the first time that Eastern has had no ties since 2002. The Eagles ended conference play with a 3-4 record and a fifth-place finish.
"We're happy," said Eagles' head coach George Hageage. "That was the last goal (a winning record), so we're happy to have achieved at least one of our goals. It's just a shame that they're not playing in the final four of the Big Sky Conference. It was a very successful season."
Junior Lauryn Koelzer scored Eastern's first goal with an assist by Mott in the seventh minute. That was Koelzer's third goal of the season and second game-winning goal, which ties Shelly Ikerd (2006) and Mott (2004) for the single-season record.
"Lauryn's been playing better and better as the season's gone on, and we're really happy to have her here," said Hageage.
Mott's assist gave her four this season to break the single-season record, which was held by Jennie Summers (2004, three). She also tied Beth Russell's (2002-05) school record for career assists with seven.
Mott netted the last two goals for Eastern to break the record for single-season goals (six), formerly held by Traci Jellison (2002) and Liz Hail (2001) at five. The assist for Mott's first goal (51st minute) came from junior Abby Jensen, her first of the season. Morgan O'Friel and Lillian Bourret assisted the second goal (76th minute), which was O'Friel's first this season and Bourret's third.
Mott leaves Eastern with eight records, including single-season goals (six), assists (four), points (16) and shots (58). She is also atop the list in career goals (14), points (35), shots (135) and game-winning goals (five). She tied the school record for single-season game-winning goals (two) and career assists (seven).
"What can you say?" asked Hageage. "She deserves it. She's a hard working player."
The Eagles tallied a total of 17 shots to Utah Valley State's nine.