Eagles Upset No. 21 Long Beach State

Sept. 22, 2006

Final Stats

The Eastern Washington University women's soccer team (2-6-1) went into the game against No. 21 Long Beach State (7-2) as the underdog, but came out on top, beating the 49ers 2-1 Friday (Sept. 22) in Cheney, making this Eastern's first every victory over a top ranked program.

Eagle sophomore Jocelyn Bement scored the first goal of the match in the 39th minute. Eastern went into halftime with the 1-0 lead. The Eagles out-shot the 49ers in the first half 6-2.

Cyeeta Mott scored the game-winning goal in the 51st minute with the assist coming from Brittany Sparks. The goal came on an unfortunate play for the 49ers, when their goalkeeper Liz Ramos missed the ball and Mott dribbled it right in. Mott's goal now ties her for first in the Eastern record books for game winning goals with four.

Long Beach State scored its only goal of the match just 38 seconds into the second half. Dana Farquhar scored the goal and was assisted by Natalie Messina and Sarah Strohl.

In the second half, the 49ers out-shot the Eagles 13-5, but Eastern goalkeeper Tiera Como recorded five saves in the half. Como is now just two saves away from the Eastern record of 350 set by Katie Grothkopp from 1999-2002.

Como will look to break the saves record next weekend, when the Eagles travel to Utah Valley State on Sept. 28 and then play at Utah State on Sept. 30. The Eagles next home match is against Idaho, Tuesday (Oct 3) at 4 p.m. in Cheney.

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