Oct. 10, 2006
Coming Up (*Big Sky Conference):
- W. Soccer - Friday October 13 - *at Portland State - 7 p.m.
- W. Soccer - Sunday October 15 - *at Sacramento State - 2:30 p.m.
Previous Action (*Big Sky Conference):
- W. Soccer -Sunday October 8 - *Northern Arizona - L 3-1
- W. Soccer - Friday October 6 - *Northern Colorado - W 2-0
- The Eastern Washington University women's soccer team will look to break out in front of the Big Sky Conference this week as they travel to Portland State Friday (Oct. 13) and Sacramento State on Sunday (Oct. 15).
- A 3-1 loss to Northern Arizona on Oct. 8, snapped a two-game win streak for the Eagles and now puts them at 1-1 in the conference and 6-7-1 overall. Eastern and Montana were the only two teams in the Big Sky Conference going into their Oct. 8 matches undefeated, but both teams lost and now all eight BSC teams are tied at 1-1.
- Cat Baller scored the first goal of the match in the 22nd minute on a cross by Melissa Guthrie. In the first Big Sky match of the season on Oct. 6, the Eagles beat the Northern Colorado Bears 2-0. Melissa Guthrie scored first for Eastern in the 74th minute off a long pass by Morgan Lutgens. Shelly Ikerd scored the second goal in the 90th minute off an assist by M'ily Reiter. Eastern outshot the Bears 10-7 for the game. Goalkeeper Tiera Como recorded four saves for the Eagles.
- Northern Arizona, who lost in the Big Sky Championship game a year ago, was picked to win the conference in the pre-season voting by the conference coaches. Weber State was picked to finish second and has won the past two conference championships. Sacramento State was picked third, followed by Montana, Eastern Washington, Portland State, Idaho State and Northern Colorado.
- With six wins on the season, the Eagles have the second most wins in Eastern history. The season record for Eastern is seven, which the Eagles accomplished in 2004, 2002 and 2000.
- As of Oct 9, Eastern was leading the Big Sky in saves, averaging seven per game.
- The 2-1 victory over Long Beach State on Sept. 22 was Eastern's first-ever against a ranked program. The 49ers were ranked No. 21 going into the match against the Eagles, but dropped out of the Soccerbuzz top 30 poll with the loss.
- Eastern used a season-high 26 players in the game against Birmingham-Southern on Sept. 3.
- Eastern senior goalkeeper and returning Big Sky Defender of the Year Tiera Como broke into the Eastern record books once again. Against Utah Valley State, Como recorded a total of ten saves in the game to break the record of 350 set by Katie Grothkopp from 1999-2002. As of Oct 9, Como is also leading the Big Sky in saves per game (7.71). Como also owns school records for career shutouts (12) and goals against average (1.39). Currently Como sits in ninth place in the Big Sky Conference for goals against average (1.77) and is fifth in save percentage (.812).
- Abby Jensen scored her first two goals as an Eagle in the second half of Eastern's 2-1 victory over Idaho, Oct. 3. The first goal came in the 75th minute off an assist by Brittney Doran. Jensen's second goal came with just eight seconds remaining in regulation.
- Each week, Soccerbuzz.com releases their "elite feet" team of the week. The team is comprised of players from all over the nation. For the week of Sept. 26, Cyeeta Mott was awarded this honor. Soccerbuzz starting naming this team back in 2001. This is the first time that an Eastern player has been named to this team.
- Eagle senior Cyeeta Mott and Como were named the Big Sky Conference players of the week on Sept. 25, both for their efforts in the win over No. 21 Long Beach State. Como was named the defensive player of the week, the seventh time she has won this honor in her career at Eastern, which is also another record. This is Mott's second time winning the offensive player of the week award. She also won the award back in 2004. This is the first time in Eastern history that the Eagles have won both the offensive and defensive awards in the same week.
- Cyeeta Mott's game winning goal over Long Beach State Sept. 22, ties her for first in Eastern history with four game-winning goals. Now with eight total goals in her career as an Eagle, Mott is tied for second in Eastern history, second to only Jennie Summers who had 11 goals from 2002-2005. Mott is also tied for third all time in points (19) and shots attempted (68).
- Jennie Summers is the current leader in points with 26. Beth Russell who played at Eastern from 2002-2005 is first all-time in shots attempted (122).
- As of Oct 9, Melissa Guthrie is tied for seventh in the Big Sky in total goals (four) and goals per game (0.33).
Comments from Head Coach George Hageage:
- Big Sky Conference Women's Soccer - http://www.bigskyconf.com/sport_front.asp?sportid=106
- NCAA Women's Soccer - http://www.ncaasports.com/soccer/womens/
- Soccer Buzz Top 25 Rankings - http://www.soccerbuzz.com/
- NSCAA/Adidas Top 25 Coaches Poll - http://www.nscaa.com/cr.php