Score: Western Carolina 3, Kennesaw State 2
Records: Western Carolina 2-3, Kennesaw State 3-1-1
Location: Catamount Athletic Complex - Cullowhee, N.C.
Cullowhee, N.C. -- Kasey Cooke scored a pair of goals as Western Carolina women's soccer knocked off Kennesaw State 3-2 Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
The Catamounts hand the Owls their first loss of the season and marks the first home victory on the year for Western Carolina.
Tied 2-2, Cooke scored her second goal of the game to give Western Carolina a 3-2 lead at the 79:01 mark for the Catamounts first lead of the game. WCU held on for the victory.
- Cooke tied her career high with two goals against Kennesaw State.
- Sayres McKenna scored her first goal of the season.
- Catamount senior goal keeper Carly Tinstman earned her second victory, in goal, with four saves against the Owls.
Inside the Box Score
- Kennesaw State scored the first goal of the game when Brittney Reed took a bounce pass from Isabella Contreras and shot the ball from 10 yards out for the goal at the 27:57 mark.
- Western Carolina tied the game after Kennesaw State goal keeper Catherine McDuff was hit with a yellow card at 47:29 in the second half. McKenna took the direct kick right outside the box, straight on from the goal, and sailed it in over McDuff.
- Kennesaw State re-took the lead almost 20 minutes later, at 73:15, from a corner kick by Ida Hepsoe sending it over to Abby Roth who sent it into the net.
- Cooke scored the first of her two goals, for Western Carolina, at 77:01 when took a ball off a rebound by freshman Kate Swartwout and sent it in right outside the goal line.
- Cooke's second goal came just two minutes later, at 79:01, from a double assist by McKenna and Haven Leland. Cooke's second goal was almost a mirror of her first as she worked her way around the Owls' goalie just outside the goal line and sent it in.
News & Notes
- Western Carolina scored all three of its goals in the second half.
- Both of Western Carolina's wins this season have come when the Catamounts have scored three or more goals. - McKenna's assist gives her nine for her career pushing her to a tie for 14th in the Catamount record books.
- The Catamount victory puts the breaks on a two-game losing streak.
- Cooke's pair of goals are her eighth and ninth of her career moving her to a tie for 23rd in the WCU record books for goals in a career.
- Swartwout earned her first assist of the season.
Western Carolina concludes a four-game home stand hosting former Southern Conference foe Elon at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Phoenix are coming off a 2-1 win at Coastal Carolina.
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