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Cooke Scores Game-Winning Goal to Defeat Campbell

Sept. 15, 2017

Box Score


The Basics
Score: Western Carolina 4, Campbell 3
Records: Western Carolina 3-4-1, Campbell 4-3
Location: Eakes Athletics Complex- Buies Creek, N.C.

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Redshirt senior Kasey Cooke scored the final two goals of the game for Western Carolina women's soccer, including a penalty kick to tie the game 3-3, to lead the Catamounts to a 4-3 come from behind victory over Campbell Friday at Eakes Athletic Complex.

Cooke scored the final two goals of the game in the final seven minutes of the contest. A total of five goals were scored between the two teams in the second half in a wild and frantic match that saw a total of 12 shots from Campbell and 11 for the Catamounts.

 

Turning Point
With Campbell leading 3-2, Western Carolina scored two goals in the final seven minutes of the game to tie the contest and take the lead and eventual win.

Individual Leaders
- Cooke led Western Carolina with two goals in the game.
- Junior Eynde Frazier scored her first goal of the season and also added an assist on Cooke's game-winning goal.
- Catamount goalkeeper Natalia Icen notched her second win of the season and improves to 2-3-1 on the year.
- Campbell's Alexa Genas recorded a hat-trick scoring all three of the Camel's goals.

Inside the Box Score
- Just 50 seconds into the game Cambpell's Genas scored the first of her three goals in the game to give the Camels a 1-0 lead.
- Junior forward Megan McCallister tied the for Western Carolina at 15:39 taking a straight shot at the top of the box to the left side of the goal.
- Western Carolina took its first lead of the game just 1:10 (46:10) into the second half. Junior Sayres McKenna passed the ball to Frazier who lifted the ball over the head of a Campbell player into the back of the net.
- Campbell's Genas scored her second and third goal in a seven-minute window, from the 52nd minute to the 49th minute, to give the Camels a seemingly strong 3-2 lead.
- Western Carolina tied the game when a foul was called on Campbell in the box. Cook placed a kick into the right side of the goal into the net to knot the game 3-3 at the 83rd minute.
- With just a minute and a half left in the game (88:28) Cooke scored the game-winning goal when she took a header pass from Frazier and pulled out the Campbell goalie and shot the ball around three yards out and sent into the back of the net on the left side.

News & Notes
- Cooke's game-winning goal was her first of the season and the sixth of her career. Her six game-winning goals push Cooke into a tie for sixth place for game-winning goals in the WCU record book.
- McKenna's assist gives her 16 in her career continuing to rank her fourth in the WCU record books. She needs five assists to take over third place usurping Western Carolina Hall of Fame member Nardia Moore.
- McCallister scored her fourth goal of the season and has now scored 11 points on the season.
- Cooke's two goals in a game are the third time she has achieved that feat in her career.
- The four goals scored by Western Carolina, against Campbell, is the most goals scored in a game for WCU this season.
- Western Carolina has scored a total of 16 goals this season.
- In the first eight games of the year, seven of Western Carolina's games have been decided by one goal.
- The win against Campbell is the second-straight victory for the Catamounts and the first winning streak of the season for WCU.
- In the last two games, Western Carolina has scored seven goals and McCallister and Cooke have each scored a goal and dished out an assist.

Up Next
Western Carolina closes out non-conference play Sunday traveling to No. 25 North Carolina State. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.

For the latest information on Catamount women's soccer, follow @catamounts on Twitter or go to www.catamountsports.com.


 

 

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