Sept. 6, 2002
Pocatello, ID---Stacey Peterson scored off a rebound in the 57th minute and Shannon Boyle picked up her first career solo shutout as the Idaho State Bengals defeated Siena 1-0 in the first game of the Bengal Classic in women's soccer action Friday afternoon at Davis Field.
Peterson, a sophomore from Blackfoot, followed a shot by Heather Hunt that went off the cross bar with a blast past Saint keeper Noel Cox. The goal was Peterson's third in the last two games. Hunt and Ashley Steel were credited with assists on the play.
Outside of the lone goal the game was primarily a defensive battle. The two teams combined for just six shots in the first half, including only two on goal. But the Bengals came out with a purpose to start the second half and immediately started putting pressure on Cox and the Saints.
After two shots failed to find the back of the net, Steel brought the ball down the right side and dribbled into the box. She then sent the ball into Hunt, who hit the crossbar and then hit the deck. Peterson then came up the middle of the box and picked up the rebound and placed it in the net for the goal.
"I thought Siena played well today," ISU Head Coach Gordon Henderson said. "They defended well and played an efficient counterattack style of game. That's the first time we've faced that this season. We made some good adjustments at the half and came out and played very well in the second half."
ISU goalkeeper Boyle picked up her first career solo shutout in the game. Boyle had been credited with two previous shutouts, but both were shared shutouts. Boyle now has a 0.67 goals against average this season. She made two saves in the game.
Siena (0-1-1) will continue play in the Bengal Classic Saturday morning at 11 a.m. when they take on the Broncos of Boise State at Davis Field. ISU (3-0) will face Boise State at 1 p.m. at Davis Field on Sunday afternoon.