2005 Jun 24

Arizona Heatwave  3 - 1  Seattle Sounders Women
Sandra Day O'Connor High School, Glendale, AZ

3' ARI - Williford (Cooper)
30' ARI - Bogus (Klein)
62' SEA - Miyake (PK)
64' ARI - Feulner (Klein)

Arizona: Jennifer Branam; Maria Castillo, Luz Saucedo, Stephanie Peel, Michele Deatherage; Jennifer Klein (Shaye Harrell 68'), Brittany Cooper (Christie Spear 86'), Monica Vergara (Patrice Feulner 48'), Mallory Miller; Julie Williford (Jordan Bishop 86'), Elizabeth Bogus. Substitutes not used: Pamela Tajonar, Jessica Wilcox, Jessica Greene.

Seattle: Lisa Brookens; Shannon Forslund, Katie Miyake, Kelli Smith; Dani Bridges, Nicole Martinez, Karly Larsen, Chalise Baysa, Janelle Munnis (Sarah Groves 64'); Brenda Mueller, Nicole Garbin (Patty Blankenship 80'). Substitutes not used: Katie Hultin, Amy Carnell.

Match report from The Arizona Republic:

Liz Bogus doesn't really care that she leads the W-League in shots.

"To me, I want to be able to put more of 'em away," the Arizona Heatwave forward said.

Friday night, she put one of her eight shots away as the Heatwave put the Seattle Sounders away 3-1 at Sandra Day O'Connor High.

Bogus increased her league-leading shots total to 52, and the Heatwave (6-2-1) maintained their hold on second place in the Western Division.

Arizona outshot Seattle 34-13.

"It's definitely more fun to play that way," Bogus said of the offensive. "We were really coming together with a lot of combination plays."

Julie Williford and Brittany Cooper combined on the game's first goal three minutes into the match when Williford booted in her ninth goal of the season from just outside the box. Williford is second among W-League scorers behind Central Florida's Erin Baxter-McCorkle, who entered Friday night with 13 goals.

Bogus scored in the 31st minute on a crossing pass from Jen Klein to extend Arizona's lead to 2-0. She nearly added another in the 40th minute, but Seattle keeper Lisa Brookens snagged the ball cleanly.

Katie Miyake scored on a penalty kick for Seattle (2-5-1) in the 64th minute to cut it to 2-1. Patrice Feulner gathered in a rebound, collected herself and scored in the next minute to push the Heatwave lead back to two.

"There's so much energy," Feulner said. "The atmosphere's great. It's the next best thing to college soccer."

         Arizona  Seattle
Shots:      34       14
Saves:       8       17
Corners:     3        1
Fouls:      11        4
Offsides:    6        4

47' SEA - Smith cautioned.

Referees: Corey Rockwell; Robert Walker, Alan Rasmussen; Richard Heron
Attendance: 573