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Wildcats top Mustangs in first win of season
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 05, 2010
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TUCSON--The Arizona women's soccer team earned their first win of the season Sunday night, topping Cal Poly 4-2 at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium.

Arizona's (1-2-1) first goal came early in the first half of play, with junior Renae Cuellar hitting her third goal of the season in the 14th minute, assisted by freshman Gabrielle Lindeman.

"Having this first win is fantastic for us," said Head Coach Lisa Oyen. "We've been working extremely hard for this for the past ten months, and it's great to see it finally happen. We played a very nice, complete game, and that's what the other coaches and I really like to see."

The Wildcat freshmen were instrumental in Arizona's first win since topping Arizona State in double overtime on October 23, 2009, with Jazmin Ponce and Ana Montoya taking the next two Wildcat goals, on in the 33rd minute, and the other in the 58th.

Cuellar's second goal of the night came in the 65th minute of play, when she took the ball at midfield and sent it straight into the net. On the night, Cuellar led the team with 8 attempts on goal.

Sunday night's game marked the first time in two years that Arizona has scored four goals in one night. The last time it happened was on September 5, 2008 when the Wildcats shut out Weber State 4-0.

Arizona led Cal Poly 22 to 15 in shot attempts, and 15 to 8 in shots on goal.

Montoya, Ponce, and fellow freshman Kenzie Akerfelds combined for seven of Arizona's 22 shot attempts. Senior Macke Mutz, and sophomores Kristyn Magyar, Kristin Strother and Boulicault totaled for another 7 shot attempts.

In her first career win in goal, junior Ashley Jett snagged six of eight Cal Poly (3-2) shot attempts.

Cal Poly got on the board early in the 60th minute, when Mustang Kacey Held taking a rebound off the crossbar to Jett's left.

"It was great to be able to show our fans how great a team we are," Oyen added. "It's hard to say we're good when we aren't winning, but now we have the proof. I'm very proud of how we played this game as a unit. Of course, there are improvements to be made on both sides of the ball, but we hope to see this pattern of improvement continue throughout the season."

Up next, the Wildcats head on the road to Tempe to partake in the Sun Devil Desert Classic. On Friday, September 10, Arizona will take on Nebraska at 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday they will face Tennessee at 11 a.m.

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