Advantage: Mason

Aug. 6, 2006

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Lauren Mason and the Real Colorado Cougars won their second straight USASA U-23 National Championship Sunday morning at Pizza Hut Park after coming back to defeat the Carmel United Cobras, 3-2, in double overtime.

Mason, who is teammates at Purdue with four Carmel players (Amber Henkle, Christy Riggle, Rebecca Robison and Jill Sarbaugh), was humble in her response, saying, "I felt I did my job. I didn't play too bad, but nothing too amazing either."

The Cobras scored first in the 34th minute with a goal from Purdue junior Sarbaugh; however, their lead was short-lived as Kristen Kemp netted a long-range shot that knotted the game at 1-1.

Jamie Craft gave Carmel United its second lead of the match 10 minutes into the first overtime, but Real Colorado responded with a pair of double-overtime goals from Bri Young and Casey Bochwell. Young hit the equalizer with 10 minutes left in overtime and Bochwell hit the game-winner with five minutes remaining.

The Boilermaker soccer team returns to campus this week to begin training camp with intrasquad scrimmages scheduled for Aug. 12 and 17 at 5 p.m. and Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. The first regular-season game against Western Kentucky takes place Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Varsity Soccer Complex.




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