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knielsen | Posted: 2 Sep 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU withstands No. 25 LSU 4-2


Baton Rouge, La. - The No. 6 BYU women's soccer team beat the No. 25 LSU Tigers 4-2 on Monday night.

Four different players scored for BYU (3-0-0) as the Cougars outshot the Tigers 28-7, but didn't hold a lead until the 68th minute.

Senior midfielder Rachel Manning scored her third goal of the season in the 68th minute. A Colette Jepson Smith cross found Elena Medeiros who passed to Manning for a shot that hit off the left post and in. The goal gave BYU its first lead and proved to be the gamewinner as the defense held up for the final 22 minutes. 

In the 82nd minute, defender Paige Hunt added an insurance goal on a counter attack off a cross from Sarah Chambers into the box.

Despite a 17-3 shot advantage in the first half, the two teams were tied 2-2 after 45 minutes of action. LSU (2-1-1) made their shots count, scoring two goals off only three shots. 

Fernanda Pina scored for the home side in the 21st minute to make it 1-0. Summer Clarke later put LSU back on top in the 32nd minute 2-1.

BYU found the net to tie the game twice in the first half. Colette Jepson Smith scored her first goal of the season from a rebound off a shot by Michele Murphy. Ashley Hatch equalized the game again in the 34th minute after intercepting a failed clearance and putting the ball in the net for the equalizer.

The Cougars will return to action at home on Friday, Sep. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Deseret Duel against the University of Utah.

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knielsen | Posted: 28 Aug 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 6 BYU hosts Nebraska


The No. 6 BYU women's soccer team (1-0-0) will host Nebraska (2-0-0) this Saturday Aug. 31 before heading on the road to Baton Rouge, La., to face the LSU Tigers on Labor Day.

The Cougars beat Cal State Fullerton 3-1 in their regular season home opener last Friday. BYU had two goals scored by Rachel Manning and another added by freshman Ashley Hatch. Manning was named WCC Player of the Week for Aug. 26.

Nebraska played two games over the weekend beating Southeast Missouri State 4-0 and Cincinnati 4-1. Nebraska has scored seven second half goals this season. 

BYU has never beaten Nebraska (0-3-0), but hasn't faced the Huskers since losing to them twice (2-0 and 3-0) in 2001. The 3-0 loss came in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Lincoln, Neb. The Huskers will continue their Utah road trip and play Utah State on Monday in Logan after facing the Cougars.

Game Promotion

For the first time ever, bleachers will be placed behind the east and west goals on South Field. Both areas will be designated as ROC (Roar of Cougars) sections, designed for students. Anyone can sit there, but should be aware that students will be standing during certain times. This will open another 1,000 capacity spots at South Field. To sit behind the west goal, you can only enter/exit through the northwest gate. Students who have purchased ROC passes are encouraged to pick them up before Saturday at the Marriott Center Ticket Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

To avoid long lines, purchase a ticket here.

After Nebraska, BYU will travel to No. 25 LSU. The Tigers beat UL Monroe 6-0 on Tuesday night and defeated Louisiana Tech 1-0 on Friday night. BYU is 0-1-1 against LSU. Their last meeting was a scoreless draw at South Field on Sep. 9, 2010. The Tigers will play in the Minnesota Gold Classic against the Gophers and USC following their Labor Day game against BYU.

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