Gonzaga Soccer Field
502 East Boone Ave Spokane WA 99258
SPOKANE, Wash. - The No. 24 ranked BYU women's soccer team defeated Gonzaga 1-0 on Thursday afternoon for its fifth win in the last six games.
The Cougars (10-4-1, 4-1-0) recorded their fourth shutout in the past five games. Erica Owens only faced seven shots and made four saves. BYU took 19 shots, the third straight game with 19 or more shots.
Marissa Nimmer scored the game winning goal in the 10th minute off a cross from Niki Fernandes. The goal is Nimmer's second of the season and came in her third start of the year and second in a row. She started the second half against Pepperdine and has been in the starting lineup ever since.
BYU continues its road trip on Saturday with the WCC Game of the Week. The Cougars take on No. 6 Portland at Merlo Field. The game will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. MDT on TheW.tv.
No. 24 Cougars travel to Gonzaga, No. 6 Portland
The No. 24 BYU women's soccer team travels to take on Gonzaga and No. 6 Portland this week. The games will be the Cougars (9-4-1, 3-1-0) final two road games of the regular season.
BYU will play in Spokane, Wash., on Thursday against Gonzaga. The game kicks off at 4 p.m. MDT. From there, BYU travels to Portland for the WCC Women's Soccer Game of the Week on Saturday at 8 p.m. MDT. The game will be streamed live on TheW.tv.
Last week, BYU beat Pepperdine 1-0 and Loyola Marymount 2-0 to improve to 3-1 in league play. The Cougars are currently in third place in the West Coast Conference, three points behind No. 14 Santa Clara and Portland. Thursday's game against Gonzaga will mark the midpoint of conference action.
Last Saturday, Portland beat Gonzaga 2-1 in overtime. The Pilots (12-1-1, 4-0-0) needed a 93rd minute goal off an indirect kick in the box to beat Gonzaga (5-7-1, 1-2-0). The Bulldogs scored on an own goal by Portland. The match was the only one last week for both teams.