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Sydney Jorgensen | Posted: 24 Sep 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Loomis to Hatch connection pushes BYU past LBSU, 1-0


PROVO, Utah – Jocelyn Loomis and Ashley Hatch combined for No. 4 BYU's lone goal to secure victory over Long Beach State on Saturday at South Field.

"There is no question Long Beach State was a fantastic team, for sure one of the best teams we’ve played this year," BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "I thought we came out in the second half and played so well. We stayed composed and didn’t get too flustered when we didn’t get some calls. The ball wasn’t bouncing in the back of the next for us, but the girls just stayed on it. It paid off in the end."

BYU vs. Long Beach State Box Score

The Cougars’ first and only goal of the night came in the 85th minute off a cross from Loomis to Hatch, who found the net from inside the six-yard box. It was Hatch’s 12th goal of the season and 40th career goal. Michele Vasconcelos was also credited with an assist as she led the ball down to the end line before passing it to Loomis.

"Loomis did exactly what she needed to do to win this game," Rockwood said. "When you have someone like that come off the bench for a few minutes and change the game, that's huge."

Despite BYU's seven first-half shots and four on goal, the two teams entered halftime tied 0-0 due to strong defensive pressure from the 49ers. The last time the Cougars and their opponent had a scoreless first half was during BYU’s only loss this season to Nebraska.

The Cougars continued to outshoot Long Beach State in the second half. In the 53rd minute, BYU began a 10-minute attacking burst with four shots on goal, two by Hatch and two by Elena Medeiros, but none made it past the keeper.

In the 87th minute, the 49ers responded to the Cougars' goal with two corner kicks but were unable to score before the clock ran out.

BYU recorded 16 shots with 11 on goal during the win while holding Long Beach State to just four shots with one on goal. Cougar Goalkeeper Hannah Clark earned her fifth shutout of the season.

The Cougars are now riding an eight-game win streak and improved to 9-1-0 overall. The 49ers fell to 4-5-1.

BYU opens conference play at home against Santa Clara on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. MDT. The game will be televised on BYUtv and can also be found on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, ESPN960 and BYU Radio on Sirius XM 143. 

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Jack Urquhart | Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Jack Urquhart

No. 4 BYU welcomes Denver, Long Beach State

PROVO, Utah – With a new No. 4 ranking in the NSCAA poll, BYU women's soccer takes on Denver and Long Beach State at South Field this week.

Game Notes

BYU Storylines

The Cougars are on a six-game win streak daiting back to Aug. 26. They have won each of their last five games by at least two goals.

Ashley Hatch leads the nation with 10 goals. MAC Hermann Trophy candidate Nadia Gomes is tied for sixth with six assists and has scored in both of the last two games. Michele Vasconcelos has netted six goals in the last five games.

The No. 4 ranking is the BYU's highest since 2012, when it eventually topped out at No. 2. Last season, the Cougars were briefly ranked No. 5 in the middle of October.

Denver Storylines

Denver (3-6-0) has lost back-to-back games. The Pioneers had an impressive win on Sept. 4, beating Arizona State 3-1.

Six different players have scored a goal for Denver, but no player has scored more than one this season.

Game Information

  • Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. MDT at South Field
  • TV:
  • TV Talent: Mitchell Marshall
  • Radio: The Cougar IMG Network, BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Hugh Van Wagenen (analyst)

Series Information

BYU leads the all-time series 2-1. The Cougars beat the Pioneers 4-1 in Denver in 2014, with Hatch, Vasconcelos, Elena Medeiros and Madie Lyons scoring goals for BYU.

Long Beach State Storylines

The 49ers (4-4-1) have also lost back-to-back games to even their wins and loses. Two of their losses came to ranked teams (Penn State and UCLA), while the other two came to West Coast Conference teams (Loyola Marymount and San Diego).

Game Information

  • Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. MDT at South Field
  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Spencer Linton (play-by-play), Natalyn Lewis (analyst) and Lauren Francom (sideline)
  • Radio: The Cougar IMG Network, BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Robbie Bullough (play-by-play) and Hugh Van Wagenen (analyst)

Series Information

BYU leads the all-time series 6-2, and beat the 49ers 2-1 in Long Beach last season.

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