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Jack Urquhart | Posted: 8 Oct 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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No. 5 BYU's unbeaten streak snapped by No. 25 Pepperdine, 1-0


MALIBU, California – No. 5 BYU conceded a penalty kick for a goal as the Cougars lost 1-0 against Pepperdine at Tari Frahm Rokus Field on Saturday.

"The result is disappointing," BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "Pepperdine is a very good team. We knew they were going to be solid, but we didn't perform as well as we could have.”

BYU at Pepperdine Box Score

The loss snapped the Cougars' unbeaten streak of 11 games. It was the first road loss of the season for BYU and the first loss against a ranked opponent.

With the loss, BYU fell to 11-2-1 (2-1-1 West Coast Conference). The Waves improved to 8-3-3 (3-0-1) to take sole possession of first place in the league.

The two teams played to a 0-0 tie in the first half. BYU spent more of the time on its attacking half, but the Waves outshot the Cougars 4-3. BYU struggled to turn attacks into shots on goal, as Ashley Hatch had the only one for the Cougars at the midway point.

Pepperdine's 75th-minute goal came on a penalty kick from Bri Visalli, after a foul in the box on BYU's Brynlee Welch. Visalli buried into the botttom-right of the goal. It was the second penalty kick awarded to a Cougar opponent this season, and the first one to successfully find the net.

Hannah Clark played the whole game in goal for BYU, saved two shots and went unscathed besides the penalty kick.

On the game, the Waves outshot the Cougars 8-7, while both teams placed two shots on goal.

The Cougars return home next Saturday to host Portland at 7 p.m. MDT at South Field. That game will be televised on BYUtv and available via radio broadcast on the Cougar IMG Network, BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM. 

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Jack Urquhart | Posted: 5 Oct 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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No. 5 BYU at LMU and Pepperdine


PROVO, Utah – No. 5 BYU women's soccer heads to Southern California to take on Loyola Marymount on Thursday and No. 25 Pepperdine on Saturday.

BYU at LMU and Pepperdine Game Notes

BYU Storylines

The Cougars (10-1-1) are riding an unbeaten streak of 10 games and started their conference slate with a 0-0 tie against Santa Clara and 4-0 win over San Francisco. Against the Dons, Ashley Hatch had her second hat trick of the year and increased her nation-leading goal total to 15.

BYU has already faced two ranked teams in road games this season, passing tests against both No. 5 Penn State (3-2 win) and No. 19 Ohio State (3-0 win).

LMU Storylines

The Lions (7-2-3) come in with a seven-game unbeaten streak of their own. They began West Coast Conference play with back-to-back wins over Gonzaga and Portland. Sophomore forward Sarina Bolden leads LMU with five goals, while junior midfielder Maddie Medved has four goals and a team-leading four assists.

At Sullivan Field, the Lions are unbeaten this year with a 4-0-2 record.

Game Information

  • Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. PDT at Sullivan Field in Los Angeles.
  • TV: ESPNU and ESPN 3
  • Radio: Cougar IMG Network, BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Colette Smith (analyst)

Series Information

The Cougars lead the all-time series 6-1, with a 5-0 edge since joining the WCC. Nadia Gomes scored both goals for BYU in a 2-0 win in Provo last season.

Pepperdine Storylines

The Waves (6-3-3) are the only other ranked team in the WCC. They've opened up conference play with a 1-0-1 record, and beat Gonzaga 5-0 on Sunday. Senior forward Rylee Baisden and freshman midfielder Nicole Leggio both have four goals for Pepperdine.

Prior to hosting the Cougars, the Waves will take on San Diego on Thursday at home.

Game Information

  • Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. PDT at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu, California.
  • Video Stream:
  • Radio: ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Robbie Bullough (play-by-play) and Colette Smith (analyst)

Series Information

BYU has a 4-3 series advantage and is coming off a 3-0 win in Provo in 2015. In that game, Elena Medeiros scored two goals while Brittain Dearden Steiner added another. The Cougars are 1-2 in Malibu.