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Alexa Anderson | Posted: 21 Oct 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Alexa Anderson

Cougars tie Lions on senior night


PROVO, Utah — BYU women’s soccer tied LMU 0-0 in overtime on senior night at South Field, Saturday.

“The senior game is always emotional every year,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “This is a really special group of seniors. The results haven’t gone our way this year, but we have played some amazing soccer. The girls gave it everything they had tonight and did an amazing job. Everything was so close even up to the last second.”

The Cougars (5-6-4, 2-2-1) finished with 29 shots to LMU’s (6-6-4, 1-4-1) 12. Nadia Gomes and Madie Lyons Mathews led BYU women’s soccer with five shots, while Mikayla Colohan recorded four shots.

The BYU and LMU offenses struggled to get going early, and both keepers made key saves to keep the game scoreless going into halftime.

In the 14th minute, Hannah Clark saved a shot by LMU’s Maddie Medved in the box; and in the 21st minute, Mathews rocketed a left-footed shot to goal, which was blocked out of bounds by LMU keeper Charlee Pruitt.  

BYU fired 14 shots to LMU’s seven in the first half, while the Cougars had 11 shots on goal and the Lions had four.

The Cougars pieced together two back-to-back offensive runs that led to shots in the box in the 69th minute, but Pruitt made saves to keep the score at 0-all.

In the 78th minute, Elise Flake found Rachel Bingham on a run up the left side for the shot. Bingham’s ball slid inches outside the right post.

With the score 0-0 at the end of regulation, BYU women’s soccer headed into its fourth overtime game of the season.

The Cougars strung together multiple offensive attacks in overtime, but were unable to find the back of the net.

BYU women's soccer will finish regular season play on a four-game road trip, beginning at Gonzaga on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. PDT.

In its last home game of the 2017 season, BYU women’s soccer graduated nine seniors.

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Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

Home slate wraps up with No. 13 Pepperdine and LMU


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's soccer team hosts No. 13 Pepperdine on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the final home games of the 2017 season. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. MDT for both games.

BYU Storylines

After beating Pacific 2-0 last week, the Cougars are 5-5-3 overall and 2-1 in the West Coast Conference. Against the Tigers, Madie Lyons Mathews scored her fifth goal of the season and Bizzy Bowen found the back of the net on a free kick to give BYU its second win in conference play. The Cougars outshot Pacific 30-5.

Senior forwards Mathews and Nadia Gomes lead the BYU offense with a combined nine goals and five assists.

Pepperdine Storylines

The No. 13 Waves have won six straight, earning a 10-2-2 overall record and a dominant 4-0 record in the WCC. Pepperdine has posted a shutout in every conference game and has scored 11 goals. Most recently, the Waves downed Gonzaga 4-0.

WCC Player of the Week Bri Visalli leads the offense with 10 goals and three assists. Eight other players have managed to find the back of the net at least once so far this season. In goal, Brielle Preece has played in all 14 games and allowed five goals while recording 51 saves.

Series Information

In eight games both teams have taken four wins. In 2016, Pepperdine beat the Cougars 1-0 in Malibu, California.

Game Information

  • Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. MDT, at South Field
  • Video: BYUtv
  • Video Talent: Spencer Linton (play-by-play), Natalyn Lewis (analyst), Lauren Francom McClain (sideline)
  • Radio: BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Paige Barker (analyst)

Loyola Marymount Storylines

The Lions (6-5-3, 1-3) are bouncing back from a 2-1 loss in double overtime to Portland. LMU gave up a goal in the 60th minute but answered back in the 76th minute, tying the game at 1-all and sending it into overtime. In the 105th minute, Portland scored the game winner.

The offense has scored 17 goals while the defense has also allowed 17. Junior Sarina Bolden leads the offense with four goals and two assists.

Series Information

BYU leads 7-1 after beating the Lions 1-0 on the road in 2016.

Game Information

  • Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. MDT, at South Field
  • Video:
  • Radio: ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Jason Shepherd (play-by-play) and Paige Barker (analyst)