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Kristen Kerr | Posted: 19 Oct 2017 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Kristen Kerr

Cougars edged out by Waves, 2-1


PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s soccer fell 2-1 to No. 13 Pepperdine Thursday night at South Field.

“I’m really proud of this team, probably as proud as any team I’ve coached,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “The ball hasn’t bounced our way even though we’ve played some great soccer.”

Forward Madie Mathews put the Cougars on the board first with a 25-yard shot to the top left corner of the goal in the 14th minute. Defender Rachel Bingham recorded the assist. BYU became first team to score on the Waves in conference play.

“(Mathews) shot nice and early and caught the keeper off guard,” Rockwood said. “That was a great goal and we weren’t able to maintain that momentum.”

Pepperdine midfielder Joelle Anderson connected with the back of the net twice within five minutes to take a commanding lead. In the 19th minute, Anderson fired an equalizer to the upper right corner, just beyond the outstretched arms of BYU goalkeeper Hannah Clark. Anderson’s second long-range hit the bottom of the crossbar and ricocheted in for a final score of 2-1.

The Cougars outshot the Waves 23-13 while both teams had seven on frame. Clark recorded five saves in goal.

BYU hosts Loyola Marymount in their final home game of the season on Saturday at 7 p.m. MDT. The game can be streamed live on the with radio broadcasts on BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM.

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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)