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Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 2 Nov 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

BYU falls 2-1 at San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO – The BYU women's soccer team fell 2-1 to San Francisco on Thursday night at Negoesco Field.

"We have played some good soccer and created some good opportunities, but in the end, results matter and it's unfortunate we didn't put the ball in the back of the net." BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "We have a lot of players that are capable and we see it every day at practice, but it just hasn't transitioned into our games."

The first four minutes of the game saw a lot of action. In the third minute, the Cougars (7-7-4, 4-3-1 WCC) were awarded a penalty kick. Nadia Gomes took the shot, but San Francisco's (7-10-2, 3-5 WCC) goalkeeper Olivia Camera made the save and kept the game scoreless. A minute later, Izzie Lueken put the Dons on the scoreboard with the first goal of the game.

In the 22nd minute, Madie Siddoway blasted a shot, forcing the keeper to make a save, but Cameron Tucker was there for the rebound, tying the game at 1-all. 

At the half, BYU outshot San Francisco 13-9 and Hannah Clark had four saves.

Both teams had dangerous attempts at goal in the second half, but the Dons took the lead for good in the 69th minute when Desiree Major scored off a free kick 30-yards out, sliding the ball past a diving Clark.

The Cougars recorded 26 shots, including 13 on frame compared to San Francisco's 14 shots and nine on goal.  Siddoway led all shooters with six shots and Mikayla Colohan and Madie Lyons Mathews each had four. Clark tallied seven saves in the loss.

BYU travels to Santa Clara on Saturday, Nov. 4, for the final game of the 2017 season. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. MDT. A live stream will be available on and audio broadcasts can be heard on BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM.

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Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 1 Nov 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

Final stretch for BYU at San Francisco and Santa Clara


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's soccer team wraps up West Coast Conference action this week at San Francisco on Thursday, Nov. 2 and Santa Clara on Saturday, Nov. 4.

BYU Storylines

The Cougars (7-6-4, 4-2-1 WCC) are hoping to continue their two-game win streak after beating Gonzaga 6-3 and Portland 1-0 last week on the road.

In a matchup against former BYU associate head coach Chris Watkins, the Cougars scored five second-half goals to earn an exciting win. Freshman midfielder Mikayla Colohan led the attack with two goals and an assist. Cameron Tucker, Elise Flake, Madie Lyons Mathews and Nadia Gomes combined for the other four goals.

Against Portland, BYU scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute when Colohan found Flake open in the 18-yard box, scoring her fifth goal of the season. Senior goalkeeper Hannah Clark notched two saves in the shutout.

The Cougars have scored 28 goals this season and allowed 21.

San Francisco Storylines

The Dons are 6-10-2 overall and 2-5 in the WCC. Last week San Francisco earned a 3-2 win at Saint Mary's and was shutout 2-0 at Santa Clara. Against SMC, Camille Wilson scored in the 102nd minute to give the Dons their second win in the WCC. The first win in conference came against Portland.

San Francisco has scored 21 goals this season and allowed 40. Sonja Giraud leads the offense with seven goals and two assists. In goal, Olivia Camera has tallied 112 saves.

Series Information

The Cougars lead 6-1 after beating the Dons 4-0 at South Field in 2016.

Game Information

  • Thursday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. MDT, at Negoesco Stadium
  • Video:
  • Radio: BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Paige Barker (analyst)

Santa Clara Storylines

The Broncos (11-6-1, 6-1 WCC) have a five-game win streak, most recently beating Pacific 3-0 and San Francisco 2-0. In conference, Santa Clara has scored 21 of its 39 goals. Freshmen Kelsey Turnbow and Julie Doyle lead the attack. Turnbow has 11 goals and four assists while Doyle has added eight goals and three assists. Eight other players have found the back of the net this season. Junior goalkeeper Melissa Lowder has allowed 19 goals and recorded 17 saves.

The outcome of this week's games for Santa Clara will play a major role in its chances for the conference title and a bid into the NCAA tournament.

Series Information

Santa Clara leads 6-1-4. In 2016, the two teams tied 0-0 at South Field. The only win for the Cougars came in 2014 when BYU earned a dominant 5-2 win in Provo.

Game Information

  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. MDT, at Stevens Stadium
  • Video:
  • Video Talent: David Gentile
  • Radio: BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Paige Barker (analyst)