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Ari Davis | Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Gomes, Flake and Bowen help BYU win match against UVU


PROVO, Utah ­­– Nadia GomesElise Flake and Bizzy Bowen helped the Cougars win the UCCU Crosstown Clash against Utah Valley University 3-0 on a chilly Friday night at South Field.

"We didn't do as well as we wanted to in the first half, so we were fortunate that Nadia had an unbelievable goal," BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "In the second half, we came out and did what we have trained to do. I thought we caused a lot of problems for UVU in the second half and were a lot more dangerous as well.”

Gomes started off the scoring in the 15th minute of the game with her fourth goal in four games. After UVU fouled BYU, Gomes took a free kick on the far-right side of the goal just outside the 18-yard box. She curved the ball around UVU’s defensive wall and floated it through a crowd of players into the back-left corner of the goal.

The Wolverines increased their pressure on the goal by getting a couple of opportunities to score before halftime, but none made it into the back of the net.

Going into the second half the Cougars led 1-0, despite being outshot 6-3.

Ten minutes into the second half, Flake scored BYU’s second goal of the game and her second of the season. After taking the ball down the left sideline, Flake beat a UVU defender in the left corner of the field and took the ball towards the goal. Flake then slotted the ball past two defenders and the keeper into the back of the net.

Four minutes later, Bowen scored the final goal of the game and her first goal of the season. She shot the ball, and it was deflected off a UVU players foot, sailing past the keeper into the back of the net.

The Cougars return to South Field next Friday at 7 p.m. MDT to start West Coast Conference play against San Diego. The game will be broadcast live on BYUtv and can be heard on ESPN 960 AM. 

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Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 20 Sep 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

UCCU Crosstown Clash Friday at South Field


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's soccer team returns to South Field on Friday, Sept. 22. at 7 p.m. MDT, to take on Utah Valley in the UCCU Crosstown Clash.

BYU Storylines

The Cougars (2-4-3) are coming off a 3-2 victory over Kansas on Monday, the first win at South Field this season. On the game, senior forward Nadia Gomes led the attack with two goals in the first half, including a penalty kick from a hand ball. In the second half, freshman forward Cameron Tucker scored her second goal of the season off a Madie Lyons Mathews pass.

Gomes is leading the offense this season with three goals and two assists for a total of eight points. With her two goals against Kansas, Gomes clinched the No. 15 spot in career goals at BYU, passing Jessica Ringwood and Elena Medeiros.

Senior goalkeeper Hannah Clark tallied three saves in the game against Kansas and is averaging 3.7 saves per game.

UVU Storylines

The Wolverines (3-7) are bouncing back from a 2-0 loss at North Dakota State earlier this week. UVU has only played two games at home so far, including a 2-1 win over Wyoming. The other two wins came against Oral Roberts and Houston Baptist. The Wolverines have scored 11 goals and allowed 18.

Sophomore Breanna DeWaal leads all scorers with three goals. Sydney Fitzpatrick and Breanna McCarter each have two, and four other players have found the back of the net once. Brooklyn Nielsen has recorded 20 saves in goal for UVU.

Game Information

  • Friday, September 22, 7 p.m. MDT at South Field
  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV 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)

Series Information

BYU leads the series 2-0. In 2015, the Cougars beat the Wolverines 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament at South Field.