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Jenessa Mann | Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Jenessa Mann

Gomes leads BYU to 3-2 victory over Kansas


PROVO, Utah – Nadia Gomes led BYU to a 3-2 win over Kansas on Monday afternoon at South Field in Provo.

“Kansas came out and put in a sweet goal, but the girls battled back and I thought we got some good momentum and Nadia came through and scored a couple goals for us,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "We created a lot of opportunities. We got 24 shots off today which is more like BYU soccer, especially here at home."

Kansas (5-4-1) got off to a quick start with a goal in the third minute of the game. Eva Eliasdottir netted the ball over the outstretched hands of Hannah Clark to secure the Jayhawks early 1-0 lead.

BYU (2-4-3) fired back with a goal of its own in the 29th minute of the game. Senior Nadia Gomes dribbled the ball up the middle of the field and shot off her left foot. The ball found its way to the bottom right corner of the net to tie the game.       

Ten minutes later a hand ball in the box gave the Cougars a penalty kick. Gomes took the kick and netted her second goal of the game in the 41st minute to give BYU the 2-1 lead. This was her third goal of the season.

The Cougars finished the first half with 13 shots, compared to the Jayhawks’ eight.       

In the 65th minute, Cameron Tucker scored BYU’s third consecutive goal of the game. Following an assist by Madie Lyons Mathews, Tucker netted her second goal of the season and brought the score to 3-1.

The Jayhawks brought it back in the 85th minute of the game, scoring a goal from the center of the box. BYU’s goalkeeper ran out to grab the ball, but was unable to get a handle on it. An assist to the middle of the box provided Kansas’ Grace Hagan an open goal, but the Cougars hung on for a 3-2 win.

Overall, BYU finished with 24 shots,compared to Kansas' 10. This was Kansas' first loss on the road since 2016.

BYU women's soccer returns to South Field Friday, Sept. 22, to face Utah Valley University in the UCCU Crosstown Clash at 7 p.m. MDT. BYUtv will carry the game live and will be streamed on Fans can also hear the game on BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM. 



Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 13 Sep 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

BYU on the road at Arizona, faces Kansas at South Field


PROVO, Utah — The BYU women's soccer team faces Arizona in Tucson on Friday, September 15, at 7 p.m. MDT, then returns home to take on Kansas on Monday, September 18, at 1 p.m. MDT at South Field.

BYU Storylines

The Cougars (1-3-3) earned their first win of the season at Oregon State on Monday, scoring three goals in the first half. The three goals matched what BYU had scored in the previous six games combined.

Sophomore forward Elise Flake found the back of the net in the third minute of the game after connecting with fellow senior forwards Avery Walker and Nadia Gomes. In the 24th minute, Walker scored just outside the goal box to extend BYU's lead. Just before halftime, Madie Lyons Mathews took a shot outside the 18-yard box, scoring her first goal of the season.

Senior goalkeeper Hannah Clark has two shutouts on the season and has tallied 27 saves. Walker leads the offense with two goals and one assist for a total of five points.

Arizona Storylines

The Wildcats (2-2-2) are coming off a 1-0 win over Texas Tech on Sunday. Sophomore Samantha Falasco scored in the 88th minute off a corner kick to give Arizona the win.

Senior Gabi Stoian has recorded two of the Wildcats' five goals. Arizona has only allowed four goals this season.

Game Information

  • Friday, September 15, 7 p.m. MDT at Mulcahy Stadium
  • TV: Pac-12 Network
  • TV Talent: Daron Sutton
  • Radio: BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Jason Shepherd (play-by-play) and Paige Barker (analyst)

Series Information

BYU leads the series 11-1 after beating Arizona 1-0  in Tucson in 2012.

Kansas Storylines

The Jayhawks (5-2-1) travel to Utah as they take on the Utes on Friday and the Cougars on Monday. Kansas is bouncing back from a 5-1 loss to No. 22 Texas A&M. Junior forward Grace Hagan and sophomore midfielder Sophie Maierhofer each have three goals, combining for six of the Jayhawks 13 goals.

Kansas was picked to finish second, behind No. 6 West Virginia in the Big 12 preseason poll.

Game Information

  • Monday, September 18, 1 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 2-1. The last meeting was in 2007 when the Cougars won 1-0 in overtime on the road.