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Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 15 Sep 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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BYU falls 2-1 in overtime thriller at Arizona


TUCSON, Ariz. — The BYU women’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Arizona in an overtime thriller Friday night at Mulcahy Field.

The first goal of the game came when Arizona (3-2-2) took a dangerous corner in the 32nd minute, heading the ball towards the goal, forcing senior goalkeeper Hannah Clark to make a save. Charlotte Brascia managed to get her foot on the ball off the deflection, putting it in the back of the net to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.

At halftime, Arizona had five shots compared to BYU’s two.

In the 49th minute, a Bizzy Bowen shot was the first of five consecutive shots by the Cougars (1-4-3), including one by Elise Flake that gave BYU a corner kick after a save by the Wildcats’ goalkeeper.

Madie Lyons Mathews scored the equalizer in the 73rd minute after receiving a pass from Nadia Gomes as she ran behind Arizona’s defense, placing the ball into the far side of the net for her second goal of the season.

At the end of regulation, the Cougars tallied 11 shots compared to the Wildcats’ seven. Gomes led all shooters with four, including one on goal.

Arizona netted the golden goal in the 92nd minute when freshman Amanda Porter found the back of the net, firing a shot towards near post, just past Clark.

On the night, Clark recorded three saves and six different Cougars managed to get shots off.

The Cougars return to South Field on Monday, September 18 at 1 p.m. MDT as they host Kansas. Live coverage will be available through BYUtv. Radio broadcasts can be heard on BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM.

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