Team effort gives BYU a 10-0 victory over Idaho State
PROVO, Utah – Eight members of the BYU women’s soccer team found the back of the net in a 10-0 win over Idaho State on Saturday night at South Field.
"We did a really good job. We came out and wanted to set the tone right away," BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "We put some balls in the back of the net which is how we wanted to break the ice tonight. It was a great team effort."
The Cougars (2-2-1) scored the first goal of the night in the sixth minute when senior Madie Siddoway Gates collected the ball off a goal kick and placed her shot in the bottom right corner of the net past the Bengals' keeper Laule’a Philips. It was the first goal the BYU offense has scored in the first half this season.
In the 16th minute, junior Elise Flake received a through ball and finished her one-on-one with the keeper for her first goal of the season.
The Cougars scored their third goal in the 23rd minute when Gates found sophomore Mikayla Colohan at the top of the goal box. She turned on the Idaho State defender and pounded the ball into the back of the net.
Freshman Bella Folino scored off a cross by Ella Ballstaedt when she fired a shot from the six-yard line to the top left corner in the 37th minute to increase BYU’s advantage to 4-0 before halftime.
After one half of play, the Bengals (0-4-0) were outshot 6-13 with Cassidy Smith tallying three saves in goal.
In the 54th minute, the Cougars scored their fifth goal when Lizzy Braby danced with the ball and found Folino open for the header, scoring her second goal of the match. BYU followed with Flake’s second goal after she beat the Idaho State keeper on another one-on-one in the 56th minute for a 6-0 advantage.
Colohan connected with Cameron Tucker in the 66th minute, sneaking the ball through the arms of a diving keeper for a 7-0 lead.
Freshman Josie Bush scored her first goal of the season in the 82nd minute off a deflected shot, driving the ball into the top left corner.
In the 84th minute, Natalie Clark received the ball from Ashton Brockbank, placing the ball between the posts for a 9-0 lead. Bush added an assist in the 87th minute as Kendell Petersen found the back of the net off a deflection for the final goal of the game, increasing the BYU lead to 10-0.
The Cougars head up north to the University of Utah for the Deseret First Duel on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. MDT. The game will be available to watch on the PAC-12 Network and audio broadcasts can be heard on BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM.
BYU hosts No. 1 Stanford and Idaho State
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's soccer team hosts No. 1 Stanford on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. MDT for the home opener and then Idaho State on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. MDT.
The Cougars (1-1-1) look to bounce back after tying Nebraska 2-2 and falling short 2-0 at No. 9 Texas A&M last week. Against the Huskers, Lizzy Braby and Mikayla Colohan scored late goals in the second half to even the game at 2-all before two scoreless overtime periods. BYU combined for 29 shots and nine on goal in the two games.
Madie Siddoway Gates, Braby and Colohan have all found the back of the net once. Colohan leads the team with 14 shots and four on goal, while Gates has recorded 13 shots and eight on frame. Braby, Elise Flake and Cameron Tucker have each taken five shots in the three games.
Cassidy Smith played all 90 minutes against Texas A&M, tallying two saves in the game for a total of eight saves on the season. Sabrina Macias Davis has played 97 minutes and has two saves.
No. 1 Stanford Storylines
The Cardinal are the 2017 NCAA National Champions after beating UCLA 3-2 and finishing the season with a 22-game win streak. This season, Stanford has claimed wins over UC Davis and San Francisco, scoring five goals in each game.
After losing only three seniors, the Cardinal will turn to sophomore Catarina Macario, who led the nation with 50 points and 16 assists as a freshman in 2017.
Civana Kuhlmann and Macario each have two goals, while five other players have managed to find the back of the net once.
- Thursday, Aug. 30, at 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)
The series is tied 3-3 after Stanford beat the Cougars 2-1 in the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2015.
Idaho State Storylines
The Bengals fell 2-1 to UTEP in the season opener and then 5-0 to New Mexico. They host Wyoming before traveling to Provo to play the Cougars.
Idaho State returns 17 letterwinners, including six starters. Junior Makena Bambei led the team in 2017 with five goals and one assist for 11 points. Freshman Lauren Bollinger has scored the lone goal this season against UTEP.
- Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. MDT, at South Field
- TV: TheW.tv
- TV Talent: Robbie Bullough (play-by-play)
- Radio: ESPN 960 AM
- Radio Talent: Simulcast of TheW.tv broadcast
BYU leads the series 8-2 with the last competition occurring in 2011. The Cougars grabbed a 3-1 victory in Idaho.