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Sydney Zenger | Posted: 17 Sep 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

Three straight wins snapped by Long Beach State, 3-1


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s soccer team allowed three straight second half goals in a 3-1 loss against Long Beach State at South Field on Monday night.

“It was a disappointing game for us,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “We have a lot to work on. We’ve been pretty dangerous all year but we settled for just passing the ball around in the first half and it caught up to us. We’ve got to get more out of our attacking players and we’ve got to be more dangerous.”

A scoreless first half was highlighted by 10 shot attempts for the Cougars and three by the 49ers. Josie Guinn and Makaylie Moore each provided three shots apiece for the team while goalie Sabrina Davis supplied two saves.

The Cougars started aggressively in the second half as they fired off three shots within the first ten minutes. BYU then scored the first goal of the game in the 55th minute after Madie Siddoway Gates recovered the ball off an attempted save by the 49ers’ keeper. Gates passed the ball to Elise Flake who fed it to Bella Folino, who pushed it past the keeper with a left-footed shot.

However, Long Beach tied it up 1-1 in the 65th minute after being awarded a penalty kick. Ashley Gonzalez took the shot and hit it into the right corner as BYU keeper Davis sailed to the left.

The 49ers added another goal, taking the lead 2-1, as Taylor Bistline fired a shot into the back of the net in the 80th minute.

To put them up by two (3-1), Long Beach scored an additional goal as Rola Badawiya launched the ball into the top left corner of the net during the 83rd minute.

Despite BYU’s attacking and seven shots during the second half, they were unable to retake the lead and the 49ers won the game at 3-1.

The Cougars will continue at home when they play Utah Valley in UCCU Crosstown Clash on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. MDT. Audio broadcasts will be available on BYU Radio (Sirius SM 143) and ESPN 960 AM. The game will also be broadcast on and the BYUtv app.

Game Notes

  • Freshman Bella Folino's third goal of the season tied her for the team lead.
  • Junior Elise Flake tallied her first assist this season.
  • BYU outshot the 49ers 19-10.
  • The Cougars conceded their first penalty kick this season.

Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 11 Sep 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

BYU faces Marquette and Long Beach State


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's soccer team travels to Marquette on Friday, Sept. 14 before hosting Long Beach State on Monday, Sept. 17.

BYU vs. Marquette and Long Beach State Game Notes

DESERET FIRST DUEL. The Cougars are coming off a thrilling 3-2 win over Utah in the annual Deseret First Duel, claiming the first win of the competition in the 2018-19 season. After a scoreless first half, BYU answered with goals by Elise Flake and Mikayla Colohan before the Utes found the back of the net twice to even the score at 2-all. Madie Siddoway Gates scored in the 85th minute to give the Cougars the win.

GAME-WINNING GOALS. Gates has scored the game-winning goal in all three games the Cougars have won. Her penalty kick in overtime against Cal State Fullerton was her first goal and was followed by the first goal against Idaho State and the final goal of the game against Utah. She has recorded seven points after scoring three goals and adding one assist.

BYU (3-2-1) @ Marquette (1-5-1)

  • Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. CDT, at Valley Fields
  • Video Stream:
  • Radio: BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Elena Medeiros (analyst)

MARQUETTE. The Golden Bears are coming off of a 2-1 win over Drake for their first win of the season. Prior to the win, Marquette had recorded a 0-0 tie to Cal Poly before losing five straight, including losses against Duke and North Carolina. The offense has only scored five goals, while the defense has allowed 14. Carrie Madden leads the way with two goals.

SERIES INFORMATION. Marquette leads the series 2-1-1, with the tie coming in 2012 after both teams went scoreless at South Field.

BYU (3-2-1) vs. Long Beach State (4-3-0)

  • Monday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m. MDT, at South Field
  • Video Stream: and the BYUtv App
  • Radio: BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Paige Barker (analyst)

LONG BEACH STATE. The 49ers beat St. John's 6-0 last weekend after dropping two in a row to Texas and Auburn. Long Beach State travels to No. 3 USC before coming to Provo. Eight different players have scored for LBSU, leading the way is Dana Fujikuni with three goals and one assist. Ashley Gonzalez has added two goals and two assists. 

SERIES INFORMATION. BYU leads the series 7-2. In 2016, the Cougars claimed a 1-0 win at South Field after an Ashley Hatch goal.