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Jack Urquhart | Posted: 27 Oct 2018 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Jack Urquhart

Colohan and Lyman help BYU to WCC championship with 2-0 win over No. 6 Santa Clara


PROVO, Utah – Mikayla Colohan and Rachel Bingham Lyman netted goals in a 2-0 win over No. 6 Santa Clara as BYU claimed the West Coast Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament and at least a share of the league title Saturday night at South Field.

BYU vs. Santa Clara Box Score

“It was such a great performance tonight,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “We were ready to play right from the start. Last year didn’t sit well with our juniors and senior, and they fought like crazy to be champions again.”

In the 14th minute, Colohan intercepted a goal kick and fired a left-handed shot from just outside the box that found its way into the right upper 90 for a goal. The sophomore attacking midfielder increased her goal count to five on the season.

Junior goalkeeper Sabrina Davis made a couple tough saves in the first half, including a diving effort in just the second minute.

BYU (12-4-1, 7-1 WCC) threatened late in the half on a long set piece that connected with Makaylie Moore’s head in the left side of the area. Santa Clara keeper Melissa Lowder lunged toward the far post to make the save.

At the halftime whistle, BYU held the one-goal lead on an 8-4 shot advantage.

The Cougars doubled their lead in the 53rd minute when Lyman put an intended cross into the top left corner of the goal. At the top of the box, Lizzy Braby passed it down the right side for Lyman’s run. Her high-arcing cross came from well outside the box.

In the 55th minute, BYU committed a foul in the box. The Bronco (15-3-1, 6-2 WCC) penalty attempt was aimed toward the left post, and Davis made a sliding stop.

On the other end, Colohan was fouled in the box in the 59th minute. Madie Siddoway Gates fired the penalty kick and was turned away by Lowder.

In the 71st minute, Davis stifled Santa Clara’s attack again, with a save on a header from inside the area. With little time to react, Davis grasped the eye-level attempt.

The Cougars maintained their clean sheet in the waning minutes as BYU earned its sixth championship in eight years as a member of the WCC.

Gates was honored on senior night as the team’s lone senior.

The Cougars travel to Loyola Marymount for the final regular season game on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. PDT. The game will be streamed on and audio broadcasts can be heard on ESPN 960 AM/107.9 FM.

Game Notes

  • Lyman netted her first career goal as a Cougar.
  • This is only the second time BYU has earned a win over Santa Clara. The first victory was a 5-2 win at South Field in 2014.

Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 23 Oct 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

Cougars host San Francisco and No. 6 Santa Clara in final home games of the season


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's soccer team returns to South Field for the season's final home games as they host San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 25 and No. 6 Santa Clara on Saturday, Oct. 27.

BYU Game Notes

TOP OF CONFERENCE. The Cougars are tied with the Broncos for first place in conference action after recording five wins and only one loss. Both team's losses came against Pepperdine. Last week, BYU went on the road and earned two wins after beating Pacific (5-1) and Saint Mary's (3-1).

FLAKE AND MOORE DUO. Junior Elise Flake leads the team with 10 goals after scoring a goal in both games at Pacific and Saint Mary's. Flake has also contributed five assists. Sophomore Makaylie Moore tallied three goals as she scored the first goal of the match against the Tigers when Flake crossed the ball to her and two goals against the Gaels. She now has five goals this season. 

LONE SENIOR. Madie Siddoway Gates is the only senior on this year's squad. She will be recognized on Saturday, Oct. 27 for Senior Night. This season, she has scored five goals while adding two assists for a total of 12 points. On her career, she has tallied six goals, three assists, 15 points and 73 shots in 2,599 minutes on the field.

OFFENSE VS. DEFENSE. The BYU offense has scored 40 goals this season while the defense has given up 18 goals. The Cougars are second in the nation for shots per game (22.3), sixth in scoring offense (2.8), seventh in points per game (7.73) and shots on goal per game (9.33).

BYU (10-4-1, 5-1 WCC) vs. San Francisco (10-5-2, 3-1-2 WCC)

  • Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. MDT, at South Field
  • Video: BYUtv
  • Video Talent: Spencer Linton (play-by-play) and Carla Haslam (analyst)
  • Radio: BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143/107.9 FM) and ESPN 960 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Avery Walker (analyst)

THE DONS. San Francisco's Miciah Madison was named WCC Player of the Week for the second time this season after helping the Dons get a win over Portland and a tie against Gonzaga in conference. She tallied one goal and two assists in the two games and now has a total of four goals and 11 assists. Samantha Jehnings leads the team with 11 goals and one assist. In conference action, San Francisco has earned wins over Loyola Marymount, Pacific and Portland.

COUGARS VS. DONS. BYU leads the series with six wins and two losses after falling 2-1 at San Francisco in 2014 and 2017. The last time the two teams competed at South Field was in 2015 when the Cougars earned a 4-0 win.

BYU (10-4-1, 5-1 WCC) vs. No. 6 Santa Clara (14-2-1, 5-1 WCC)

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. MDT, at South Field
  • Video:
  • Video Talent: Robbie Bullough
  • Radio: ESPN 960 AM and 107.9 FM
  • Radio Talent: Jason Shepherd (play-by-play) and Avery Walker (analyst)

THE BRONCOS. Santa Clara is coming off three-straight wins over Saint Mary's, Portland and Gonzaga. The team has been in the top 10 of the United Soccer Coaches Poll for the last seven weeks. The Broncos beat North Carolina and tied Stanford in September. In conference play, Santa Clara has also earned wins over San Francisco and Loyola Marymount. The Broncos are led by Maddy Gonzalez and Kelcie Hedge who have both scored seven goals. Maria Sanchez has recorded nine assists and five goals.

COUGARS VS. BRONCOS. Santa Clara holds a dominant lead in the series with a record of 7-1-4. In 2017, the Cougars fell 3-4 at Santa Clara in the final game of the season. BYU's only win was in 2014 when the Cougars earned a 5-2 victory at South Field.