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Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 26 Sep 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

Seventh-straight shutout gives No. 5 BYU a 3-0 win over Long Beach State


LONG BEACH, Calif. ­­– The No. 5 BYU women’s soccer team tallied its seventh-consecutive shutout in a 3-0 win over Long Beach State Thursday night.

BYU vs. Long Beach State Box Score

"We stayed patient and knew that the goals were going to come and they finally came," BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "Our defense stayed strong and we scored some really nice goals tonight. The girls made a few adjustments after halftime and made some nice goals."

The first 45 minutes of play proved to be a battle of the defenses as the Cougars (9-0) held the Beach (2-7) to two shots and only recorded five on their own offensive side.

In the 55th minute of play, SaraJayne Affleck crossed the ball to Ellie Maughan who one-touched it to the near post to give BYU a 1-0 lead.

Nearly five minutes later Elise Flake cut off a pass back to the Long Beach goalkeeper and flicked the ball into the back of the net for a 2-0 advantage.

Ella Ballstaedt increased the Cougars’ lead to 3-0 in the 85th minute as she finished off a cross from Lytiana Akinaka.

On the game, BYU recorded 14 shots and four corner kicks while the Beach tallied five and five, respectively. Sabrina Davis grabbed two saves in the win.

The Cougars return to South Field as they host UC Irvine in the final non-conference match on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. MDT. The game will be live on BYUtv and audio broadcasts can be heard on BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App, 107.9 FM and ESPN 960 AM/ESPN 960 App.


  • Ellie Maughan’s goal was the first for her in a BYU jersey.
  • Elise Flake netted her eighth goal of the season and 28th in her career.
  • Ella Ballstaedt scored her second goal of the season off Lytiana Akinaka’s first career assist.
  • SaraJayne Affleck tallied her second assist as a Cougar.

Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 24 Sep 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

No. 5 BYU plays at Long Beach State and hosts UC Irvine


PROVO, Utah – The No. 5 BYU women's soccer team closes out non-conference play at Long Beach State on Thursday, Sept. 26 before hosting UC Irvine on Saturday, Sept. 28.

BYU vs. LBS and UC Irvine Game Notes

IN THE RANKINGS. The Cougars continue to climb in the United Soccer Coaches Poll after claiming the No. 5 spot this week while staying at No. 7 in Top Drawer Soccer's poll. BYU also tallied two first place votes on the week.

LAST TIME ON THE FIELD. The Cougars were led by Cameron Tucker's hat trick against Kansas State as BYU went on to take a 5-0 win. Mikayla Colohan and Kendell Petersen also found the back of the net in the victory while the defense recorded its sixth-consecutive shutout.

DEFENSE VS. OFFENSE. Elise Flake leads the Cougar offense after tallying 15 points off of seven goals and one assist. Tucker follows with four goals and one assist and Colohan has found the back of the net four times. Defensively, BYU has only allowed one goal, a penalty kick against Mississippi State, as the Cougars have outscored their opponents 22-1. In goal, Sabrina Davis has a .944 save percentage and a .15 goals against average.

No. 5 BYU (8-0-0, 0-0-0 WCC) @ LONG BEACH STATE (2-6-0, 0-0-0 Big West)

  • Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. PDT, at George Allen Field
  • Television: BigWest.tv
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App/107.9 FM and ESPN 960 AM/ESPN 960 AM App
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and BJ Pugmire (analyst)

THE BEACH. Long Beach State's pair of wins came over the West Coast Conference's San Diego and Drexel. Against San Diego, the Beach won 2-1 in double overtime and two games later they won 3-0 against Drexel. Kaylee Ramirez leads the team with two goals as Long Beach has scored a total of eight goals.

COUGARS VS. BEACH. BYU leads the series 7-3, but most recently lost 3-1 at South Field in 2018.

No. 5 BYU (8-0-0, 0-0-0 WCC) vs. UC Irvine (1-8-0, 0-0-0 Big West)

  • Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. MDT, at South Field
  • Television: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Jarom Jordan (play-by-play) and Carla Haslam (analyst)
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App/107.9 FM and ESPN 960 AM/ESPN 960 AM App
  • Radio Talent: Jason Shepherd (play-by-play) and Avery Walker (analyst)

THE ANTEATERS. UC Irvine's lone victory came against Northern Colorado as the Anteaters earned a 2-0 win. Most recently, UC Irvine fell 1-0 to Central Florida in overtime. The Anteaters have only scored five goals this season with Scarlett Camberos tallying two.

COUGARS VS. ANTEATERS. BYU is looking to increase its record over UC Irvine as the Cougars currently lead 3-1. The only loss came in 2013 at South Field.