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Ari Davis | Posted: 9 Oct 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Flake leads No. 6 BYU to 5-1 win over Pepperdine

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PROVO, Utah – Led by MAC Hermann Trophy nominee Elise Flake’s two goals, No. 6 BYU women’s soccer topped Pepperdine 5-1, Wednesday night at South Field.

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“The girls just came out flying and that’s how we wanted to start,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “We had some good looks and put a few away. Pepperdine is always a dangerous team and we lost a little bit of momentum toward the end of the first half. I challenged the girls to start the second half the way they started the game and they did that with four quick shots and another goal.”

Flake scored back-to-back goals early in the first half while SaraJayne Affleck, Hermann Trophy nominee Mikayla Colohan and Lizzy Braby all tallied one goal apiece. The Cougars (11-0-1, 1-0-1 WCC) outshot the Waves (5-5-2, 1-1-0 WCC) 17 to 15 while Sabrina Davis recorded three saves on the night.

BYU got on the board quickly to start the game as Affleck scored her first goal as a Cougar. Colohan slid the ball in between two Pepperdine defenders to Cameron Tucker who took the ball to the end line and crossed it back to an open Affleck on the far side of the goal and she one-touched the ball right into the back of the net to put BYU up 1-0.

Flake increased BYU’s lead to 2-0 with a one-on-one with Pepperdine’s goalkeeper in the 12th minute. Flake shot the ball and it ricocheted off the far post across the goal line and she followed through on the backside to make sure that the ball found the back of the net.

In the 22nd minute, Colohan once again slid the ball between two defenders, this time to Flake who was again one-on-one with the keeper. She rocketed the ball to the far side corner to make the score 3-0.

The Waves scored their first and only goal of the game in the 42nd minute as Davis blocked the ball but was unable to hold onto it and a Pepperdine player followed the ball into the back of the net.

Braby increased the Cougars score to 4-1 in the 49th minute, shooting the ball from just inside the 18-yard line and into the back post. Colohan found the back of the net in the 54th minute as she stretched to get her foot on the ball and redirect it right past the goalkeeper to make the score 5-1.

Pepperdine put pressure on BYU’s defense throughout the rest of the game but was unable to get the ball into the goal and BYU took the 5-1 victory.

The Cougars return to South Field on Saturday for another WCC contest against Pacific. Kickoff is scheduled from 7 p.m. MDT with a live broadcast on BYUtv and radio broadcasts on BYU Sports Network, 107.9 FM and ESPN 960 AM/ESPN 960 App.

Game Notes

  • Freshman SaraJayne Affleck score her first career goal in the third minute of play.
  • Elise Flake has now found the back of the net 11 times this season and 31 in her career.
  • Lizzy Braby scored her second goal of the season.
  • Mikayla Colohan tallied her first assists of the season (2) and scored her seventh goal.
  • With the win, BYU ended Pepperdine’s three-game win streak against the Cougars.
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Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 7 Oct 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

WCC play continues at South Field against Pepperdine and Pacific


PROVO, Utah – The No. 4 BYU women's soccer team returns to South Field to host West Coast Conference opponents Pepperdine and Pacific this week.

IN THE RANKINGS. Top Drawer Soccer has BYU ranked No. 7 in this week's poll and the NCAA RPI rankings place the Cougars at No. 16. The United Soccer Coaches' poll will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

LAST TIME ON THE FIELD. BYU opened WCC action at Santa Clara last week and walked away with a 2-2 draw. After the Broncos scored a pair of goals in the first half to take a 2-0 lead the Cougars fought back to take the game into overtime. Sophomore Ashton Brockbank scored just before halftime after a scramble in the box and then junior Cameron Tucker tied the game in the 68th minute off a through ball. Neither team was able to score in overtime as the conference co-favorites each earned a point.

No. 4 BYU (10-0-1, 0-0-1 WCC) vs. Pepperdine (5-4-2, 1-0-0 WCC)

  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. MDT, at South Field
  • Television: BYUtv App
  • TV Talent: Spencer Linton (play-by-play) and Brian Dunseth (analyst)
  • 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 Avery Walker (analyst)

THE WAVES. Pepperdine is coming off a big 2-1 win over Portland in the conference opener. Both teams capitalized on a penalty kick to stay even at 1-1, but the Waves scored in the 62nd minute and stopped a second penalty kick to earn the victory. In September, Pepperdine topped No. 2 Stanford 1-0 and tied No. 5 UCLA 2-2. Nine different players have found the back of the net and are led by Leyla McFarland's four.

COUGARS VS. WAVES. Pepperdine leads the series 6-4 with its most recent win coming in 2018 as the Waves topped the Cougars 2-1 in Malibu, California.

No. 4 BYU (10-0-1, 0-0-1 WCC) vs. Pacific (3-8-0, 0-1-0 WCC)

  • Saturday, Oct. 12, 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 TIGERS. Pacific is looking to bounce back after falling 3-1 at Loyola Marymount in its conference opener. Before traveling to South Field, the Tigers will play Santa Clara. Pacific's three wins came over Northern Arizona, Manhattan College and LIU.

COUGARS VS. TIGERS. BYU leads the series 7-1, winning the last seven-straight matches. In 2018, the Cougars earned a dominant 5-1 victory.