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Nate Slack | Posted: 17 Mar 2021 | Updated: 9 Nov 2021
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Cougars rebound with 4-1 win over UVU

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PROVO, Utah – No.17 BYU women’s soccer (5-3, 2-1 WCC) remains perfect against UVU after defeating the Wolverines, 4-1, in the UCCU Crosstown Clash on Wednesday at South Field.

“I think the girls bounced back really, really well,” said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. “This was a really tough game for us—to lose against Santa Clara in the 80-something minute and have to come back to play UVU, who is always such a tough game for us. I’m proud of the way they came out.”

Mikayla Colohan scored two goals to give her her seventh multi-goal match of her career. The Cougars out-shot the Wolverines 26-to-12 including 13 shots on goal. Colohan led the way for BYU with seven shots in a match the Cougars never trailed.

BYU got on the board early with Colohan giving BYU a 1-0 lead. Jamie Shepherd was able to get the ball up the field to allow Colohan to put it in the back of the net just 3:41 into the match.

UVU evened things up in the 19th minute with Cassidy McCormick scoring her first goal of the year after replacing Sadie Brockbank just 63 seconds earlier.

Rachel McCarthy was dragged down at the top of the box in the 30th minute and the Cougars were awarded a penalty kick. Colohan was given the nod and put the ball past Jones-Dawe for her second goal of the day and seventh of the season.

BYU entered the break, up 2-1, with an 8-to-3 shots on goal advantage. Colohan led the way for the Cougars, tallying two goals on three shots. Bella Folino also managed to get two shots on goal but accounted for two of Jones-Dawe’s six first-half saves.

UVU forward London Miller found some space early in the 58th minute and had a good opportunity to give the Wolverines their second goal of the day. She took a wide-open shot, but the kick carried, hitting the post, keeping the Cougars up one.

In the 66th, McCarthy capitalized on the UVU missed opportunity. Olivia Wade sent the ball up-field and McCarthy beat Grace Beeston in a foot race and shot a rocket over the head of Jones-Dawe to give BYU a commanding 3-1 lead.

“(McCarthy) is someone who can come off the bench and make such a difference,” said Rockwood. “She’s proven to do that every game. To have a player like that come off the bench and light it up like she does, I think is a huge advantage for us and it’s worked well.”

With less than a minute to go, BYU sent in a corner and found Shepherd on the far side of the box. Shepherd’s shot was deflected off a UVU player, but the ball found its way past the keeper to put away the Wolverines, 4-1.  

The Cougars will be back in action on Saturday, Mar. 20, when they travel to Stockton to face Pacific. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m. PDT and will be broadcast on the BYU Sports Network – BYU Radio 107.9 FM/BYU Cougars App.


Gabby Stockard | Posted: 15 Mar 2021 | Updated: 24 Mar 2021
Gabby Stockard

Cougars get set to take on UVU at home, Pacific on the road

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PROVO, Utah – No. 17 BYU women's soccer will host UVU in the UCCU Crosstown Clash at South Field on Wednesday, March 17 and head to California for a WCC matchup against Pacific on Saturday, March 20.

Wednesday’s game against UVU will be broadcast on BYUtv, while Saturday’s game against Pacific will be streamed on the WCC Network. BYU Sports Network radio coverage will be carried on BYU Radio 107.9 FM, with audio play-by-play also streaming on the BYU Cougars app and at BYUCougars.com/LiveRadio for Wednesday's game.

IN THE RANKINGS. BYU is ranked No. 17 in the National Soccer Coaches Association Poll. In the TopDrawerSoccer national rankings, BYU is ranked No. 25. Many of the teams ranked higher than BYU played a fall soccer season.

LAST TIME ON THE FIELD. Despite controlling possession for much of the match, BYU gave up a late goal and fell to Santa Clara 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at a snowy South Field. The Cougars grabbed the early 1-0 lead off of a successful penalty kick from Mikayla Colohan in the fifth minute. Colohan slipped the ball just past the goalie’s fingers and into the bottom right corner of the net for her fifth goal of the season and 29th of her career.

No. 17 BYU (4-3-0, 2-0-0 WCC) vs UVU (6-3-2, 5-2-1 WAC)

  • Wednesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. MST, at South Field
  • Broadcast: BYUtv
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App/107.9 FM
  • Radio play-by-play: Greg Wrubell

THE WOLVERINES. The Utah Valley women's soccer team is coming off a tie against WAC foe California Baptist in a 0-0 double-overtime draw on Saturday afternoon at the UVU Geneva Turf Field in Vineyard, Utah. The Wolverines also took on California Baptist on Thursday, March 11, and fell 2-1. Before the matches against CBU, UVU was on a four-game winning streak. UVU finished the 2019 season 11-9-1 and 5-3-0 in Western Athletic Conference play.

COUGARS VS. WOLVERINES. The last time the Cougars and Wolverines met was Sept. 16, 2019, with BYU winning 1-0. A second half goal by senior defender Danika Serassio combined with strong defensive play helped BYU secure the win. BYU is 6-0-0 all-time versus the Wolverines.

No. 17 BYU (2-2-0, 1-0-0 WCC) at Pacific (0-5-2, 0-3-1 WCC)

  • Saturday, March 6, at 1 p.m. PDT, at Knoles Field
  • Broadcast: WCC Network

THE TIGERS. Pacific is still searching for its first win of the season after falling to Pepperdine 6-1 on Saturday. Two Pepperdine goals in the first five minutes set the pace for the game. In the 55th minute, the Tigers got on the board for their only goal of the match. Pacific finished the 2019 season with a 3-16-0 record, and 0-9-0 in West Coast Conference play.

COUGARS VS. TIGERS. BYU and Pacific last met on Oct. 12, 2019 with BYU picking up a 6-0 shutout. Each of the six goals was from a different player, and it was BYU’s 14th shutout of the season. BYU is 7-1-0 all-time versus the Tigers.