Smith Fieldhouse South Field Provo UT 84606
PROVO -- The BYU women's soccer team overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit to edge the University of Arizona, 3-1, Monday afternoon in Provo.
BYU fell behind just minutes into the game, allowing Wildcat Chrissy Sanford to score an unassisted goal.
"We gave up a goal early, and that kind of happens sometimes," said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "We fought through it and came from behind."
The Cougars responded early in the second half on a goal by junior Kim Lowe, but could not convert again until just under nine minutes remaining when junior Sara Reading connected on a header by Sarah Higham. That was the spark the team needed, and Staci Reynolds added another goal a minute later to assure the victory.
BYU set a new team record for shots attempted in a single game with 39 shots. The old record was 38, set at home against Idaho State on September 19 of last year.
"We struggled a little. We were tired, but we still played really well," Rockwood said.
The Wildcats fell to 3-2 this season, while the Cougars preserved their perfect start by improving to 6-0. The Cougars go on the road next to face a tough USC squad Friday afternoon.
BYU 3, ARIZ 1
AZ - Chrissy Sanford (unassisted)
BYU - Kim Lowe, 53:21 (assisted by Sarah Higham)
BYU - Sarah Reading, 81:09 (assisted by Jennie Christianson and Sarah Higham)
BYU - Staci Reynolds (unassisted)