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wweekes | Posted: 29 Oct 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Final Home Game Ends in a Loss


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's soccer team (10-5-3, 4-2-1) was unable to secure a victory over San Diego on Senior Day, falling 1-0 in its final home game of the regular season.

“It’s an extremely disappointing loss,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “Our last game here, it was hard to go down this way. You have to play your best at the end of the year and we just struggled today. We didn’t have our rhythm.”

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Elissa Magracia put the lone score on the board for the Toreros, giving San Diego a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute of the second half. The loss snapped BYU’s four-game unbeaten streak.

Three Cougars recorded two shots for BYU – sophomore middle fielder Rachel Manning, junior forward Carlee Payne and junior middle fielder Jessica Ringwood.

Not only did Magracia put the solo point on the board, but she also led San Diego with five shots.

Senior McKinizie Olson racked up five saves for BYU, increasing her lead as BYU’s all-time career saves leader with 274 total.

Five BYU seniors were honored as part of Senior Day at South Field. The seniors on this year’s squad are McKinzie Olson, Lauren Anderson Cosby, Jennie Marshall, Megan Fereday and Nicole Ernst Jackson.


Additional Quotes: Jennifer Rockwood

We’ve worked so hard to get to this point to have things in our control and we knew San Diego was a great team with a lot of experience but we just came out flat; we didn’t have the energy.

San Diego has a tough defense. Their back four are really solid. I think a lot of it came down to that we just couldn’t keep the ball. We didn’t come out with a lot of energy. Especially considering how well we moved the ball our last few games, I don’t know if I have any answers. We weren’t prepared and I guess that’s on us as coaches. I thought we were ready for this game but we didn’t come out with the energy that we needed to have. We had a couple opportunities to tie the game up but they didn’t fall for us.

We just have to regroup and be ready to go next week. We do have one last game. We have to finish strong. We let one slip away today. San Diego is a great team and we have to give them a lot of credit. They scored a nice goal on one of our mistakes. Those things happen. We’re going to have great practices and be ready to finish out next week. 

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wcraft | Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Away on Thursday & Final Home Game on Saturday


The BYU women's soccer team will play two of its last three games of the season this week starting Thursday, Oct. 27, on the road against San Francisco at 7 p.m. PT and at home on Saturday, Oct. 29, against San Diego at 1 p.m. MT.

Saturday's game will be the final home game of the 2011 campaign and, therefore, will also be Senior Day to honor this year's five seniors. The seniors on this year's squad are McKinzie Olson, Lauren Anderson Cosby, Jennie Marshall, Megan Fereday and Nicole Ernst Jackson.

The Cougars are riding a three-game unbeaten streak with a 9-4-3 overall record. In its first season as a WCC member, the team has gone 3-1-1 in conference play to earn itself a fourth-place standing with just three more league games to go. In all games, BYU is out-shooting its opponents 262 to 160. 

Marshall's five goals currently lead the team in that category while teammate Colette Jepson leading the team's shot category with 51. Eight different players for BYU have recorded shots in double figures and 12 players have scored at least one goal this season. Behind Marshall, Carlee Payne and Jaiden Thornock follow with four goals each to add to a team total of 27 goals this year. The Cougars are 19-1-1 all-time when Payne scores at least one time in a game. 

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San Francisco has accumulated a 4-11-0 overall record and a 2-3-0 record in conference play. The Cougars and Dons have met once before, in 2006, on BYU's field but never before in Don territory. Hanna Haanes and Molly Hall lead the offense for San Fran on four goald and 26 shots, respectively. Seven players have contributed goals for the Dons this season.

San Diego will come to Provo with a 9-7-0 overall record and a 4-1-0 record in conference play, currently ranking them third in the WCC. Senior Stephanie Ochs leads almost every statistical category for the Toreros with eight goals and 53 shots on the season. San Diego is riding a four-game winning streak and will play at Gonzaga on Thursday before coming to Provo. 

Live stats are available for both games through the BYU women's soccer schedule page and BYU radio will broadcast Saturday's game live here

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