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JHoughton | Posted: 15 Sep 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars nab sixth-straight win at home


PROVO, Utah - The No. 17/8 BYU women’s soccer team beat the Washington Huskies 3-1 on South Field to complete their homestand undefeated at 6-0. With the win, the Cougars improve to 8-1 on the season and handed the Huskies their first loss of 2012.

“We played a great game,” head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “Washington is a good team and didn’t give us many good looks. I thought we moved the ball well and this was a great team performance.”

The Cougars scored the only goal of the first half after just 12 minutes when Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall sent in a ball from 40 yards out and Jaiden Thornock finished it off with a header into the back of the net. That goal was her fifth of the season.

Hermann Trophy Watch List senior Cutshall and the defense held the Huskies without a shot in the first half marking the first time that the Cougars have held an opponent to zero shots in the first half all season. Senior Jessica Ringwood and sophomore Thorncock each tallied two shots to help the Cougars to tally nine shots in the half.    

The second half was a back and forth battle with neither team making a push until the 75th minute when Thornock centered the ball and her pass deflected off of a Husky player into the back of the net to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead.

With eight minutes left in the half, Washington got on the board with a goal by Isabel Farrell.

One minute later, the Cougars answered to extend the lead back to two on a goal by Ringwood. The goal was her fourth of the season and was assisted by both freshman Michele Murphy and senior Carlee Payne Holmoe

“We've had a lot of great momentum and energy at home,” Rockwood said. “Now we just need to prove that we can keep it up on the road.”

Up next is a game against in-state foe Utah State on Thursday Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. MDT in Logan. BYU Radio will broadcast the game live online and on satellite radio.

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wcraft | Posted: 11 Sep 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

At home on Thursday & Saturday


PROVO, Utah - The No. 17/8 BYU women's soccer team finishes up its six-game home swing with two this week against Cal Poly on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. MDT and No. 23 Washington on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. MDT.

The Cougars are now 6-1 on the year and looking to extend their four-game winning streak after two more wins last week over Texas and then-No. 6 Penn State. BYU has recorded double-digit shots in its last six games. 

Freshman Michele Murphy leads the team with four goals while teammate Jaiden Thornock leads all players with 26 shots. 15 other players have recorded at least one shot and five other are recording shots in double digits. 

Goalkeeper Erica Owens has tallied 581 minutes in front of the net and made 24 saves.

The Mustangs come to Provo with a 3-3-1 record and on a three-game losing streak with their most recent loss coming to Oregon State on a 3-1 final.

Christina Farrington leads the squad with three goals and nine shots. Teammates Sara Epps and Sara Lancaster have also recorded nine shots on the year.

Cal Poly was chosen sixth in the Big West 2012 Preseason Poll with junior Cici Kobinski named to the Preseason All-Big West Team. Kobinski was the fourth-leading scorer on last year’s squad. Teammate sophomore Lancaster returns as the top scorer from 2011 with eight goals.

The No. 23 University of Washington comes to Provo with an impressive 7-0 record and its most recent win coming against 2010 NCAA tournament champion Notre Dame.

Lindsay Elston leads all players with five goals and 22 shots. Ten other players on the Husky roster have recorded at least one shot this season. The Huskies are out-scoring their opponents 16-2 so far this year.

The Washington Huskies were chosen fifth in this year’s Pac-12 Preseason Poll after a 7-8-5 record in 2011.

Thursday's matchup against Cal Poly will be broadcast live on BYUtv. Fans can watch the game live on TV or online for free at stats are also available.

Live stats are available for Saturday's game against Washington. 

Both games can also be followed on the BYU women's soccer Twitter page

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