LOGAN, Utah - The No. 12/7 BYU women's soccer team defeated Utah State 1-0 on the road Thursday and are now a perfect 10-0 all-time against the Aggies.
Senior defender Dana Oldroyd Cusick netted her second goal of the season to get the Cougars (9-1-0) the victory. Cusick dribbled the ball up field and sent a rocket past the Aggie goalkeeper from about 30 yards out.
After Cusick's goal in the ninth minute, the Cougars remained in control of the ball but couldn't quite find the back of the net. BYU took eight shots to Utah State's two in the first half.
Back from halftime, both teams were aggressive on offense and both teams tooks five shots in the second 45 minutes, but neither team could score.
With less than 10 minutes to play, BYU's Jessica Ringwood took a free kick just outside the box and almost got another goal for the Cougars. The ball hit the crossbar and bounced down right in front of Utah State's goalkeeper where it was picked up.
BYU goalkeeper Erica Owens made two saves in the game.
The Cougars have now won seven-straight games and recorded double-digit shots in their last nine.
Up next for BYU is a game at the University of Oregon on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. PDT. The game will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network.
On the road at Utah State and Oregon
PROVO, Utah - The No.12/7 BYU women's soccer team, after six-straight games at home, will head out on the road this week for games at Utah State on Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. MDT and Oregon on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. PDT.
The Cougars are traveling with six-straight wins, all at home, and an 8-1 record. Jaiden Thornock and Michele Murphy lead the team with five goals apiece. Six other players have netted at least one goal and seven players have recorded double-digit shots.
Goalkeeper Erica Owens has tallied 761 minutes in front of the net and made 28 saves.
The Aggies are 5-1-3 after tying their last two games and winning the two before that.
Jennifer Flynn leads the team with three goals on the year and teammate Kendra Pemberton’s 44 shots lead in that category.
Utah State was picked to finish second in the WAC Preseason Poll and returns seven starters.
The Oregon Ducks are 5-2-1 so far on the year with Kristen Parr’s six goals leading the squad. Five other players have scored just one goal this year.
The Ducks return 10 starters and were picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12 Preseason poll. 2011 was the team’s third-straight losing season and fifth-straight non-winning season.
Oregon is currently halfway through a four-game homestand. The team won its first two and will meet Colorado before hosting BYU in its fourth game of the homestand swing.
How to Follow
To watch the game against Utah State, fans can watch online through Aggie Athletics or follow live stats. BYU Radio will also be broadcasting the game live, which means fans can tune in online live as well.
Both matches can be followed through the BYU women's soccer Twitter page.