PORTLAND, Ore. - The No. 5 BYU women's soccer team won 2-1 on the road, Saturday, over West Coast Conference powerhouse Portland, a team they had previously beaten just three times in the schools' seven meetings.
The Cougars recorded their 14th-straight double-digit shot performance of the year and 12th-straight unbeaten game. BYU is now 13-1-1 on the year and 2-0-1 in WCC action.
BYU's hard work on offense paid off in the 33rd minute with a goal from Jessica Ringwood. Senior Dana Oldroyd Cusick dribbled past four Pilot defenders and took a shot that was batted away by Portland's goalkeeper. Ringwood followed up on the ball and scored the first goal of the night to put BYU up 1-0.
Portland immediately went on the attack and got two good looks at the goal but BYU goalkeeper Erica Owens came up every time with big saves. BYU went into halftime leading 1-0.
Junior Kendall Johnson scored Portland's lone goal in the 80th minute as the Pilots tried for a comeback. BYU's defense and Owens in goal, however, were able to keep the Pilots from scoring again to keep the 2-1 victory.
The Pilots recorded 12 total shots to BYU's 11 with Amanda Frisbie leading all players with four shots.
The Cougars return home next week with a game against Gonzaga on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. MT.
Home on Thursday and away on Saturday
PROVO, Utah - The No. 5 BYU women's soccer team continues West Coast Conference play this week with a game at home on Thursday at 7 p.m. MDT against San Francisco and a game on the road against Portland on Saturday at 7 p.m. PDT.
The Cougars are out-scoring their opponents 26-6 and have recorded seven shutout wins this season. The team is currently on a 10-game unbeaten streak.
Goalkeeper Erica Owens has spent 1,141 minutes in front of the net and made 43 saves so far this year. Owens is ranked 12th in the NCAA for her GAA at .473 and 20th for her save percentage at .872.
San Francisco comes to Provo with a 5-5-3 overall record and an 0-2-0 record through league play. The Dons are on a two-game losing streak.
Mackenzie Kriser leads the team with seven goals, 46 shots and 16 points. Three other players have recorded double-digit shots this season.
San Francisco goalkeeper Madalyn Schiffel has made 62 saves and spent 960 minutes in front of the net so far this year.
The University of Portland boasts a 6-3-2 record this season and will begin WCC play on Oct. 11 before hosting the Cougars on Oct. 13.
Amanda Frisbie leads the squad with seven goals while teammate Kaila Cameli’s six goals is a close second. Frisbie leads with 38 shots and 18 points. Four other players have recorded double-digit shots and nine others have recorded at least one shot.
The Pilots have gone 0-2-1 in their last three games but are 2-1-1 through games against ranked opponents. Portland is averaging 3,390 fans at their home games, just slightly above BYU’s average of 3,298.
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Anyone wearing PINK to Thursday's game can get in for $2. Thursday's game is BYU's PINK game in support of "Breast Cancer Awareness Month".