BYU's tournament run ends in third round against South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. — BYU's NCAA tournament run ended in the third round on Saturday night, with the Cougars falling 1-0 against top seed South Carolina at Stone Stadium.
"I'm really proud of the way we played," BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "It was a great college environment here tonight. Obviously we're dissapointed with the result. We played really hard and it just didn't fall our way."
For BYU, it was the fifth trip in program history to the third round of the tournament, and the third time Cougars' tournament ended there.
Despite close chances for both teams, the first half resulted in a 0-0 tie.
South Carolina placed seven first-half shots on goal. Hannah Clark saved four, while BYU had three team saves.
In the 69th minute, a penalty kick was awarded to South Carolina after a foul in the box. Chelsea Drennan put it past clard to give the Gamecocks a 1-0 advantage.
That was the only score of the match, as the Cougars were unable to equalize in the remaining time.
On the game, BYU outshot South Carolina 14-13, and had a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. The Gamecocks placed nine shots on goal, while the Cougars had three.
BYU finished the season 18-3-1.
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