Five Cougars score in a 5-1 win over Pacific
STOCKTON, Calif. – Five different players found the back of the net in the second half as the BYU women's soccer team earned a 5-1 victory over Pacific on Thursday night at Knoles Field.
"The first half wasn't quite going the way we had hoped," BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "They stuck with it and didn't get too frustrated. They stayed with the game plan and played with more confidence. I challenged them to get the ball in the box and get the job done."
After a scoreless first half, sophomore Makaylie Moore started the second half and found the back of the net in the 54th minute. Junior Elise Flake crossed the ball near the penalty marker and Moore connected with the ball on a one-touch shot for a 1-0 advantage for the Cougars (9-4-1, 4-1 WCC).
Pacific (2-13, 0-6 WCC) quickly answered in the 56th minute with a long shot outside of the 18-yard box to even the score at 1-all. But, 12 seconds later, Flake took the ball down the field off the kickoff and after beating the defense scored to put BYU back on top, 2-1.
In the 63rd minute, junior Lizzy Braby scored a volley off a Josie Guinn cross to extend the lead to 3-1 for the Cougars.
BYU increased its lead to 4-1 when sophomores Mikayla Colohan and Cameron Tucker combined in the 73rd minute as Tucker passed the ball to an open Colohan who tapped the ball across the goal line.
Freshman Ashton Brockbank added a goal of her own when Tucker set her up for a shot near the top of the 18-yard box for the 5-1 victory.
The Cougars wrap up their road trip on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Saint Mary's. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. PST at Saint Mary's Stadium. A video stream will be available on TheW.tv. and audio broadcasts can be heard on BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143/107.9 FM) and ESPN 960 AM.
- Moore scored her third goal this season and Braby scored her fourth.
- Flake's game-winning goal was her ninth goal this season and she added her fifth assist on the season. She also recorded a season-high six shots. She leads the offense with 23 points and has climbed her way into the top 20 in BYU career goals with 15.
- Colohan found the back of the net for the fourth time this year and recorded a new season-high.
- Tucker tallied her third and fourth assists of the season.
- Brockbank notched her first career goal.
- The Cougars tallied 32 shots compared to the Tigers' eight.
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