No. 14 BYU faces No. 6 Stanford in NCAA Second Round
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — No. 6 seed BYU women's soccer will travel to North Carolina for the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament against the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday afternoon.
Thursday’s matchup has been scheduled for 3 p.m. EST. The game will be carried live on BYURadio.org, the BYU Radio app and BYU Radio 107.9 FM. The game will also be streamed on ESPN+.
TOURNAMENT HISTORY. Under the direction of head coach Jennifer Rockwood, BYU has previously made 22 NCAA tournament appearances, including five Sweet Sixteens, two Elite Eights and a College Cup finals appearance last season. BYU was the No. 12 seed last year and finished as the NCAA College Cup National Runner-Up, falling in penalty kicks in the championship game.
LAST TIME ON THE PITCH. BYU last competed against Utah Valley on Friday, Nov. 11 in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at South Field. The Cougars won 3-0 to knock off the Wolverines, with goals by freshman Allie Fryer, sophomore Tara Warner and junior Rachel McCarthy. Warner’s goal marks her first-career collegiate goal. Fryer’s goal is her eighth on the season, while McCarthy notched her second.
CONFERENCE RECOGNITION. The WCC awards were released on Wednesday, Nov. 9, and the Cougars took home seven honors. Jamie Shepherd was recognized as WCC Midfielder of the Year, while Laveni Vaka was honored as WCC Defender of the Year. Shepherd and Vaka were two of three Cougars named to the All-WCC First Team, joining standout forward Brecken Mozingo. Juniors Olivia Smith and Olivia Wade received All-WCC Second Team honors. Freshmen Allie Fryer and Izzi Stratton were both named to the WCC All-Freshman Team.
BYU NOTES (11-2-6, 6-0-3)
- BYU was ranked No. 14 nationally in the latest Top Drawer Soccer College National Rankings
- Mozingo leads the Cougars in goals (12), assists (10) and points (34)
- As a true freshman, Fryer has the second-most goals on the season (8)
- Mozingo finds herself in the BYU record book with 10 assists in a single season, which is tied for fourth-highest in BYU history. She is now ranked No. 4 in most shots in a season, with 104, right behind former Cougar Sara Reading's 107. With three multi-goal games this season, Mozingo is also tied for fourth-most multi-goal games amongst Cougars
- Fryer also finds herself in the record book with eight goals in a single season as a true freshman, which is tied for sixth-highest in BYU history
- BYU’s last game against Stanford was in the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2019 where the Cardinal beat the Cougars 5-1
Head Coach - Jennifer Rockwood
- Record at BYU: 435-125-53
- 28th season as head coach of BYU
- Seventh in NCAA Division I active career winning percentage (.754)
STANFORD NOTES. (17-2-2, 9-1-1)
- Stanford finished its regular season No. 1 in the Pac-12 and No. 7 nationally
- The Cardinal last played San Jose State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, winning 6-0
- Lumi Kostmayer leads her team in goals (10), points (23) and shots (62)
- Freshman Jasmine Aikey scored four goals, including three in the span of three minutes, to secure the 6-0 victory over San Jose State
Head Coach - Paul Ratcliffe
- Record as head coach at Stanford: 356-66-34
- 20th season as head coach at Stanford University
- Ratcliffe has collected more victories than any other coach in Stanford men’s or women’s soccer history
- Under the direction of Ratcliffe, the Stanford women have won three national championships, reached five NCAA Finals, won nine Pac-12 titles, played in nine College Cups and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 13 of the past 16 seasons
- The Cardinal has advanced to the College Cup nine of the last 14 seasons
COUGARS VS. THE CARDINAL. The Cougars and the Cardinal have played eight times previously, with Stanford leading the series 5-3. The last time the two teams met was in the NCAA Elite Eight on Nov. 9, 2019 when the Cardinal beat the Cougars 5-1 on Maloney Field at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The only BYU goal of the match came from a Stanford own-goal in the 54th minute.
- Thursday, November 17, at 3 p.m. EST on Dorrance Field
- Radio: BYURadio.org/BYU Radio App/BYU Radio 107.9 FM
- Radio play-by-play: Greg Wrubell
- TV Stream: ESPN+
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