Cougars Tie In Front of Record Attendance
PROVO -- With a season-high 3,117 in attendance, the No. 10 BYU women’s soccer team (5-0-1) faced-off with the LSU Tigers (1-3-1) Thursday night ending in a double-overtime 0-0 tie after BYU's first meeting with extra minutes this season.
“I thought it was a good game,” said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. “We had a lot of great opportunities tonight, as far as keeping momentum up, and LSU did a great job of not giving us too many good looks. We need to control the ball a little bit better and talk more on the field, but overall we played well tonight against a very good team.”
The Cougars started off the game strong with the first offensive attack coming from defender Lindsi Lisonbee, a shot into the hands of LSU goalkeeper Mo Isom.
Both teams went into the locker room at halftime scoreless after playing hard for 45 minutes. BYU had four attempts at goal in the first half while LSU had three.
LSU came out in the second half with a quick first shot by Banks, but it was successfully deflected by BYU goalie McKinzie Olson. Olson recorded three saves on the night.
The Cougars fought back with a close call at goal by Kassidy Shumway, but the shot sailed just over the right corner of the goal, keeping the game scoreless.
With just 20 minutes to play in the game, Ringwood gave the Cougars another close call at goal with a free kick that barely missed the right corner of the net. Ringwood recorded a game-high four shots on goal for BYU.
After multiple attempts at goal from both teams, the second half came to a close with the score still tied 0-0 to force the game into overtime, the first overtime game for the Cougars this season. BYU had totaled 11 shots while LSU had six.
Despite the exhaustion from battling for 90 minutes, the Cougars started out strong in overtime with the first eight of the ten minutes spent on the offensive side of field. However, neither team was able to net the ball, pushing the game into double overtime and adding another ten minutes to the board.
Both teams battled hard, with BYU adding two more shots on goal. Unfortunately, no attempts from either team were successful and the game ended in a tie of 0-0. BYU finished with 15 shots while LSU had six.
The Cougars will next play this Saturday against the Marquette Golden Eagles in the last game of their five-game home swing on South Field at 7 p.m.
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