PROVO, Utah – No.12 women’s football BYU defeated LMU 2-0 on a frosty Saturday night at South Field, going undefeated in the West Coast Conference game.
With Santa Clara’s loss to Portland on Saturday night, BYU (11-3-1, 6-0 WCC) are now the only undefeated team in the conference, setting up a massive clash next Saturday, when BYU travels to take on Santa Clara. the way.
âIt’s tough to win in conference this time of year,â said Jennifer Rockwood, BYU head coach. âAs other teams are finding out, it doesn’t just happen. We did a good job tonight putting the pressure on after losing the ball and getting it back. It was a good game for us. “
BYU dominated the game overall, edging LMU 30-4 in the game. LMU goalkeeper Kendyll Humphreys made 11 saves. While the Cougars owned the ball most of the game, the Lions packed defensemen in the back, altering many BYU attempts.
The Cougars have now scored 30 goals in conference and allowed only three goals to their WCC opponents in six games.
BYU started the game with the third fastest goal in program history as sophomore Bella Folino hit the back of the net in the 54th second of the game, after the ball crossed the box in two. rebounds.
The Cougars kept up the pressure and possession, staying in their third forward. Folino came close to getting his second of the night as second-year cross Brecken Mozingo was sent into the box and saved by Humphreys.
BYU maintained the majority of possession as the Cougars were shooting after the fact. Sophomore Oliva Wade took the 14th shot of the evening, narrowly missing the crossbar in the 29th minute.
LMU took her first shot of the night with Skylar Robledo’s foot in the lower left corner in the 43rd minute, the shot was saved by senior Cassidy Smith for BYU. Soon after, Robledo received the game’s first yellow card after beating first-year Olivia Smith. BYU tried to capitalize on a last-minute free kick, but failed to find the back of the net.
The Cougars dominated the half with 18 shots and eight on goal. The Lions made seven saves with Humphreys keeping the defense together.
BYU continued to hold on, however, still unable to capitalize on the shots taken. Senior Cameron Tucker fired a shot into the box in the 57th minute. However, Humphreys refused to let anything beyond his goal line.
LMU had a break leading up to his second shot of the night from Madison Thomas, saved by Smith.
Senior All-American Mikayla Colohan scored the Cougars’ second goal of the night after being fouled in the box in the 69th minute. Colohan’s converted penalty marks his 13th goal of the season, his 47th career goal and his fourth all-time in program history.
BYU and LMU continued their fight on the ground. Freshman Addie Gardner tried to add another goal to the books for BYU with a back heel shot, narrowly missing the far post.
The Cougars didn’t give in to their offense, retaining possession and continuing to add shots and keep the pressure on their third forward until the end. BYU finished the game with 30 shots, 13 on goal and 11 corners, while limiting LMU to four shots, with two on goal and no corners in the game.
The Cougars will travel to Stevens Stadium for the game against reigning national champions Santa Clara on Saturday, October 30 at 1 p.m. PDT. The game will be broadcast on the WCC and BYU Sports Network / BYU Radio 107.9 FM / BYU Cougars App.