No. 7 BYU Soccer Scores Top-15 Win Over Kansas To Remain Unbeaten
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The motto for the BYU women’s soccer team in 2019 is “Find A Way.” On Thursday night, the No. 7 ranked Cougars pulled off a big win in Big XII country over the No. 14 Kansas Jayhawks.
The Cougars (7-0) defeated Kansas (7-2) 2-0 to keep their undefeated season alive and continue their best start to a season since 2005.
After a scoreless first half, which was the second consecutive match BYU was held scoreless through the first 45 minutes, BYU’s attack jumped on the Jayhawks early in the second half.
Thirty-two seconds into the second half in the 46th minute Cameron Tucker set up Elise Flake for a goal to give BYU a 1-0 lead. Flake’s goal was her seventh of the season.
Minutes later, Mikayla Colohan followed up the quick-strike attack from the Cougars in the second half with a goal of her own in the 48th minute extending the lead to 2-0.
BYU’s defense shut down their opposition like they’ve been known to do this season. The Cougars recorded their fifth consecutive shutout and sixth of the season.
“This was a fantastic women’s college soccer game and we were really challenged,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “I am impressed with our team and how we started off and how we had to fight through at the end to hold off a surge that Kansas had. It was a great game tonight.”
The Cougars recorded 16 shots and five corner kicks while the Jayhawks tallied 12 and six, respectively. BYU goalkeeper Sabrina Davis tallied four saves on the night.
BYU will stay in the Sunflower State as they will travel to Manhattan, Kansas to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (MDT) and the game will be streamed on ESPN+.
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.