Social Media Reacts To BYU Women’s Soccer Comeback Over UNC

Nov 24, 2023, 9:19 PM | Updated: 9:31 pm

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BYU players celebrate their win over UNC during the NCAA tournament quarterfinals in Provo on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023. BYU won 4-3. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

BYU women’s soccer took down North Carolina in the Elite Eight of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

The win sends BYU to its second College Cup in program history. But the way they accomplished the win had social media sounding off after the match.

BYU defeated the powerhouse Tar Heels 4-3 in front of a sold-out crowd at South Field in Provo.

The Cougars opened the match down 3-0 in the first 20 minutes. Entering the 81st minute of the match, BYU still trailed 3-1.

Brecken Mozingo scored a goal off her right foot to bring BYU within one. Then, one minute later, Bella Folino came through with her second goal to give BYU the equalizer in the 82nd minute.

After the equalizer, it felt like BYU was in a spot to take down the Tar Heels in an overtime period. But BYU wanted the victory in regulation.

On the snowy pitch, BYU stayed in attack mode. In the 89th minute, senior captain Olivia Wade-Katoa did the unthinkable, scoring the go-ahead goal to put BYU in front.

It was an improbable comeback victory that extends BYU’s season, where they will face Stanford on Friday, December 1, in Cary, North Carolina.

Social Media reacts to BYU women’s soccer win over North Carolina

Here are some notable social media reactions to BYU soccer’s big win.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on X and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.

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Social Media Reacts To BYU Women’s Soccer Comeback Over UNC