BYU women's soccer team beats USD 1-0

It was a night of record breaking at South Field for the BYU women’s soccer team who scored in the 83rd minute to beat the University of San Diego 1-0.

The Cougars saw some changes in their starting line-up against USD Friday night and broke two team records. Forward Madie Lyons has stepped up the past three games in the place of injured teammate and All-American player Ashley Hatch. She started next to transfer Jocelyn Loomis and bumped forward Michelle Murphy-Vasconcelos back to the att…

Childhood friends now lifelong teammates at BYU

There’s something special about the BYU women’s soccer team when the players step out onto the field. It feels like the girls have played together before. That’s because many of them have.
Six BYU women’s soccer players grew up playing together on Utah’s Sparta club soccer team. Bizzy Phillips, Stephanie Ringwood and Madie Lyons are on this year’s roster. Rachel Bingham, Alyssa Jefferson and Shaylyn Orr are currently serving missions, but will return to the team afterwards. Jocelyn Loomis als…

Utah Jazz gear up as preseason begins

Discipline, disruption. That’s Utah Jazz head coach’s motto for the 2015-2016 season.
Head coach Quin Snyder wants his defense to be more disciplined this year to get in the way of their opponent’s attack. Now in his second season as head coach, he is ready to build on last year’s experiences as the team finished 38-44 overall and have started the 2015-2016 preseason 2-0.
“(I feel) less anxiety about the unknown and more work about trying to figure out how to help your team improve and play …

Women's college sports adjusts to missionary age change

SALT LAKE CITY — The effects of a new, lower age for Mormon missionaries rippled through college women’s sports in Utah as players departed to serve, and now three years later many are returning to the field and making their presence felt.

Paige Hunt was a halfway through her first season at the soccer team at Brigham Young University when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2012 lowered the minimum age to depart on missions from 21 to 19 for women.

Despite helping the…