Team out to create blast from the past


    By Ronell Hugh

    The BYU women”s soccer team is on the road today as it energizes itself for the Gonzaga University Bulldogs on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. in Spokane, Wash.

    The Cougars are coming off a huge 2-0 win against the Idaho State University Bengals on Saturday.

    Fresh and ready for their second road trip, the Cougars left Monday afternoon to prepare for the Bulldogs.

    “We”ll have a little kick around practice Monday night, play in the afternoon and fly home,” said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood.

    The Cougars” record is 5-2-1 and they are stirring for another victory.

    The last time the Cougars and Bulldogs met was Oct. 13, 1995. Rockwood was the coach during that game and it was the first season for the Cougars as an NCAA-sanctioned team.

    The Cougars came out on top that game as they walloped the Bulldogs 4-0. The Cougars have the desire to repeat that type of victory and do the same thing that they did against the Bengals on Saturday.

    “Hopefully, we can do the same things that we did tonight,” Rockwood said after Saturday”s game. “Start out strong, work the ball on the wings and win by extending crosses.”

    Changes were made in the game against the Bengals and Rockwood has indicated the new line up is the one they will be using.

    The Cougars will have had four games in the space of seven days. The players know what they need to do to be ready and bursting to go.

    “We just have to take care of ourselves,” said senior forward Lydia Ojuka. “I know soccer wise we”re ready to go; we can play soccer. We just have to make sure we”re physically capable of coming out strong.”

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