Cougars beat Ducks 1-0

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The BYU women’s soccer team won a tough fought match in Eugene, Oregon Monday night to improve its record to 10-1.

The game was dominated by defense, with shots on goal few and far between for both the Cougars and the Ducks. BYU took the match over the University of Oregon with a final score of only 1-0.

This is the Cougar’s eighth-straight win and 10th-straight game of 10 or more shots on goal.

Carlee Payne Holmoe hit what proved to be the game-winning goal in the sixth minute off a great assist from sophomore forward Jaiden Thornock.

The one goal proved plenty of scoring to secure the win as BYU goalkeeper Erica Owens and the Cougar defense racked up their sixth shutout this year. But Coach Jennifer Rockwood has constantly claimed the Cougar’s stellar defense is a result of great play from every player. She affirms the team’s defense is not only a result of an amazing back line, but also stellar forwards who keep opponents off balance and out of rhythm.

The Cougars will put their eight-game winning streak on the line Thursday evening back at home on South Field against cross-town-rival Utah Valley University.

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