BYU men’s soccer travels for round two with Seahorses

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BYU soccer is traveling to Southern California to play its second game this season against the Southern California Seahorses Thursday night.

BYU defeated the Seahorses June 14 and earned its first home win of the season. BYU will have another chance to defeat the Seahorses on Thursday. In its previous game against the Seahorses, BYU maintained good ball possession and kept control of the game.

The Cougars celebrate a go-ahead goal in the 89th minute by freshman Blake Frischnecht. Photo by Chris Bunker
The Cougars celebrate a go-ahead goal in the 89th minute by freshman Blake Frischnecht. Photo by Chris Bunker

After several missed shots, head coach Chris Watkins put in a fresh pair of legs, forward Blake Frischkencht. The ball was flicked by forward Bryson Pope to Frischkencht. After being beat to the ball by a Seahorse defender, Frischkencht gained possession and scored the game-winning goal.

Frischkencht, a freshman, graduated from Centennial High School in Las Vegas one week before last week’s game, his first game with BYU. He was recruited out of high school while playing for the Las Vegas Sports Academy. He worked hard in practice all week alongside his new teammates and took advantage of the playing time during the game. Frischkencht is a strong addition to the team and is already contributing to its success.

“We were a little unlucky, but Blake came out of nowhere. He is the hero of the team. I was so excited when he scored, I had never yelled so loud. It was amazing,” said forward Jonathon Junca.

Watkins focused on finishing the opportunities in front of the goal during practices this week to ensure success in the Cougars’ games this weekend.

After their game on Thursday, the Cougars will play another game in California Saturday against the LA Misioneros.

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