BYU women’s soccer wins its fifth straight

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No. 20 BYU women’s soccer won on Marissa Nimmer’s late goal as Cougars shutout San Diego on Nov. 1 at South Field.

The win makes the fifth straight shutout for the Cougars. They look to continue this momentum going into NCAA first round later this month.

The women's soccer team celebrates Marissa Nimmer's goal as BYU prevailed 1-0 in its fifth straight shutout. Photo courtesy Mark Philbrick/ BYU Photo
The women’s soccer team celebrates Marissa Nimmer’s goal as BYU prevailed 1-0 in its fifth straight shutout. (Photo courtesy Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

“This was a big game for us, an important three points for us at this part of the season. San Diego’s a great team. They are very dangerous. We were concerned about their counter attacks, and our defense did a fantastic job of keeping another shutout,” said coach Jennifer Rockwood.

This shutout victory makes the 21st in BYU goalkeeper Erica Owen’s college career.

Going into the game BYU kept the pressure on San Deigo with 25 shots on goal. BYU outshot San Diego nine to one.

“We challenged our forwards to shoot the ball a little bit more in the second half; Colette got a lot of shots off, and obviously Ashley’s shot led to the goal,” Rockwood said.

In the 79th minute Ashley Hatch rattled off a shot that bounced off the crossbar, and Nimmer cleaned up the loose ball for the win.

With the win the Cougars look to keep the momentum going as they strive for the West Coast Conference title. The BYU women’s soccer team has two regular season games left before it goes to the NCAA tournament.

The Cougars will look to continue the shutout streak when they play Pacific Nov. 7 at home.

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