BYU women’s soccer enters week hungry for more success

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Elisabeth Phillips looking for an open teammate to pass to.
Elisabeth Phillips in the Cougars win over Long Beach State. (Bryan Pearson)

After losing three straight games, the Cougars (2-3-2) regained much of their confidence back in their win last week against Long Beach State. This momentum will be crucial as they take on Oregon (4-2-1) and Colorado College (4-1-2) this week at South Field. After this week, the Cougars will head on the road for three straight matches.

The Cougars will take on Oregon Thursday at 7 p.m. and Colorado College on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  Oregon’s scoring has come from a variety of players, with Lilly Archer leading the attack with two goals and three assists so far this season. Colorado College is led by Sarah Schweiss who has five goals so far this season. Colorado is averaging 18 shots per game, while BYU is averaging 14.7 shots per game.

Possessing the ball was key for the Cougars in their win over Long Beach State. Possession is what created their scoring opportunities.

“Tonight, especially the first half, our ball movement and composure with the ball was as good as we have seen it so far this year,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said on Saturday.

The Cougars were fueled by Ashley Hatch, a sophomore striker, and her two goals in their 2-0 win over Long Beach State.

The Cougars look to continue to improve their record and finish their home stand with a three game win streak beginning Thursday.

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