Four different Cougar players scored multiple goals in the win over Washington State 24-1 on March 28.
The Cougars came out fast as Zach Jordan scored the first goal after just one minute of play. BYU continued to move the ball to the find open shooter and scored an additional five times in the first quarter. Strong defense and smart plays on offense put the Cougars up early and set the pace.
Every time Washington State brought the ball down the Cougars began to apply pressure, often double- or triple-teaming. It paid off, as they held Washington State to just one point.
The Cougars won the face-off to start the second quarter and immediately got a shot off, but the Washington goalie deflected the ball out of bounds. Both teams played excellent defense, as neither team scored for the first five minutes of the second quarter.
Jake Arbon made his second unassisted goal of the game and began a constant attack from the Cougars of Washington State. Jordan scored his second goal in one of the five consecutive possessions in which BYU scored. The Cougars led 16-1 at the end of the first half.
Washington had six different man-up opportunities to try and make a comeback, but the Cougars held fast and kept them from capitalizing on the penalties.
The Cougars continued to press until the end and had more than 15 players score a goal.
BYU goes on the road to Utah State April 2 and will be home again April 3 to take on Simon Fraser.