Madie Lyons named WCC Player of the Week

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Allie Hamilton
BYU women’s soccer forward Madie Lyons shoots her second goal of the game in the Cougars’ 4-1 win over Saint Mary’s on Nov. 7. Lyons was named the WCC Player of the Week. (Allie Hamilton)

BYU women’s soccer sophomore forward Madie Lyons was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week after scoring the first and fourth goals in the Cougar’s 4-1 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Lyons scored a goal in each half from outside the box in the 11th and 74th minutes, respectively. Her first goal came on a shot to far post following a pass from fellow forward Jocelyn Loomis, giving BYU a lead of 1-0. Lyons netted the final goal of the night after receiving a pass from senior defender Sarah Chambers Gardner, putting the Cougars up 4-1. She also assisted sophomore forward Nadia Gomes’ goal in the 27th minute.

“It’s about time I put some in and I just (received) beautiful balls from Sarah and other players as well. I played for them and I put those in for them,” Lyons said after the game.

Lyons started every conference game this season in the absence of All-American forward Ashley Hatch. She scored three goals and had four assists in the nine games of regular season play. This is her first time receiving WCC Player of the Week honors. Michele Murphy Vasconcelos and Gomes previously earned the award this season.

The Cougars will play Utah Valley University in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. MST at South Field.

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