BYU Women’s soccer shuts down Denver 7-0

Nadia Gomes shoots the ball against Utah State. Gomes scored one goal in BYU's victory. (BYU Photo)
Nadia Gomes kicks the ball earlier this year. Gomes scored on goal in BYU’s blowout victory over Denver. (BYU Photo)

The No. 4 BYU women’s soccer team decimated Denver University 7-0 on Thursday night in Provo, despite dealing with a lightning delay and extreme weather conditions throughout the game.

“We had a very impressive first 15 minutes,” said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. “We are getting better at the small things and we are scoring goals.”

Ashley Hatch found the back of the net in minute No. 4. The Cougars added two more scores in the next 10 minutes, giving themselves a 3-0 lead.

“We wanted to put the game away early,” said Michele Vasconcelos. “Our team play is so on right now it makes it really easy to score when teammates are playing great balls to each other.”

Going into halftime, BYU led Denver 4-0. Hatch, Vasconcelos, Nadia Gomes and Elena Medieros all scored for the Cougars.

“The coaches told me I need to find more touches on the ball,” Gomes said. “I did that and I was able to score.”

BYU goalie Hannah Clark earned her fourth shutout of the season with the victory.

“Our girls kept it together, performed well and got the job done,” Rockwood said. “Now it’s time to recover for Saturday’s game.”

The Cougars will host Long Beach State on Saturday night.

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