BYU women’s soccer prepares for season with intrasquad scrimmages

Claire Gentry
Photo credit: Claire Gentry

The Brigham Young University women’s soccer preseason kicked off with the latest blue-white scrimmage at South Field. After an Elite Eight appearance last year, the team looks ready for another run. 

On Wednesday night the blue team beat the white team 2-0, powered by goals from Mikayla Colohan and Kendell Petersen.

 Colohan, a senior midfielder, was a stand out last season for the Cougars, finishing second on the team in goals scored. This year she is ready for more. After the scrimmage, Colohan said, “I feel ready. I’ve been waiting for a game for too long. These blue and white games are fun, but I want to play a real game, and I think everybody feels the same. We’re super excited for whenever we are finally able to play a game.”

Colohan is already impressing so far this season, scoring a hat trick in the first scrimmage of the year.

After the season was delayed until next spring, Coach Rockwood is using the scrimmages to get her team prepared. Coach Rockwood said, “We’ve made so much progress over the last three months. It’s just so much fun seeing them out there playing again in a position.”

Coach Rockwood also explained what she is looking for specifically in the game-like scrimmages, “We’re just looking for our players to move the ball quickly. You know, the game is so different when you’re out on the field versus just training every day.”

The first date listed for competition is February 3rd. If you weren’t able to catch the action, the scrimmages are on demand on the BYUtv app.

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