BYU men’s soccer earns back-to-back wins against Boise State and Utah State
The BYU men’s soccer team faced off against Boise State on Friday and Utah State Saturday, finishing off the month with two high-scoring victories.
The team defeated Boise 6-2 and shut out Utah State 7-0. With a 2022 season total of 71 scored goals, neither of these blowout games came as a surprise.
“Both teams played different ways against us tactically,” said forward Aaron Jolley. “One of the main factors that contributed to our win was the fact that we were able to score 13 goals in two games.”
Talmage Woodhouse scored the first two goals against the Broncos, with Ryan Tetro, assisted by Tyler Ashby, and Andrew Wilson, assisted by Jolley, following close behind. Their four goals put the Cougars ahead 4-0 by the end of the first half. While Boise State managed to score two goals against BYU’s defense, Colton Rouse scored with an assist from Woodhouse, and Woodhouse scored a third time to secure their win.
Eric Morris began the Cougars’ score streak against Utah State in the fourth minute, followed by Talmage Woodhouse in the seventh, Morris again in the eighth, Woodhouse again in the sixteenth and Brayden Gonder in the 41st. They began the second half leading 5-0. BYU’s defense held their ground against Utah State while both Ryan Tetro and Gonder scored in the last ten minutes of the game to lengthen their lead.
With these two wins, the team is currently 3-0-1, with their only tie being their first game against the University of Utah on Sept. 15. The players are optimistic about their season, but they also know they need to be prepared for difficult games in the future.
“We need to keep doing what we’re doing, but we also need to figure out problems or situations during games where we’re getting beat and figure out how to work on those throughout the season,” Jolley said. “We need to work on fixing problems when we see them quicker, as well as adjusting quicker to what the other team is going to throw our way.”
The men will face off against the University of Utah for the second time this season on Friday, Oct. 6 in Salt Lake City.