BYU Women’s Soccer ran rampant over Pepperdine on Wednesday night in Provo, scoring five as they returned to their winning ways with a 5-1 victory.
The Cougars donned their blackout kits for the first time this season, and looked sharp in their play as well. It didn’t take long for the Cougars to take the lead, with Freshman SaraJayne Affleck scoring the opener in the 4th minute off a cross from Cameron Tucker.
Starting this game off strong with a cross from @camerontuckerr to SJ for a goal in the 4th minute!#BYUwSOC #GoCougs— BYU Women's Soccer (@byusoccer_w) October 10, 2019
The Cougars continued their high pressure, and it paid off with another goal in the 12th minute. Elise Flake picked up the ball and beat her defender, poking a shot past the goalkeeper. The ball hit the post, but was redirected right back to Flake with the keeper beat.
CAREER GOAL #️⃣3️⃣0️⃣ for @EliseFlake!!!#BYUwSOC #GoCougs— BYU Women's Soccer (@byusoccer_w) October 10, 2019
Ten minutes later, the Cougars would find a third when Mikayla Colohan played a perfectly-weighted through ball to Flake, who slotted home her second and gave the Cougars the 3-0 lead in the 22nd minute.
Elise Flake scores her second goal of the game, twenty-two minutes in. BYU now leads 3-0 over Pepperdine.#BYUwSOC #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/bUMr97hOiw— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) October 10, 2019
Despite being down 3-0, Pepperdine moved possession into the Cougars half and eventually found their lone goal in the game in the 42nd minute.
The Cougars responded immediately in the second half, and would score two more goals to extend the lead and make the win comfortable. Senior Lizzy Braby would score her first goal of the season on a beautiful shot from the right side of the box in the 49th minute.
BYU has started strong in the second half with a goal by Lizzy Braby. BYU leads the second half 4-1 over Pepperdine.#BYUwSOC #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/4LvHgbEVkO— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) October 10, 2019
Mikayla Colohan would add a fifth in the 55th minute, as Tucker placed a pass to Colohan’s foot right in front of the Pepperdine goal. Colohan cooly finished and gave the Cougars their final goal of the evening.
Mikayla Colohan lands the fifth goal of the game. BYU now with a four goal lead over Pepperdine bringing the score to 5-1.#BYUwSOC #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/HBYMUMPYK4— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) October 10, 2019
BYU would then alternate the squad, sending in many players who received their first minutes of the season. However, the Cougars were unable to substitute Colohan off before she suffered an injury. At the time of the article, the injury was not clear nor specified, although it appeared to be an upper body injury.
The Cougars remain undefeated on the season and have drawn just one match at Santa Clara. The Cougars win moves them to 11-0-1 on the season. BYU will host Pacific on Saturday night at 7 pm.