10th-ranked BYU women’s soccer maintained its perfect record at South Field on Thursday evening in Provo, defeating 12th-ranked Texas A&M 2-0 in a Top 15 clash.
The Cougars thoroughly dominated the Aggies from the start, and only allowed one Aggie shot the entire first half. The Cougars fired off several shots in the first 20 minutes, and then finally found the breakthrough goal in the 34th minute. Josie Guinn took the ball into the 18 yard box and found Elise Flake, who turned and shot the ball towards goal. A friendly deflection took the ball past Aggie goalkeeper Shantel Hutton to put the Cougars up 1-0.
ELISE FLAKE with the opening goal for No. 10 @byusoccer_w against No. 12 Texas A&M. Flake becomes the first player to score against the Aggies in over 500 minutes. #BYUwSOC #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/yR5SUE1zyn— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) September 13, 2019
The Cougars press continued, putting a second past Hutton in the 37th minute. Flake again received the ball in the box, cutting back onto her right foot to place a low shot into the bottom left corner, giving the Cougars a 2-0 lead.
With 2 goals in just 5 minutes, Elise Flake puts the Cougars up 2-0 against Texas A&M. #BYUwSOC #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/HvEmEklTcW— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) September 13, 2019
The Cougars dominated the entirety of the second half, allowing just three more shots, keeping the Aggies to just four shots in the match, none of which were on goal. The Cougars, meanwhile, took 22 shots, 10 of which were on frame.
The win moves the Cougars to 5-0 on the season. The Cougars have outscored their opponents 14-1 in their five matches, and this is now the third straight shutout for the Cougars.
BYU will play at Utah Valley on Monday evening at 7 p.m. at Clyde Field in Orem.