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BYU Men’s Soccer beats Utah, 5-1

Ken Jenson

The BYU Men’s soccer team hosted Utah on Saturday night at South Field and crushed the Utes 5-1 in the season opener.

The Cougars opened with possession and dominated the early stages, going up 2-0 inside 25 minutes. BYU would hold that lead until halftime, allowing no great chances for the Utes.

BYU continued its dominance in the second half, going up 5-0 before giving up a late goal on a Utah set-piece. The Cougars controlled possession and attacked the Utes from every angle, dominating the midfield and sending through balls into dangerous positions.

BYU remains undefeated in their conference play since returning to club soccer. The Cougars play the likes of Utah, Utah State, Weber State, Boise State, Madison Dragons (BYU-Idaho), and Utah Valley (club) in their conference. BYU won the 2017 Club National Championship, and is looking to return to the national championships and make a deep run in the tournament again.

BYU’s next game is Saturday at 7 p.m. MT against Weber State at BYU’s South Field Stadium.