Jacob Ence netted a hat-trick as BYU Men’s Soccer shutout Weber State Saturday night at South Field by a score of 4-0.
BYU wasted little time controlling possession, and fired off their first shot in the second minute. BYU would find the opener through Ence in the 12th minute, who placed a shot into the lower right corner from the left side of the penalty area.
Six minutes later the Cougars found a second, with Connor Fordham taking the ball into the box before passing the ball to a waiting Ence at the top of the six yard box. Ence placed the ball past two Wildcat defenders to get his second.
BYU continued to dominate possession in the Weber State half, and won a corner in the 46th minute. A well placed corner found the head of defender Adam Canfield, who put it into the net for BYU’s third.
The second half was again controlled by the Cougars, with several opportunities only lacking a final touch or finish.
However, in the 81st minute Ence intercepted a poor back pass to the Wildcat keeper, and place a strong one touch finish into the roof of the net to give the Cougars the 4-0 win and complete his hat-trick.
Weber State never threatened the BYU goal in the match, and recorded zero shots in the match. BYU will now travel to Rexburg to take on the Madison Dragons, a club formed of BYU-Idaho students.