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Week 1 Review (Aug. 14-20)

Aug 25, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 11:52 am | Updated: August 29, 2016 5:35 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – A much-aniticipated first week of action was punctuated by BYU's 2-1 win in double overtime at Washington State. Leading up to the game, the Cougars were featured in interviews and articles as they made their final preparations for play.

Here are the Pac-12 Network's highlights from BYU's season-opening win:

Rachel Boaz mentioned among toughest goalkeepers to beat in 2016

Aug 17, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 10:03 am | Updated: August 17, 2016 10:09 am | Permalink

The NCAA published a list on its website of the five toughest goalkeepers to beat in women's soccer, and BYU's Rachel Boaz made the cut.

Freshman Quick Kicks: Lizzy Braby and Elise Flake

Aug 02, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 3:30 pm | Updated: July 21, 2017 8:27 am | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – A pair of club teammates joins the BYU women's soccer family this fall in midfielder Lizzy Braby and Elise Flake.

Braby, a midfielder from Murray, Utah, followed up successful high school and club careers by playing with the U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team in New Zealand this summer. She appeared as a substitute in three games against the host country.

Freshman Quick Kicks: Danika Bowman

Aug 01, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 1:24 pm | Updated: August 1, 2016 2:11 pm | Permalink

PROVO – Remembering previous team titles is a tough counting exercise for Danika Bowman.

"I think four national titles, a few regional titles, a few state titles," she said. "I think."

Freshman Quick Kicks: Brynlee Welch

Aug 01, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 12:50 pm | Updated: August 1, 2016 2:12 pm | Permalink

PROVO – Brynlee Welch doubts she's the fastest player on the team.

"But I think it would be fun to race," she said.

Welch, an incoming freshman from Hyrum, Utah, ran track at Mountain Crest High School, running the 100 meters and anchoring the 4x100 meter team at the state meet.

"My speed has set me apart from other players at times," Welch said. "If I get beat, I have confidence that I can get back. On a long ball, I'm usually the first person back."

BYU's next three opponents have seen South Field at its finest

Aug 27, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 12:15 pm | Updated: August 27, 2015 12:57 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s soccer's next three opponents all have one thing in common, they have been the opponents for the attendance record at South Field for eight of the past nine years.

Friday’s opponent, Colorado, came to Provo in 2006 as the 21st ranked team in the nation and became the first opponent to play in front of 4,000 fans at South Field. The 4,742 fans saw the 18th ranked Cougars win 3-2 and broke the previous South Field attendance record by nearly 1,000 fans.

Preseason Recap

Aug 21, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 12:10 am | Updated: August 21, 2015 11:16 am | Permalink

Meet the Freshmen

Aug 20, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 11:59 pm | Permalink

If you haven't already, get to know the 2015 freshmen with the signing class release along with what's new with them now that they're on campus for the 2015 season.

Cassidy Smith

Sabrina Macias

Freshman Quick Kicks: Brianna Hatch

Aug 19, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 11:19 am | Updated: August 19, 2015 3:41 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – Freshman Brianna Hatch certainly has the name value that comes with having a highly visible older sister, Ashley. Even though Brianna has followed Ashley to Provo, she’s done it in her own way.

The jumping off point would be the Arizona State Playoffs last winter. Her Highland High soccer team was in the state semifinals. Hatch scored a game-winning goal in the first period of overtime to send Highland to the state title. 

Freshman Quick Kicks: Madie Siddoway

Aug 19, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 10:39 am | Updated: August 19, 2015 10:48 am | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – Freshman midfielder Madie Siddoway was able to close out her club soccer experience the way she wanted to before arriving in Provo for her debut season with the Cougars.