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PROVO, Utah -- Led by a dynamic offensive attack, the BYU women’s soccer team remains undefeated at home after a 2-0 victory over Colorado College, Saturday.
“We played great team defense,” head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “Anytime you can hold someone to zero goals, it is a success. When you do that, you take the other team out of their rhythm.”
The Cougars (4-1) took command of the game early with Jessica Ringwood scoring on a centering cross by Carlee Payne Holmoe in the 16th minute of the game. The goal was the first of the season for Ringwood.
“I was happy with the way we held our composure in the first 15 to 20 minutes of the game,” Rockwood said. “That allowed us to net that early goal and we were able to keep the momentum throughout the game.”
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BYU controlled the tempo throughout the first half with a stalwart defensive effort, allowing only three shots in the period. The Cougars also exhibited a strong offensive performance leading 1-0 at halftime on 10 shots.
The home team continued to put on the pressure in the second half with Jaiden Thornock scoring two minutes into the period on a shot from about 35 yards out. It was her third goal of the season and was set up by Cloee Colohan, who notched her first assist of the year.
BYU tightened up its defense in the second half, holding the Tigers to only one shot. The Cougar offense continued creating scoring chances taking 11 shots to finish with a total of 21 for the game. This marked their third consecutive match with at least 20 shots.
The Cougars next home match is against Texas on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., a game that will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel.
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The attendance for the game was 3,181, the highest mark of the year thus far.