Cougars Win First Conference Game

Sophomore redshirt Dana Oldroyd recorded her first goal of her career in BYU's 4-1 victory over Wyoming. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LARAMIE -- Scoring often and quickly on the road in their first conference game of the 2010 season, the No. 12 BYU women's soccer team (10-1-1, 1-0-0) cruised to a 4-1 victory over the the Wyoming Cowgirls (6-7-0, 0-1-0) on Saturday.

"We were really excited to start conference play today," said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "The girls have really prepared well for this and everything up to this point has been to get ready for our conference season."

Redshirt sophomore Dana Oldroyd netted her first career goal for BYU as the fourth and final goal in the victory over Wyoming.

"I thought we got off to a real solid start with an early goal to help settle us down but then they came back with a really nice goal," Rockwood said. "I was very proud of how we came out in the second half and got back in our rhythm."

The Cougars finished the game with 17 shots to Wyoming's seven.

The first half of action saw BYU's first goal from senior Kassidy Shumway off an assist from Jennie Marshall after just four minutes of play.

The teams would head into their locker rooms tied at 1-1 after the Cowgirls also got on the board with a goal from redshirt junior Kayla Davis.

Sophomore defender Lindsi Lisonbee scored BYU's second goal off a 40-yard free kick in the 62nd minute with teammate sophomore Jessica Ringwood hitting a shot in the upper left corner of the net, for BYU's third goal, just six minutes later.

Oldroyd's goal came in the 73rd minute of action, another five minutes after BYU's last score, to complete the fastest scoring series this season for BYU. The Cougars netted three goals in 11 minutes of play to secure the victory.

BYU goalkeeper McKinzie Olson recorded a full 90 minutes in front of the net for BYU with two saves on the day.

The Cougars will continue their conference action next Saturday, Oct. 9, back home on South Field against the Air Force Falcons at 8 p.m.

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