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Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 16 Sep 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

Defense leads No. 10 BYU to 1-0 win over UVU

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OREM, Utah ­­– A second half goal by senior defender Danika Serassio combined with strong defensive play gave the No. 10 BYU women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over UVU Monday night at Clyde Field.

BYU vs. UVU Box Score

“It’s a huge win for us and these games are always challenging,” BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “We fought through it. We had to battle and needed someone to step up and Danika did that for us and we put it away.”

A scoreless first half was highlighted by the Cougars’ (6-0) nine shots compared to the Wolverines’ (3-5) two as Sabrina Davis tallied a pair of saves in goal for BYU.

The Cougars came out strong in the second half, putting consistent pressure on the UVU defense but a goal didn’t come until the 64th minute when Serassio scored from distance after receiving the ball from freshman Jamie Shepherd to put BYU on top 1-0.

A red card was given to Shepherd in the 68th minute as the Cougars finished the game down a player.

Despite the push from the Wolverines’ offense in the final minutes of the match, the BYU defense prevailed to tally its fourth-straight shutout and fifth of the season.

Both teams managed to put shots on frame as the goalkeepers ended the game with a total of four saves apiece. The Cougars recorded 16 shots and five corner kicks while UVU tallied six and one, respectively.

The Cougars continue on the road as they travel to Kansas on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. CDT. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ and audio broadcasts can be heard on the BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App, BYU Radio 107.9 FM and ESPN 960 AM/ESPN 960 App.

GAME NOTES

  • Senior Danika Serassio netted her first career goal at BYU.
  • Freshman Jamie Shepherd tallied the assist on Serassio’s goal to give her the first of her career in a Cougar jersey.
  • The last time BYU was given a red card was against Utah in 2013.
  • This was the first meeting between the Cougars and Wolverines at Clyde Field as BYU remains undefeated, winning all five matches.
  • It has been 14 years since BYU started the season 6-0.
 

 
Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 10 Sep 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Tatiana Littlefield

No. 10 Cougars host No. 12 Texas A&M before traveling to UVU

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PROVO, Utah – The No. 10 BYU women's soccer team hosts No. 12 Texas A&M on Thursday, Sept. 12 before traveling across town to Utah Valley on Monday, Sept. 16.

BYU vs. Texas A&M and Utah Valley Game Notes

IN THE RANKINGS. With the announcement of the United Soccer Coaches and Top Drawer Soccer polls for this week, the Cougars stayed in the No. 10 and No. 12 spots, respectively. BYU has also consistently held the top spot in the United Soccer Coaches West Region poll.

LAST TIME ON THE FIELD. The Cougars were led by Elise Flake's offense and Sabrina Davis' defense as they shutout rival Utah 2-0 at South Field. Flake scored the first goal of the match in the 20th minute as she snuck past the defense and outsmarted the Ute goalkeeper. Davis recorded back-to-back diving saves to keep Utah off the board before Cameron Tucker scored in the 64th minute to secure the win.

SOUTH FIELD RECORDS. In the Utah match, 5,036 were in attendance at South Field, falling short of a record. BYU holds the top spot in the NCAA's attendance records so far in 2019 with a total of 9,208 fans in attendance for an average of 4,604. The South Field record is 5,735 when the Cougars hosted No. 1 UCLA in 2017.

No. 10 BYU (4-0-0, 0-0-0 WCC) vs. No. 12 Texas A&M (4-0-2, 0-0-0 SEC)

  • Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. MDT, at South Field
  • Television: BYUtv and online at byutv.org
  • TV Talent: Spencer Linton (play-by-play) and Carla Haslam (analyst)
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App/107.9 FM and ESPN 960 AM/ESPN 960 AM App
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Avery Walker (analyst)

THE AGGIES. Texas A&M is also undefeated this season, earning wins over Santa Clara, CSUN, Abilene Christian and Ohio State while tying Pepperdine and Brown. Similar to BYU, the Aggies have scored 12 goals this season while averaging 17.8 shots per game and are in second for game attendance. Jimena Lopez leads the offense with four goals and three assists and Shantel Hutton has only allowed two goals.

COUGARS VS. AGGIES. Having only competed in one match, Texas A&M holds a 1-0 advantage over BYU after earning a 2-0 win in College Station, Texas in 2018.

No. 10 BYU (4-0-0, 0-0-0 WCC) vs. Utah Valley (2-4-0, 0-0-0 WAC)

  • Monday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. MDT, at Clyde Field
  • Live Stream: WAC Digital Network
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App/107.9 FM and ESPN 960 AM/ESPN 960 AM App
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Avery Walker (analyst)

THE WOLVERINES. Utah Valley's pair of wins came at home against Cal Poly, 2-0, and Cal State Fullerton, 2-1. Most recently, the Wolverines fell 5-0 to the West Coast Conference's Santa Clara. UVU has scored six goals while allowing 12 and they are led by Amber Tripp's three goals and one assist.

COUGARS VS. WOLVERINES. BYU holds a dominant 4-0 lead in the series with the last win coming in 2018. The Cougars took a 3-1 victory at South Field with Flake and Bella Folino netting goals.

 

 
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