Cougars take 5-0 exhibition win to 2021 start season
PROVO, Utah — In front of 1,938 fans at South Field, the No. 15 BYU women’s soccer team defeated Weber State 5-0 in an exhibition match to start the 2021 season.
“We got off to a great start,” said BYU head coach Jen Rockwood. “The girls were really excited to get going this season, and I really loved the energy they came out with. They got two quick ones and then we got settled a little bit, but then we challenged again at halftime to do the same thing. Score first, score early and score again, and I thought they did that well tonight.”
The Cougars struck just 41 seconds in the game with a goal from Olivia Wade on BYU’s first shot. At the 3:00 mark BYU struck again, courtesy of Cameron Tucker, going up 2-0.
In the second half, Bella Folino scored twice early and Ashton Johnson added the final tally late, giving the Cougars a 5-0 victory.
BYU starts its challenging non-conference, regular-season schedule Thursday, hosting Ohio State at South Field. The Cougars then go on to face Auburn, USC, Arkansa, Marquette, Utah, Missouri, Idaho State and Utah State.
“I’m looking forward to a challenging schedule with us having a special group this season,” Rockwood said. “Ohio State had a great spring season, and so they’re always extremely tough and have experienced players and an experienced coach. So, I’m really looking forward to that challenge and happy to open at South Field.”
Thursday’s match against Ohio State will be broadcast on BYUtv and the BYU Sports Network 107.9 FM/BYU Cougars App.