BYU loses its second SEC road game, falling 2-0 to Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The BYU women’s soccer team fell to Arkansas 2-0 Monday Night in front of a crowd of 2,370 fans for the Razorbacks’ home opener.
Despite the Cougars outshooting the Razorbacks 14-11, Arkansas controlled the momentum throughout the match, and BYU couldn’t turn it around.
Cameron Tucker made her 2021 regular season debut in the game, after missing the first three games due to a knee injury. Tucker played 37 minutes off the bench.
Arkansas put pressure on BYU early, and opened by scoring in the fourth minute on an indirect free kick from deep in the box.
In the 42nd minute, Mikayla Colohan was on her way to a shot on goal, but was blocked right before the half.
To start off the second half, Arkansas forward Anna Podojil scored for a second time in the top center of the goal after defender Olivia Smith loss touch of the ball.
Colohan looked to respond again for the Cougars with a free kick, but sent it right at the goaltender in the 64th minute.
Rachel McCarthy had a chance to score with less than a minute left off of a long run, but ultimately was blocked.
Colohan and Jamie Shephard picked up two shots a piece, and each had a shot on goal. Brecken Mozingo had three shot attempts, but none were able to reach the frame.
BYU will return to South Field on Thursday, Sept. 2 to host Marquette. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. MDT and will be available for streaming on BYUtv.org or the BYUtv app with radio coverage on BYU Sports Network—BYU Radio 107.9 FM and audio play-by-play on the BYU Cougars app and at BYUCougars.com/LiveRadio
Cougars travel to Arkansas for another SEC road test
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — BYU women's soccer will travel to meet Arkansas for the programs' first ever matchup in its home opener on Monday, Aug. 30.
Saturday’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. CDT. The game will be carried live on the BYU Sports Network — BYU Radio 107.9 FM/BYU Cougars App. The matchup will also be available for streaming on SEC Network+ and ESPN+.
IN THE RANKINGS. BYU is ranked No. 24 in the NCAA DI women's soccer poll. Additionally, BYU is ranked No. 12 in the Top Drawer Soccer college soccer national ranking.
LAST TIME ON THE FIELD. BYU defeated No. 25 USC 2-1 at South Field Thursday evening in front of 5,347 roaring fans. Sophomore transfer Brecken Mozingo opened the match with a goal in the 13th minute, off of a long pass from sophomore Olivia Wade. In the 40th minute, Mozingo floated a perfect pass from a free kick in the corner enabling Bella Folino to connect on a header, taking the lead to 2-0 before the half. USC midfielder Croix Bethune scored the Trojans' only goal of the night, off a penalty kick, after a BYU handball was called in the box. After quelling a few late Trojan attacks, the Cougars were able to hold on for the 2-1 win.
BYU (2-1-0, 0-0-0 WCC) vs Arkansas (0-2-0, 0-0-0 SEC)
- Monday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. CDT at Razorback Field
- TV: SEC Network+
- Streaming: ESPN+
- Radio: BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App/107.9 FM
- Radio play-by-play: Greg Wrubell
THE RAZORBACKS. Arkansas is 0-2-0 after falling to two top-ten ranked teams on the road: Duke and North Carolina. Duke was No. 6 when the Razorbacks faced them in the season opener. North Carolina was No. 3. Arkansas was No. 13. On Aug. 19, the Razorbacks fell to Duke 3-1. Arkansas struck first, but fell flat after an outside-of-the box goal and two successful penalty kicks from the Blue Devils.On Aug. 27, the Razorbacks fell to No. 3 North Carolina in extra time 1-0. The Tar Heels scored in the sixth minute of the first overtime period. The Razorbacks finished the 2020-21 season with a 12-4 record, and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
COUGARS VS. RAZORBACKS. The Cougars and Razorbacks will meet each other for the first time in program history on Monday. Even though the teams haven't competed against each other yet, the closest they’ve come is when BYU hosted the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 2019. Arkansas competed against North Carolina State at South Field in the Second Round and lost 2-1.