No. 8 Cougars clash with Buckeyes in Monday's home opener
PROVO, Utah – Ohio State comes into town as No. 8 BYU women's soccer hosts the Buckeyes in the home opener Monday.
The Cougars dropped their season opener 3-1 at Penn State last Friday. Despite the score, BYU hung close in possession and shots, particularly in the second half. Cameron Tucker scored her first collegiate goal off a cross from fellow freshman Mikayla Colohan.
Looking to bounce back against the Buckeyes, the Cougars haven't dropped back-to-back games since 2014.
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In their season opener at Arizona State, the Buckeyes won 2-1 in overtime. Meghan Kammerdeiner's 98th minute goal clinched it for Ohio State, who got a goal and assist from both Kammerdeiner and Sammy Edwards.
Like BYU, Ohio State's top scorer in 2016, Lindsay Agnew, was a senior. Edwards is the top-returning scorer, with six goals last season.
The Buckeyes were picked to finish eighth in Big Ten preseason poll.
- Monday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. MDT, at South Field
- TV: BYUtv
- TV Talent: Spencer Linton (play-by-play), Natalyn Lewis (analyst), Lauren Francom McClain (sideline)
- Radio: BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Paige Barker (analyst)
BYU leads 1-0. Last year's matchup in Columbus marked the first game between the two teams. Nadia Gomes had a goal and an assist for the Cougars in a 3-0 win.