Gabby Stockard | Posted: 17 Aug 2021 | Updated: 13 Sep 2021

Cougars open 2021 regular season on Thursday against Ohio State

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PROVO, Utah – No. 15 BYU women's soccer will take on Ohio State on Thursday, Aug. 19 at South Field for the 2021 regular season opener.

Thursday’s matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m. MDT. The game will be broadcast on BYUtv as well as the BYUtv App, with radio coverage on BYU Sports Network—BYU Radio 107.9 FM and audio play-by-play also streaming on the BYU Cougars app and at

IN THE RANKINGS. BYU is ranked No. 15 in preseason poll.

2020-21 SEASON. In 2020-21, BYU earned an 11-4-1 overall record and a second round appearance in the NCAA tournament. BYU finished the 2020-21 season ranked No. 17 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. At the conclusion of the 2020-21 season, senior Mikayla Colohan was named the WCC Offensive Player of the Year. Colohan, who accounted for 11 goals and five assists in the season, was also named First Team All-American.

2021 SEASON PREVIEW. BYU returns 10 starters, including Colohan, who was drafted by the Orlando Pride, for a final season. Cameron Tucker, who recorded eight goals and eight assists in 2020-21, will also return. The Cougars lost two seniors, but due to an extra year of eligibility will return five others, including Colohan, Tucker, goalkeeper Cassidy Smith, Grace Johnson and Makaylie Moore. The incoming class features six new athletes.

No. 15 BYU (0-0-0, 0-0-0 WCC) vs Ohio State (0-0-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten)

  • Thursday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. MT at South Field
  • TV: BYUtv and BYUtv App
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App/107.9 FM
  • Radio play-by-play: Greg Wrubell

THE BUCKEYES. Ohio State finished the 2020-21 season 8-3-3 after falling to Santa Clara in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

COUGARS VS. BUCKEYES. The Cougars and Buckeyes have met twice, with the last matchup being in 2016. BYU won 3-0 at Ohio State. The last time the Cougars played the Buckeyes at South Field resulted in a 0-0 draw following two overtimes in 2017.

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