BYU set to play No. 1 seed Florida State in the National Championship game
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — No. 4 seed BYU women's soccer faces No. 1 seed Florida State on Monday, Dec. 6 at Stevens Stadium for the NCAA Championship in what is BYU's first appearance in the NCAA College Cup finals.
Monday's matchup is scheduled for 5 p.m. PST on ESPNU. The game will also be carried live on the BYU Sports Network — BYU Cougars App and byucougars.com/liveradio as well as BYU Radio SiriusXM/BYU Radio app.
LAST TIME ON THE FIELD. BYU advanced in penalty kicks (3-2) after 110 minutes of scoreless play against West Coast Conference foe Santa Clara in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup Friday night at a sold-out Stevens Stadium. BYU's victory in penalty kicks snapped the defending national champions nine-game win streak in the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars failed to convert on its first two attempts, but a conversion by Brecken Mozingo, followed by a key save by Cassidy Smith over All-American Kelsey Turnbow, turned the tide back into BYU's favor. Olivia Wade had the game-winning penalty kick, with Santa Clara's Ellie Glenn's shot hit off the right post to end the match. BYU has scored 77 goals this season, with 23 of them occurring in the first 15 minutes of its games.
BYU ALL-AMERICANS. Seniors Mikayla Colohan and Cameron Tucker were named All-Americans last week, with Colohan selected to the first team and Tucker selected to the third team. Colohan collected her fourth United Soccer Coaches All-American award and has the most first-team honors in BYU women’s soccer history. She has the second-most goals in BYU women's soccer history with 53, and sits behind BYU legend Shauna Rohbock's record of 94 goals from 1995-1998. Tucker received All-American honors for the first time in her career. Throughout her career at BYU, Tucker has 43 goals, 29 assists and 115 points. She is in sixth place in all-time goals for BYU and eighth in assists.
No. 4 BYU (17-4-2, 8-1-0 WCC) vs Florida State (21-1-2, 7-1-2 ACC)
- Monday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. PST at Stevens Stadium
- TV: ESPNU
- TV talent: Jenn Hildreth and Julie Foudy
- Radio: BYU Radio SiriusXM/BYU Radio app
- Radio: BYU Sports Network/BYU Cougars App/107.9 FM
- Radio play-by-play: Greg Wrubell
THE SEMINOLES. Florida State has advanced to its third National Championship in the last four years. Last season could have made three national titles in a row, but Florida State fell to Santa Clara in penalty kicks (4-1) after a 1-1 tie through regulation in the NCAA College Cup finals. Florida State's only loss of the 2021 season came from No. 6 Duke, with the Blue Devils scoring the game-winning goal in the 27th minute. Earlier in the season, Florida State came to a draw with No. 1 Virginia on Oct. 28 , then beat the Cavaliers later in the season, 1-0 in the ACC Tournament Championship Game on Nov. 7. BYU also defeated Virginia in the post season, winning 1-0 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Florida State has outscored its opponents 18-3 in the NCAA Tournament over the last two seasons, including seven shutouts. The Seminoles have three All-Americans on their current roster, with seniors Emily Madril and Jaelin Howell recently named to the first-team and Yujie Zhao named to the second-team.
COUGARS VS. SEMINOLES. BYU and Florida State will meet each other for the first time in both of the programs' history. BYU has the nation's best scoring offense, averaging 3.50 goals per game, with Florida State sitting in fifth place with an average of 2.83 goals per game. Colohan of BYU has the second most goals in the NCAA right now with 18, alongside is Tucker at seventh-most with 16, while Florida State's Beata Olson is tied for the 14th with 14. BYU and its head coach Jennifer Rockwood look to secure their first ever National Championship title in what is Rockwood's and BYU's 27th all-time season.