Cougar Win At Home is Coach's 250th
PROVO -- The No. 14 BYU women’s soccer team (3-0) defeated in-state rival Weber State 5-1 Friday night, securing head coach Jennifer Rockwood’s 250th career victory.
"It was a great win, obviously, with it being our first win at home," Rockwood said. "I’m glad all the fans were able to stick around even with the weather delay. The girls love playing in front of the crowd and definitely showed it tonight."
The Cougars maintained possession for most of the game, holding the Wildcats to just two shots in the entire game. Weber State goalkeeper Ryann Waldmann, however, was kept busy all night with BYU taking 23 shots on goal for the night. Waldmann had a season-high 12 saves.
BYU headed into the locker room at halftime holding the Wildcats to zero shots with a 1-0 lead.
"At halftime we told the girls how well they had played in the first half and that they just needed to be patient with the ball," Rockwood said.
"They played with a lot of energy tonight and are fun to watch," Rockwood said. "Even though we didn’t get into it right at first, the girls kept their composure and played very well through the rest of the game."
The Cougars continued their offensive dominance in the 60th minute with Jessica Ringwood sending a cross over to Marshall for her second goal of the night and third this season.
Senior Kassidy Shumway got into the action with a goal of her own when Payne sent a ball from near the corner for the assist to put the Cougars up 4-0 in minute 68. The goal was Shumway's third this season.
BYU’s reserves were also able to contribute with junior Auna Janis-Doria adding her first goal of the season to put the home team up 5-0 late in the second half.
Weber State got on the board in the 82nd minute with Alyssa Amano netting the Wildcats only score on their first shot of game. Jessie Baddley added the Wildcat’s second shot just moments later but it was saved by BYU keeper Katherine Snyder.
Up next for the 14th-ranked Cougars is a Tuesday, August 31, match against Northwestern on South Field at 7 p.m.
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