No. 11 BYU women’s soccer gets first road win of the season behind 24th career goal from Brecken Mozingo

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Boise, Idaho –

No. 11 BYU Women’s Soccer stayed undefeated on the season defeating Boise State 4-1 Saturday evening at Boas Soccer Complex in Boise, Idaho.

The BYU of old would return, finding the back of the net 90 seconds into the match just like it has mostly all season.

 Bella Folino scored her third goal of the season, taking a pass from Ellie Boren and burying a shot in bottom right of the goal to give BYU a 1-0 lead.

The Broncos best chance in the first half would come from forward Carly Cross in the 23rd. Cross would find her all alone with BYU goalkeeper Savanna Mason, but couldn’t even the score as the shot sailed over the net.

The rest of the half would be quiet with only one shot coming in the last 25 minutes.

BYU led the NCAA in shots per game just a season ago. Although the Cougars would outshoot the Broncos, they were held to just five shots in the first half.

The second wouldn’t disappoint as four goals were scored between both teams.

Olivia Wade-Katoa would score under the crossbar for the second straight game unassisted in the 59th minute to give BYU a 2-0 lead.

Wade-Katoa has now scored in all four games this season, and is currently BYU’s leader in points.

Boise State would finally cut the Cougar lead in half in the 66th minute. The Broncos had a free kick right out the 18-yard box and instead of taking the shot at the marked spot Morgan Stone would cross the ball through the middle to find Michela Justiniani.

With the momentum swing in favor of the Broncos, the Cougars were looking for its third goal of the night.

Well that goal would finally come in the 72nd minute. 

A shot from Kendall Peterson hit the top left of the crossbar forcing Broncos goalkeeper Genevieve Crenshaw to come out of net. The loose ball would find Tara Warner who made a cross to Allie Fryer giving BYU 3-1 advantage.

With Allie Fryer’s 10th career goal, and first of the season, the momentum would be back in the hands of BYU.

BYU would finally shut the door on the Broncos four minutes later with their fourth goal of the night.

In the 76th minute Brecken Mozingo would convert on a penalty kick after defender Kendall Peterson got dragged down by Boise State midfielder Sophie Drown. This would also be Mozingo’s 24th goal of her BYU career, moving her into 18th-place all-time.

The Cougars now head home to host No. 1 UCLA at South Field, Thursday August 31st at 8pm MDT. The game will be streamed on ESPN+


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