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Six Different Cougars score as BYU dominates San Francisco in the first WCC home match of the Season.

Ruby Hladek takes shot at the top of the box Wednesday night against San Francisco. Photo Courtesy of BYU Athletics/BYU Women's Soccer

10/5/22

Provo, UT – 

BYU (5-2-4, 1-0-1) was looking to bounce back against the San Francisco Dons (5-4-3, 0-2) after coming off a clean sheet draw against Saint Mary’s on Saturday October 1st.

BYU was 6-0 in home matches against the Dons and extended that streak to 7 in their 6-0 victory on Wednesday night.

BYU came into Wednesday’s game leading their opponents in corner kicks 70 to 24. 

The first goal game came for the Cougars in the 31st minute on the attack. Freshman Sierra Pennock kicked a beautiful ball down the right side to Brecken Mozingo. Mozingo found Allie Fryer who took a one touch shout and buried the goal in the top left corner.

San Francisco’s defense could not stop BYU’s dominant offensive attack as the Cougars added another goal in the 36th minute.

The Cougars second goal came from no other than Junior Midfielder Brecken Mozingo. Mozingo came into Wednesday’s matchup leading the Cougars in goals and assists. 

The Junior from Alta, Utah continued to add to her hot season as she notched her seventh goal of the season giving BYU a 2-0 lead over San Francisco in the first half.

BYU outshot the Dons 17 to 5 in the first half.

The offensive pressure for BYU didn’t stop as they added two goals to open up the second half. Dons keeper Kira Ybarra mis played a ball out of her own goal and the Cougars made her pay.

Olivia Wade made a direct pass to Ellie Maughan off the bad pass who delivered a double to give the Cougars 3-0 lead in the 49th minute. This was also Maughn’s first goal of the season.

The usual starting keeper for San Francisco Dons Megan Nail did not play as she was out with concussion sustained in Dons last match against Gonzaga.

BYU continued to score as Captain Jamie Sheppard added another goal in the 51st minute. Sheppard called her own number as she split three defenders straight away inside the 18 yard box increasing the lead to 4-0.

One of the rare opportunities for the Dons came in the 57th minute from Alex Carpio who had a point blank chance at the top of the 18 yard box, but BYU keeper Savannah Mason shut the door maintaining the shut out for the Cougars.

Olivia joined the contest adding her fourth goal of the season in the 58th minute. With BYU up 5-0 at this point the game was already out of reach.

With the victory already secured BYU didn’t stop their offensive attack as the last goal of the match came in the 82nd minute from Freshman Erin Bailey. Bailey received a pass from Freshman Ruby Hladek and was all alone in the box, which made the score 6-0 all BYU. This was Bailey’s first goal as Cougar as well Hladek first assist.

The Cougars will continue with conference play this Saturday, Oct. 8, as they travel to California to take Pacific. Saturday’s match is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. PDT. The match will be broadcast live on the WCC Network as well as the BYU Radio. The online stream will be available online through the app and on 107.9 FM.

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  • Ronald Weaver

    My name is Ronald Weaver lll, I’m a from Chicago, IL studying Sports Media at Brigham Young University. I’m currently work as a reporter, writer & producer for ESPN 960. I also do the Cougar Sports Center Updates & Game Highlights Monday-Friday as well.

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