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[22 Nov 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Elite Eight Preview: BYU vs. UNC

The BYU women’s soccer team returns to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2003 and faces traditional powerhouse North Carolina. The Cougars host the Tar Heels this Friday at 6:00 p.m. at South Field.
The 2nd-ranked and No. 1-seeded Cougars advanced to the fourth round by defeating Utah State 2-1 in their opening round, Auburn 1-0 in the second round and No. 12 Marquette in a penalty kick shootout in the Sweet 16.
The Tar Heels, ranked 13 nationally and the second seed in BYU’s bracket, defeated Radford 2-0 in …

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[16 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Payne-Holmoe Sends BYU to the Sweet 16

It took BYU nearly a full 90 minutes, but the No. 1-seeded and 2nd-ranked Cougars were finally able to put away Auburn 1-0 Thursday night and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer College Cup.
With the score knotted at 0-0 with 44 seconds left, BYU freshman Michele Murphy was fouled in the box by Auburn junior Blanca Sierra and BYU was awarded a penalty kick.
Senior Carlee Payne-Holmoe placed the ball down on the spot, stepped back, stared down Auburn senior goalkeeper Amy Howard, and then with nerves …

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[12 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
BYU Advances to Host Auburn in College Cup

After a one-day delay due to Utah Valley’s first major fall storm that kept BYU’s grounds crew scrambling to prepare South Field that had been covered by almost a foot of snow, No 1 seed BYU Cougars were able to hold off the Utah State Aggies 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s College Cup.
The two teams met earlier in the season on Sept. 20 in Logan, where the then No. 12 Cougars won 1-0. BYU came into the game on a 17-game winning streak, while the Aggies …

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[9 Nov 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
Women’s Soccer Begins National Title Quest

The BYU women’s soccer team ended their season in dramatic fashion by moving up from their No. 4 national ranking to No. 2–their highest ranking ever, and garnering a No. 1 seed in the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship.
The Cougars host Utah State in the first round Friday at 6:00 PM at South Field. The team also cleaned up this year’s West Coast Conference postseason awards, as voted by the nine WCC head coaches, after going an unbeaten at 7-0-1 in league play and winning its first WCC …

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[20 Oct 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Cougars Don’t Look Past Gonzaga

On a cool damp night at South Field, the women’s soccer team, playing in front of 4,557 fans (the second largest home crowd this season) stayed sharp and took care of business against Gonzaga with a 4-1 win.
The Cougars could easily have looked past the Bulldogs (6-7-1, 0-2 WCC) to their next game against San Diego.
The Cougars improved their record to 14-1-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the West Coast Conference, and are currently on a 13-game unbeaten streak. Later in the evening, San Diego, which came into their game tied …

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[12 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
BYU Gives USF Dons a Royall Welcome

The No. 5 BYU women’s soccer team pushed its season record to 12-1-1 Friday night, and picked up its first win in WCC play, rolling past conference foe San Francisco 3-1 at South Field.
The Cougars came out of a scoring slump that included last week’s 0-0 tie with No. 21 Santa Clara in the first half of the game, when 18 seconds into the 2nd half, Michele Murphy knifed through the heart of the Dons’ defense and placed a perfect kick into the net for a 1-0 lead.
After 26 shots …

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[19 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
No. 7 BYU Goes From Hunter to the Hunted

In late August, the BYU women’s soccer team limped home, licking its wounds after a rare 1-0 loss to arch-rival Utah in Salt Lake City.
The Cougars were not in a good mood and were upset that they didn’t score more goals, something they had been working on since the end of last season when their lack of scoring punch contributed to a couple of losses late in the year that kept them out of the NCAA tournament.
However, that loss to the hated team in red has proved to be the …

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[10 Sep 2012 | 12 Comments | ]
BYU Women’s Soccer on a Roll

–Special to Deep Shades of Blue:

The No. 24 BYU women’s soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the WCC preseason poll this year. The voters may want to rethink their ballots.
The Cougars (6-1) have recently come up with two huge wins over highly-ranked teams in the span of nine days. They defeated No. 11 Long Beach 1-0 on August 30th, then dominated No. 6 Penn State 3-1 Saturday night.
Sandwiched  in between those wins were a 2-0 victory over Colorado College and a 5-0 pasting of the Texas Longhorns.
The win …

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[24 Aug 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
Cougars Crush Utes

BYU rolled Tuesday night in the first athletic contest between the Cougars and Utes since the two schools departed the Mountain West Conference.
The No. 24 womens’s soccer team, a new member of the West Coast Conference, crushed their PAC-12 rivals 4-0 in front of a standing room only crowd of 4,437 at BYU’s South Field.
Following a scoreless first half, the Cougars caught fire, scoring four goals in the second half at the 57th, 64th, 77th and 82nd minute marks.
Four different Cougars got into the scoring column with junior star Jessica …

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[19 Aug 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
BYU Soccer Begins New Season, WCC Era

The No. 17 BYU women’s soccer team opens the 2011 season Friday night in Seattle as the Cougars face the 19th-ranked Washington Huskies.
Head coach Jennifer Rockwood returns nine starters from last year’s squad that captured the Mountain West Conference regular season and conference tournament championships and competed in the NCAA tournament for the sixth consecutive time.
DSB contributor, Walt Hanssen, sat down with Rockwood just prior to the kickoff to the season to get some of her thoughts about the state of the program and becoming a member of the very …