Cougar Corner: Soccer and Volleyball Continue to Dominate

Cougar Corner: Soccer and Volleyball Continue to Dominate

by Mike Miller

With another disappointing football performance, this time in Waco, BYU Cougar fans are buoyed by the women’s soccer and volleyball teams. They continue to be dominant in these other sports.

Women’s Soccer

The #15 ranked Cougars have scored at least six goals in their last four games, including a 6-1 dismantling of Pacific in Provo on Saturday night. On the season, BYU is the best offensive team in the country with 4.08 goals per game. The Cougars took a 5-0 lead into halftime against Pacific, before seeing out the second half with another routine performance. Five different players scored in the match, further showcasing BYU’s abilities to score a lot of goals in different ways.

Next Up: The Cougars visit San Francisco this Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. MST, followed by Loyola Marymount coming to Provo on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. MST.

Women’s Volleyball

BYU continues to hold steady at #8 in the rankings, improving to 18-1 on the season with a pair of wins on their California road trip. The Cougars’ only loss of the season came at the hands of #4 Pitt. This week, it was LMU and #24 Pepperdine who were the victims of BYU’s resilient team. After losing the opening set in both matches, the Cougars rallied back to take care of business by a comfortable margin.

Next Up: Just one game this week as San Diego comes to the Smith Field House at 7:00 p.m. MST on Friday night.


The Cougars received a brutual welcome to the Big 12 as they were dismantled 38-24 at Baylor. After being ranked #10 just two weeks ago, BYU crashed out of the AP Top 25 with the loss. While there is still time to produce a meaningful season, the Cougars will need to turn things around in a hurry. Hopefully being back in the friendly confines of the Pac-12 this week will help when they travel to Washington to play Washington State on Saturday.

Next Up: The Washington State game kicks off at 1:30 p.m MST on FS1.

Featured image courtesy Ron Jenkins, AP

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