by Mike Miller
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.
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