BYU women’s soccer hosts elite 8 game against South Carolina

The Cougars will only compete against the Gamecocks for the second time in program history.

(Nate Edwards | BYU Photo) BYU striker Cameron Tucker took to the field last season. The Cougars receive this weekend in Provo South Carolina in the Elite 8.

The BYU women’s soccer team continues to make noise at the NCAA tournament and will have the chance to advance to the Final Four in front of their home crowd.

BYU is holding the tournament’s elite 8 round for only the second time in school history. The Cougars will face the South Carolina Gamecocks at South Field, Provo on Saturday at 5 p.m. It will only be the second time that the Cougars and Gamecocks have played against each other.

The stage is set for a Cougars side who have lost just one game on their home field all season.

The Cougars ride a five-game winning streak in the Elite 8 match against South Carolina. They defeated top seeded Virginia 1-0 last Saturday on their way to progress. Senior striker Cameron Tucker canceled the game in the 47th minute.

The last time BYU played against South Carolina was in the third round of the 2016 NCAA tournament, when the Gamecocks won 1-0.

If the Cougars win, they will advance to the College Cup for time in the history of the program.

BYU has the most successful offensive in the country this season with 3.48 goals per game. It is also first in strokes per game (24.4).

Tucker and senior midfielder Mikayla Colohan each scored 16 goals in 2021, making them the sixth best in the country. Colohan is fourth in the country with 14 assists.

The Southeastern Conference Gamecocks enter the matchup, with BYU holding an overall 14-6-1 record this season. You have a three game winning streak. Catherine Barry leads the team with eight goals while Ryan Gareis has nine assists and four goals. Lauren Chang has 10 assists leading the team.

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