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    BYU won its last exhibition game against UO Sooners 1-0 in Norman over the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    BYU won its last exhibition game against UO Sooners 1-0 in Norman over the weekend.
    It was a fun game. BYU really outplayed them. They should have put 4 or 5 into the net but OU had a very good goalkeeper who came up with 6 or so saves. The first ten minutes OU looked really good, but BYU adjusted to what they were doing and dominated the match from there. After the game Coach Rockwood said OU came out in a look they weren't expecting but BYU eventually took advantage of their playing only three defenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    It was a fun game. BYU really outplayed them. They should have put 4 or 5 into the net but OU had a very good goalkeeper who came up with 6 or so saves. The first ten minutes OU looked really good, but BYU adjusted to what they were doing and dominated the match from there. After the game Coach Rockwood said OU came out in a look they weren't expecting but BYU eventually took advantage of their playing only three defenders.
    Soccercats fall 3-1 against unranked Penn State. That sucks, but Penn State had the number 1 or 4th ranked recruiting class. Still sucks to lose to an unranked team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Soccercats fall 3-1 against unranked Penn State. That sucks, but Penn State had the number 1 or 4th ranked recruiting class. Still sucks to lose to an unranked team.
    do they really call them the soccercats? I don't like that.

    Penn state is #1 in this poll: https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/coll...rankings/women

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Soccercats fall 3-1 against unranked Penn State. That sucks, but Penn State had the number 1 or 4th ranked recruiting class. Still sucks to lose to an unranked team.
    From what I heard on BYUSN, the PSU team was unranked because 5-6 of their players were with one of the U.S. national teams for international play last season. All of those girls are back at school this season.
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    Herosports.com shows the Bennett rankings. I guess it's like the Sagarins for college soccer. The schedule so far has been beyond tough. Look at how it ranks BYU's oppenents. It currently has BYU without a win at #55.

    Penn State: 5 (loss)
    Ohio State: 14 (tie)
    CS-Fullerton: 36 (tie)
    UCLA: 4 (loss)
    Colorado: 22 (loss)

    Coming up:
    Utah: 23
    Oregon St.: 89
    Arizona: 61
    Kansas: 30
    UVU: 233

    It's going to start to get a little easier. Colorado definitely got away from them. I hope they're not losing confidence. They played a very good game against UCLA, which at the very least should have been a tie with Gomes missing what should have been a sure breakaway goal late in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Herosports.com shows the Bennett rankings. I guess it's like the Sagarins for college soccer. The schedule so far has been beyond tough. Look at how it ranks BYU's oppenents. It currently has BYU without a win at #55.

    Penn State: 5 (loss)
    Ohio State: 14 (tie)
    CS-Fullerton: 36 (tie)
    UCLA: 4 (loss)
    Colorado: 22 (loss)

    Coming up:
    Utah: 23
    Oregon St.: 89
    Arizona: 61
    Kansas: 30
    UVU: 233

    It's going to start to get a little easier. Colorado definitely got away from them. I hope they're not losing confidence. They played a very good game against UCLA, which at the very least should have been a tie with Gomes missing what should have been a sure breakaway goal late in the game.
    There is no offensive cohesion with this group, and I haven't focused upon the backline. I am not sold on this team as I was on last year's team. They may also lose to Utah, damn it all.
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    Soccercats still winless as they tied the Utes. This will be one of Coach's worst teams in a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Soccercats still winless as they tied the Utes. This will be one of Coach's worst teams in a long time.
    Nice 3-0 win over OSU last night. Sure, OSU isn't that good, but that's what you're supposed to do against a not great team. BYU ranks #1 in the nation in SOS right now, so it's kind of hard to judge this as the worst team ever when they've never had a schedule like this. Let's see how they do against Arizona and Kansas, which are both pretty good, but beatable teams. I think they're coming around.

    https://herosports.com/rankings/coll...-womens-soccer
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Nice 3-0 win over OSU last night. Sure, OSU isn't that good, but that's what you're supposed to do against a not great team. BYU ranks #1 in the nation in SOS right now, so it's kind of hard to judge this as the worst team ever when they've never had a schedule like this. Let's see how they do against Arizona and Kansas, which are both pretty good, but beatable teams. I think they're coming around.

    https://herosports.com/rankings/coll...-womens-soccer
    Topper says it's the worst team in years. SOS doesn't matter. If he could catch a game in person, he would boo this terrible team in order to turn the season around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Topper says it's the worst team in years. SOS doesn't matter. If he could catch a game in person, he would boo this terrible team in order to turn the season around.
    I've seen almost every game, including the exhibition at Oklahoma. Penn State was the only one I didn't watch. I would say the Colorado game was by far their worst played, but that wasn't close to their toughest opponent, although still a good team. I thought UCLA was the best team they played, and yet we were one botched point-blank miss from Gomes that should have gone in and another post-hitting miss from Elise Flake from winning that game. We played even with Utah and Ohio State which are top 15-25 level teams. We're not bad. The schedule has just been ridiculously hard. It really seemed like it paid off in last night's game though. Arizona and Kansas coming up are two more NCAA tournament level teams, but teams we are prepared to play after what we've faced so far. I think the confidence from the road win last night will help.

    Also, hopefully Mikayla Colohan can get back into the lineup soon. Just a freshman, but super talented, and in the first couple of games before she hurt her ankle I think she has already showed some signs of potentially becoming that Michele Vasconcelos-type difference maker in the midfield. She didn't start the exhibition against OU but showed enough for Rockwood to play her all 90 minutes against PSU and the entire game against Ohio State before getting hurt. And Rockwood usually only plays her most important 3-4 players for all 90 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Topper says it's the worst team in years. SOS doesn't matter. If he could catch a game in person, he would boo this terrible team in order to turn the season around.


    Good ol' Topper - just doing his part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    I've seen almost every game, including the exhibition at Oklahoma. Penn State was the only one I didn't watch. I would say the Colorado game was by far their worst played, but that wasn't close to their toughest opponent, although still a good team. I thought UCLA was the best team they played, and yet we were one botched point-blank miss from Gomes that should have gone in and another post-hitting miss from Elise Flake from winning that game. We played even with Utah and Ohio State which are top 15-25 level teams. We're not bad. The schedule has just been ridiculously hard. It really seemed like it paid off in last night's game though. Arizona and Kansas coming up are two more NCAA tournament level teams, but teams we are prepared to play after what we've faced so far. I think the confidence from the road win last night will help.

    Also, hopefully Mikayla Colohan can get back into the lineup soon. Just a freshman, but super talented, and in the first couple of games before she hurt her ankle I think she has already showed some signs of potentially becoming that Michele Vasconcelos-type difference maker in the midfield. She didn't start the exhibition against OU but showed enough for Rockwood to play her all 90 minutes against PSU and the entire game against Ohio State before getting hurt. And Rockwood usually only plays her most important 3-4 players for all 90 minutes.
    SOS matters but the team struggles to score and I will continue to watch on the TV.

    They will start winning because except for Santa Clara the competition in conference isn't very difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    SOS matters but the team struggles to score and I will continue to watch on the TV.

    They will start winning because except for Santa Clara the competition in conference isn't very difficult.
    most teams would struggle to score against the teams we've been playing. We didn't struggle to score in the last game against a team that is not terrible but a couple of steps down from the UCLAs and Penn States. We'll see how it goes against Arizona and Kansas. If we can do well in those then the season is definitely salvageable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    most teams would struggle to score against the teams we've been playing. We didn't struggle to score in the last game against a team that is not terrible but a couple of steps down from the UCLAs and Penn States. We'll see how it goes against Arizona and Kansas. If we can do well in those then the season is definitely salvageable.
    At first I thought this was a post about the football team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    At first I thought this was a post about the football team.

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    most FBS teams wouldn't struggle to score against Portland State, sad as that is to realize about our team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    most FBS teams wouldn't struggle to score against Portland State, sad as that is to realize about our team.
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    BYU might have the worst offense I've ever seen. Does Ty Detmer have any eligibility left? I think he could play better than he coaches
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    Age advantage?
    Like BYU’s football team, their women’s soccer team is generally older than their competition.

    BYU student-athletes often embark on two-year mission trips through the Church of Latter-Day Saints, and an NCAA exemption allows them to stop their five-year eligibility clock until they return.

    Thus, BYU student-athletes are often two years older than those they’re competing against — and sometimes even older than that.

    For instance, former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill was 26 years old when he lined up against Arizona football last season.

    “I haven’t looked exactly at it this year, but I assume that it’s every year they have a few that are a bit older,” Amato said of the current BYU team.

    How much does that matter?

    “It depends on the individuals,” Amato said. “Some years they’ve had girls where it’s like ‘those are women.’ And our 18-year-old that’s still trying to figure it out as a freshman feels a little different than that 23-year-old, so there have been times where I’ve seen them play and I’ve thought that.”

    Arizona is 1-11 all-time vs. BYU, with the last match being played in 2012. BYU won that game 1-0.


    Do that many women athletes go on mission trips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
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    Do that many women athletes go on mission trips?

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    No, of course not. That guy is stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
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    Geez. Always fun when the excuses come out before the game is even played though. Roger Reid gave the all time best response to an opposing coach complaining about RMs when he said, "Well, would he rather I had Shawn Bradley right now?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Geez. Always fun when the excuses come out before the game is even played though. Roger Reid gave the all time best response to an opposing coach complaining about RMs when he said, "Well, would he rather I had Shawn Bradley right now?"
    Arizona won 2-1 at the beginning of overtime. BYU rarely loses to AZ. It is a sign of a crappy season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Arizona won 2-1 at the beginning of overtime. BYU rarely loses to AZ. It is a sign of a crappy season.
    Maybe they just don't have enough returned missionaries on the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Maybe they just don't have enough returned missionaries on the team.
    Any time they lose to a team not named Stanford or UCLA from the Pac12, you know it is a down year. More RMs for the seniority advantage!
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    I caught the second half of BYUs destruction of Gonzaga (6-3) at my hotel last night. I will preface this by saying I watched as much last night as I have seen all year. But far from lack of offensive cohesion that Topper was saying above, I saw our backline leaving huge holes and making bad decisions that kept Gonzaga in the game too long. Their third goal was a penalty resulting from a very clumsy tackle a yard inside the box on the left side. She had help behind her and there was no reason to take that risk.

    Offensively we controlled possession in the midfield and seemed to be getting shots from just outside the 18 on almost every trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    I caught the second half of BYUs destruction of Gonzaga (6-3) at my hotel last night. I will preface this by saying I watched as much last night as I have seen all year. But far from lack of offensive cohesion that Topper was saying above, I saw our backline leaving huge holes and making bad decisions that kept Gonzaga in the game too long. Their third goal was a penalty resulting from a very clumsy tackle a yard inside the box on the left side. She had help behind her and there was no reason to take that risk.

    Offensively we controlled possession in the midfield and seemed to be getting shots from just outside the 18 on almost every trip.
    If you had seen their previous games or monitor the scores, you know that the Zag game is not indicative of their disappointing season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    If you had seen their previous games or monitor the scores, you know that the Zag game is not indicative of their disappointing season.
    I didn't dispute that the season is disappointing. I disputed that you know what the hell you're talking about when you critique the offense.

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