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BYU women's soccer: Cougars face Colorado far from home

Published November 20, 2013 9:34 am

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If the BYU women's soccer team is going to make a long run in the NCAA Tournament like it did last season, it is going to have to do it on the road.

Having dispatched Weber State 4-0 last Friday, the No. 19-ranked Cougars (15-4-1) will play Colorado on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. MST at the Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Fla.

If the Cougars win, they will take on No. 1 seed Florida State (19-1-3) or Ole Miss (16-5-2) at 10 a.m. MST Saturday.

"The girls have worked really hard to get here, and there's a lot on the line," BYU coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "It is win or go home."

Junior Jaiden Thornock, senior Colette Jepson Smith and freshman Ella Johnson scored goals against Weber State. The other goal came when Weber State's goalkeeper misplayed a corner kick from sophomore Marissa Nimmer.

Colorado (13-6-2) finished sixth in the Pac-12 but upset No. 4 seed Denver 1-0 on Saturday to advance.

Colorado coach Danny Sanchez is somewhat familiar with BYU, having coached Wyoming for three seasons when the Cougars and Cowboys both were in the Mountain West Conference.

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