Elise Flake scored two first-half goals to lead the No. 10 BYU women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over 12th-ranked Texas A&M on Thursday night at South Field in Provo.

“We just wanted to go out as hard as we could from the very beginning,” BYU coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “We take a lot of pride in our attack right now. We spent a lot of time on encouraging them to use their skills on attacking. That’s sometimes your best defense. If you make your opponents play more defense than they’re used to, it’s hard to get into rhythm.”

Flake scored in the 34th off an assist by Josie Guinn, and 37th minutes for the Cougars, who improved to 5-0 on the season. The Aggies fell to 4-1-2.

BYU volleyball wins tournament opener

Behind 17 kills, four blocks and three aces from senior McKenna Miller, the No. 13 BYU women’s volleyball team defeated Wichita State 3-1 — 23-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20 — on Thursday night at the Shocker Volleyball Classic in Wichita, Kan.

Miller’s kill total represented a season high. Four Cougars finished with double-digit kill totals, including junior Kennedy Eschenberg’s career-high 13.

Freshman Whitney Bower had 51 assists and a team-high 16 digs for BYU (6-1). Sophomore Heather Gneiting added 11 kills and seven blocks.

Next up for BYU is a Friday matchup with third-ranked Texas.